John Fea Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 06/12/2012, 10:45am
Last year, Warren Throckmorton began writing a series of blog posts about the false claims made by David Barton about Thomas Jefferson, which eventually culminated in a new book he co-authored called "Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President." At the time when Throckmorton was just beginning this undertaking, he was invited to appear on a radio program hosted by Paul Edwards to discuss his work alongside Barton himself, who had initially agreed to appear on the program but then reneged once he learned that he'd actually have to defend his work against... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 08/22/2011, 4:46pm
Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: Paranoia and the Progressive Press: A Response to WaPo’s Religion Columnist. Alvin McEwen: 16 reasons why the Family Research Council is a hate group. John Fea: Palin: The National Endowment for the Humanities Needs to Go. Media Matters: Restoring Hyperbole: Beck's Jerusalem Rally Will Be "A Planet Course-Altering Event." Ian Millhiser @ Think Progress: Just One Week Into His Campaign, Rick Perry Disavows His Nine-Month-Old Book. Joe Sudbay @ Americablog: Prof. says Boehner’s DOMA lawyer "... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 07/05/2011, 11:03am
As we have noted before, actual historians tend to agree that David Barton is not a historian but rather a Religious Right activist who intentionally misrepresents history in order to promote his political agenda. And with every presentation he delivers, Barton just reinforces that fact. For instance, Focus on the Family ran a two-day broadcast last week featuring one of Barton's presentation in which he made the following assertion: You see, even in previous generations, we fully expected our military and our political leaders to be highly religious. You've probably seen lots of... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 05/31/2011, 4:44pm
PFAW: Why is the GOP keeping women and people of color off the bench? Joanna Brooks @ Religion Dispatches: Mormons & Romney Presidency “Dangerous” According to Evangelical Author. Layla Pena @ Iowa Independent: Roy Moore sees ‘moral crisis’ and mulls run for presidency. Eric Kleefeld @ TPM: Bachmann’s Prayers Answered: ‘I’ve Had That Calling’ To Run For President. Steve Benen: Romney: ‘I don’t like vampires personally.’ John Fea: The U.S. Constitution and "the Year of our Lord.... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 05/11/2011, 1:02pm
David Barton has been in the spotlight lately. In recent weeks, he was featured in a New York Times profile, interviewed on "The Daily Show," and was even the focus on a long report we released chronicling his career of peddling right-wing pseudohistory for political gain. The upside of Barton's recent high profile is that bona fide historians who, unlike Barton, actually have training and credentials, are starting to stand up to Barton's flagrant and intentional misuse of history. For instance, yesterday Paul Harvey, a Professor of History at the University of Colorado at... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/05/2011, 3:00pm
The Daily Show - Exclusive - David Barton Extended Interview Pt. 2 Tags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show - Exclusive - David Barton Extended Interview Pt. 3 Tags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook David Barton tells Jon Stewart that he never took President John Adams’ ideas on the relationship of church and state out of context. First Barton lies about Adams’ faith, positing that he was a 'Trinitarian Unitarian.' Unitarianism, however, is based on... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 03/22/2011, 10:08am
Rep. Randy Forbes is on a mission to pass a resolution affirming that the national motto "In God We Trust" and House Republicans are playing right along, so it is no surprise that Religious Right activists like the Family Research Council's Ken Klukowski are stepping up to make their contribution to this important effort as well: Odds are good the Founding Fathers would be astounded by the religious controversies of this past week. First, Rep. Randy Forbes, R-VA, introduced a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as our national motto. He did so in part after... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 03/11/2011, 4:49pm
In the final episode of "Random Book Blogging" based on John Fea's "Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction," I want to highlight two passages that relate to the Religious Right's insistence that the Founding Fathers were ultra-religious Christians who intended to create a Christian nation. From the moment he began running for president, Barack Obama has been relentlessly criticized by the Religious Right whenever he speaks about his faith. In fact, for years now, we have been hearing how Obama is not actually a Christian and that his... MORE >
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11/14/14 @ 10:57am
Solomon: Obama Is 'A Homosexual Muslim Married To A Man'
11/10/14 @ 3:50pm
Beck: 'Revolutionaries Will Come And They Will Pull You Out Of Your Car And Shoot You'
11/13/14 @ 2:42pm
Alex Jones Has Net Neutrality Meltdown: This Is What The Nazis Did!
11/13/14 @ 5:00pm
Ben Carson Will Crack Down On Non-Citizens Committing Voter Fraud By Revoking Their Citizenship
11/12/14 @ 10:55am