Recently, David Barton spoke at Ohio Christian University where he delivered a truncated version of his standard presentation before doing something we’ve never seen him do before: answer questions!
During the discussion, Barton was asked about the controversy surrounding his discredited book “The Jefferson Lies” which he, of course, responded to by spewing his patented combination of hubris and misinformation.
Claiming that he had been the target of secularists for a long time but “they couldn’t do anything because we had so many documents,” Barton said these unnamed secular groups decided to “recruit” Christian professors who would go after him.
These Christian professors (by whom he means Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter), Barton said, were only able to find fault with a few dozen of the thousands of facts in his book, before asserting that a new version will soon be released by Simon and Schuster that will blow their criticism out of the water (of course, Barton didn’t mention that the new version of his book is actually being released by his good friend Glenn Beck’s Mercury Ink, which has a partnership with Simon and Schuster.)
“I’m really scary,” Barton declared. “I am very scary for people who have a secular worldview,” he said, claiming that the ACLU has spent over a million dollars on an effort to discredit him.
“I try to challenge people to prove me wrong,” Barton said, asserting that the Christian professors who criticized him did so only because they are “so secular” before predicting that the entire debate will be over in a few months when his book is released and it “tears them up”:
We, of course, have multiple examples of Barton openly lying but, for some reason, he never even bothers to try and refute these documented examples.