It has become quite clear by now that David Barton does not particularly care about the accuracy of the things he says and will flagrantly misrepresent just about anything if it serves his purpose.
Last week, we posted a clip in which Barton claimed that the Southern Poverty Law Center had placed him on a list of the “25 greatest domestic terrorists in America” simply because he loves God and loves America. As we pointed out, the SPLC did nothing of the sort, but rather simply included him in a report highlighting “30 New Activists Heading Up the Radical Right.”
So it is undeniably false for Barton to claim that the SPLC ever called him a domestic terrorist or anything of the sort … but Barton doesn’t care and went ahead and repeated the claim on his radio program today:
Barton: The Southern Poverty Law Center now has me as one of the thirty terrorists to be watched in America because I combine God and country and they said that really makes you a terrorist. So I’m on the list of thirty that need to be watched as domestic terrorists because I think God and country go together … Isn’t this nuts?
Green: These guys are so off-track. The people that want to save the country, they’re worried about and not worried about the ones that want to destroy it.
Barton: When you look at groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, when you look at the Obama administration we’ve know all along that Communists and Secularists hate God and they hate country. There’s nothing new about that. And the fact that they may have an old traditional name or the fact that they may have the name of a government agency doesn’t change the philosophy of the people are are in it. And the people that are in it right now in the Southern Poverty Law Center, I mean you got just a ton of communist-thinking people in there and they’ve always hated God and they’ve always hated country, so I’m glad to be on the anti-communist list, which is what it amounts to.