Barton: Jesus Opposed the Minimum Wage

As we noted yesterday in our post about Bryan Fischer interviewing Rep. Michele Bachmann, a group of conservative leaders – including Bachmann, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Haley Barbour, and David Barton – have gathered for a Religious Right event in Iowa aimed at mobilizing pastors called “Rediscover God In America.”

The event is being webcast by the American Family Association and last night David Barton got the festivities underway by explaining to the audience that all of our economic and tax policies ought to be dictated by the Bible … and that means getting rid of the minimum wage because it was opposed by Jesus (Barton didn’t actually cite the passage he uses to support this claim in this presentation, but it is Matthew 20:1-16):