The disastrous effects of global warming are most certainly man-made, said Christian historian David Barton. No, not because we’ve been burning fossil fuels. It’s because God is mad at us. And no, he’s not mad us for burning fossil fuels. All this “climate stuff that we can’t explain,” Barton explained in a conversation with televangelist Kenneth Copeland, is God’s judgment wrought down on us for, among other things, abortion.
Last week, numerous outlets broke the startling news that Thomas Nelson Publishers has canceled conservative historian David Barton’s book “The Jefferson Lies.” The publishing company is now claiming that the book — which like many of Barton’s projects encountered controversy and intense critique — has historical errors that were found to render it unsellable. In exclusive interviews with TheBlaze, Barton, one of his primary critics, and a representative from Thomas Nelson shed light on the ongoing controversy.
Publisher Thomas Nelson decides to pull David Barton’s controversial book on Thomas Jefferson’s faith
From World Magazine, By Thomas Kidd, August 9, 2012 –
The Thomas Nelson publishing company has decided to cease publication and distribution of David Barton’s controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson, saying it has “lost confidence in the book’s details.” (See “The David Barton controversy,”Aug. 8.)
Casey Francis Harrell, Thomas Nelson’s director of corporate communications, told me the publishing house “was contacted by a number of people expressing concerns about [The Jefferson Lies].”
Christian critics challenge WallBuilders president on America’s founders
From World Magazine, By Thomas Kidd, August 7, 2012 –
David Barton, president of the WallBuilders organization and a frequent guest on Glenn Beck’s broadcasts, is one of America’s most popular Christian history writers. Liberal critics have long accused Barton of misinterpretations and errors, and readers of the History News Network recently voted a new Barton book, The Jefferson Lies, as the “Least Credible History Book in Print.” But now some conservative Christian scholars are publicly questioning Barton’s work, too.
We in Texas know that we are a significant force in national conservative politics. After all, we have the largest Republican congressional delegation of any state, and ours is a conservative delegation!
We also have 155 delegates at stake in the presidential primary – that’s more than the famous first five primary states combined (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida, and Nevada). Those five states are considered to have set the tone for the entire presidential race, but Texas has not spoken yet – and we can speak with a louder voice and with more impact than all of those states!
WallBuilders’ featured speaker, David Barton, will be speaking this Sunday at Aledo Christian Center in Aledo, TX. Come join David to learn more about what’s happening in America’s culture war today and how we can use history and the filter of God’s word to impact our society (details below)!
WallBuilders continues to reacquaint Americans with our forgotten history and heroes. In fact, WallBuilders now has a weekly television program (the American Heritage Series) seen on most Christian networks and on satellite, as well as a daily radio show (WallBuilders Live!) that you can hear on stations across the country or download from our website (www.wallbuilderslive.com).
Please join David for his riveting presentation on our nation’s moral and religious founding. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who might be interested in learning more about America’s Godly heritage or in hearing David speak! Continue reading →