The GOP's Favorite Fringe Historian
"Newt Gingrich is a fan. So's Michele Bachmann. Mike Huckabee's such a booster that he recently said that all Americans should be "forced at gunpoint" to listen to this guy.
The object of this high praise from Huckabee—and recent shout-outs from other potential GOP presidential contenders—is David Barton, a Republican activist and minister who founded WallBuilders, a for-profit evangelical outfit that works to inject religion into politics. Barton holds some pretty unconventional views, and in the past he has spoken alongside fringe figures like Holocaust deniers and white supremacists. Among other things, he claims that Jesus would oppose the capital gains tax and the minimum wage; that global warming is "self-correcting"; and that the nation's homeland security apparatus has been infiltrated by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. He also contends that the separation of church and state is a perversion of the Founding Fathers' intention to create a Christian nation. . . . . "
Now this is scarry fricking stuff. Have I mentioned recently how glad I am that I live on the other side of the planet from these deluded GOP psychos?
For the real story behind David Barton's psychotic delusions:
Propaganda Masquerading as History.
Barton’s Contempt for Religious Freedom.
David Barton Master of myth and misinformation.
David Barton & WallBuilders' FAKE QUOTES ["David Barton is to history what creationists are to science."]