Skip to comments.Conservative Author David Barton Says Obama Is Most Biblically Hostile US President
Posted on 03/12/2012 9:46:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
David Barton, an influential conservative activist promoting America's Judeo-Christian heritage, has joined a long list of critics of President Obama's contraceptive mandate and its impact on religious liberties. But Barton has taken his criticism one step further in a recent blog post by claiming that the Obama administration is the most Biblically hostile in U.S. history.
The Texas-based evangelical author and self-taught historian wrote in his latest WallBuilders post:
"So perhaps the most accurate description of his (President Obama) antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews, and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as anti-Biblical. And then when his hostility toward Biblical people of faith is contrasted with his preferential treatment of Muslims and Muslim nations, it further strengthens the accuracy of the anti-Biblical descriptor."
The Christian Post contacted White House officials on Friday asking for a response to Barton's post but did not receive a statement by press time.
Barton cites numerous examples of the president's comments and actions that he says support his accusation. The list includes the White House's insistence that religious symbols at the site of Obama's speaking engagements be covered up when he speaks, Obama's nomination of three pro-abortion individuals as ambassadors to the Vatican (all of whom were rejected by the Vatican), and his recent contraceptive mandate that would require all insurance companies, including religious organizations that may be self-insured, to provide free birth control to all women.
Barton's latest criticism of the president has raised the ire of some in the Obama administration and leading Christian Democrats.
David Kennedy, a Colorado attorney and author of, You Voted for Who? And You Call Yourself a Christian?, defended President Obama and called into question the motives of some of the nation's leading evangelical leaders.
"Whether it be the likes of Franklin Graham or David Barton, there are many poli-religious leaders in our faith who need to be exposed for their ulterior political motives when they level these types of Pharisaical insults at President Obama or any Christian politician," said Kennedy in an email to The Christian Post.
"Thus far, I have seen President Obama's faith that of a Christian to be evident daily in his actions and decisions, and I applaud his ability to show his faith while defending the rights of all faiths and interests."
Barton, 56, began his career by first serving as a young minister and high school teacher before founding Specialty Research Associates in 1987, which later became WallBuilders. In addition, he is the former co-chair of the Republican Party of Texas.
In April of 2009, Barton penned an article titled, Is President Obama Correct: Is America No Longer a Christian Nation? in which he cited remarks President Obama made in Turkey his first overseas trip that occurred only months after he took office about America not strictly being a Christian nation.
"As I've said before, one of the great strengths of the United States is and as I've mentioned we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values," Obama had said. "I think Turkey modern Turkey was founded with a similar set of principles."
Barton and others have questioned why Obama's explanation of the nation's Christian heritage differed from those of previous presidents who have publicly declared America is indeed a Christian nation.
Democrat President Harry Truman, for instance, in a letter to Pope Pius XII in August of 1947 wrote, "this is a Christian Nation," and "As a Christian Nation our earnest desire is to work with men of good will everywhere to banish war and the causes of war from the world whose Creator desired that men of every race and in every clime should live together in peace, good will and mutual trust."
Barton concluded his latest post by claiming Obama's "acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith" are "literally unprecedented."
Google “David Barton lies” and you will find the documentation you require if you are not afraid of the source.
Do you dispute the 6000 year history of the swastika? Are we beholden to deem a symbol as evil simply because an evil person used it?
That was a good conversation - wish it had gone on.
Have you read anything from him?
Disprove what he says if you are smart enough to use Google should be smart of the read anything from him and disprove it?
Guess what you can’t...
BTW Beck’s people thoroughly vetted and checked out Barton years ago.
It is truly sad when our country is too freaking lazy to do their own homework and research and they rely on Google to guide them through life. No wonder we have Obama.
BTW have you read about the relationship between Google and the NSA?
I agree. I have seen it multiple times. I am amazed at how our true history has been so hidden by the leftist/atheist America-haters in our public school and state college system. I am in total God-praising awe over Mr. Barton's foresight in buying the original documents of our Founding Fathers, and his generous use of the gifts that God has given him to spread the word far and wide for this time in our nation's history!
A lot of men more honorable than your sorry ass died to wipe that symbol and all it represents from the face of the earth.
“It is truly sad when our country is too freaking lazy to do their own homework and research and they rely on Google to guide them through life.”
Thank you for summarizing how I feel about people’s enchantment with Barton. Becks people were sloppy then, weren’t they?
I was one of the first to read Barton, and have been trying to warn people since. I don’t need google to know he is wrong, I know he is wrong because I know history.
Leftists and atheists can’t hide history!!!! There are primary sources available to everyone!!!!
I am very familiar with David Barton and his work. We have some mutual friends. I hold your argument to be your opinion and not the truth. I do not agree with your opinion based on my own empirical knowledge.
I disregard your "source" because it is based on atheism and denies the one true God. Proverbs says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, therefore, atheism is folly.
The TRUTH my tagline refers to is the Way the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) -- Feel free to look it up
Have a great day!
And David Barton is the keeper of the greatest of these, as well as the greatest majority of them.
You are a troll.
“A lot of men more honorable than your sorry ass died to wipe that symbol and all it represents from the face of the earth.”
N, they did not die to get rid of the symbol. They died to save people from evil men and tyranny.
History is not about opinion.
You were one of the first to read Barton...ROFL...really.
What a claim!
What was the first book you read by Barton? Name one thing he got wrong in the book...
“And David Barton is the keeper of the greatest of these, as well as the greatest majority of them.”
He is the keeper of the greatest of what?
Yes David Barton is a great historian who tells the truth about America’s Christian Heritage. Doped-up liberal-tarians hate God and morality so they try to hide the truth that America was founded as a Christian Nation.
The Myth of Separation. He made stuff up about the wall - it was glaring!
It started as a refuge from religious persecution (where people then went on to persecute those of different faiths).
Try to help someone who isn’t as perceptive as you...enlighten me with the glaring stuff he made up?
“Try to help someone who isnt as perceptive as you...enlighten me with the glaring stuff he made up?”
He made up quotes from Founding Fathers, and when caught he justified it by saying the quotes were consistent with their character.
You really don’t understand our country do you?
Here is suggestion. Go to Plymouth (or Plimouth if you are into history) MA and visit the Pilgrim monument. I go every year to look at it. It is the single most important reminder of our history that exists in our country and almost no one even knows it is exists.
When you get to the largest free standing granite monument in our country you can walk-around it and see the blueprint for our country. If you take the time to learn about the Pilgrims and why and how they established America.
If you can stomach so more truth then mark your calendar for the 27th so you can go see a live event at the theaters call ed monumental and you might actually learn something.
I did enjoy Plimoth. And it is true, I do not unterstand our country today, but I do understand its beginnings.
and your proof is?
Incredible how you twist what the real truth is.
I don’t understand why you would stoop to these levels. Do you really have that much hatred toward God?
How can someone consider themselves a conservative with such a deep lack of faith?
Conservatism and atheism are incompatible.
It is the only conclusion I can reach about your statements?
Are you an atheist?
“Do you really have that much hatred toward God?
How can someone consider themselves a conservative with such a deep lack of faith?”
I am not following what my professional view of David Barton’s lack of historical integrity tells you about my faith or relationship with my God...
Because your “professional” so-called view does not match up with the facts AT ALL.
Unless you can show me a direct quote used by Barton that was later proved as false...you are just misleading everyone out here.
I provide you reference after reference to facts that are backed up but yet you keep mis-directed or making statements without ANY back up.
Since there is only one God I find it odd that you said you have a relationship “with my God”.
There is no my or your God. There is only one.
I appreciate you checking in, Tailgunner Joe!
“Because your professional so-called view does not match up with the facts AT ALL.”
Actually, it does - it is called real history.
You are one very sick puppy!
>> “David Barton is a hack who should be avoided by all serious conservatives.” <<
Says the defender of the Penn State pedophile.
I am still surprised when people reject critical thinking.
I was last week, but I am feeling better now.
You haven’t given one verifiable fact or point.
I am beginning to think your just delusional and an atheist lemming.
Independent thought is a good thing. Respond back if you actually have some verifiable links to what you consider the truth.
Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.
Of course there is. In fact the very father of American conservatism, Russell Kirk was himself a "conservative historian." Some other good conservative historians are Paul Kengor, Bruce Herschensohn, Niall Ferguson, and Victor Davis Hanson. There are many versions of history. There is conservative history and liberal history. Liberal history teaches things like FDR's New Deal saved us from the Great Depression. Conservatives know that many liberal lies are taught as "history."
“Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.”
This is addressed to me? Could you please give an example of me making something personal in this thread?
Historians either tell the truth or they don’t, there are not “many versions”. As for FDR and the New Deal, that should be taught as “social studies” as we lack the perspective to call it history. Historical research used to be about understanding the past, all the books you see now about “history” that happened 5, 10, 50 years ago is about the almighty dollar and publishing for fame.
“Independent thought is a good thing.”
Yes, it is. And you don’t need me to help you with it. The information is there, what are you going to do about it?
Because I called David Barton a hack and pointed to some quick resources that already had the information spelled out, it has been assumed that I am a liberal, unpatriotic, atheist, troll. The conclusions are illogical and poor discourse.
Who am I? I am a Believer, a military wife with extreme conservative political leanings, a homeschooler to six beautiful children (one soon to be a Marine), and a PhD in Early American history. And, of course, I am Viking!
My bad. I apologize for the personal attack. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.
And posts 45, 55, 70, 74, and 79 - those are examples of what?
I already researched and cannot find the proof of what you claim...
I do my homework and the extra credit.
Maybe you need to dig a little bit deeper.
Yes and the guideline on the Religion Forum is that when one poster in a sidebar has been warned, all Freepers on the sidebar should consider themselves warned.
From the American Historical Association Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct:
“All historians believe in honoring the integrity of the historical record. They do not fabricate evidence. Forgery and fraud violate the most basic foundations on which historians construct their interpretations of the past. An undetected counterfeit undermines not just the historical arguments of the forger, but all subsequent scholarship that relies on the forger’s work. Those who invent, alter, remove, or destroy evidence make it difficult for any serious historian ever wholly to trust their work again.”
David Barton violated that trust starting with his book Myth of Separation. It is true that there is no “separation of church and state” in the Constitution, but we didn’t need David Barton to tell us that, we have primary sources at our fingertips: http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/tocs/toc.html . David Barton doesn’t advance America’s Christian heritage, he makes it up, he twists it, he makes the truth harder for the layman to uncover.