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Bay Area Atheists/Agnostics/Humanists/Freethinkers/Skeptics Message Board › NPR: Christian Publisher Pulls David Barton Book For Telling Lies

NPR: Christian Publisher Pulls David Barton Book For Telling Lies

Miltown H.
Vinny832
Pittsburg, CA
Post #: 71
"Citing a loss of confidence in the book's details, Christian publisher Thomas Nelson is ending the publication and distribution of the bestseller, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson.

"The controversial book was written by Texas evangelical David Barton, who NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty profiled on All Things Considered Wednesday. The publishing company says it's ceasing publication because it found that "basic truths just were not there."

"Since its initial publication, historians have debunked and raised concerns about numerous claims in Barton's book. In it, Barton calls Jefferson a "conventional Christian," claims the founding father started church services at the Capitol, and even though he owned more than 200 slaves, says Jefferson was a civil rights visionary."


Read rest of NPR article here


Also, you can read the original NPR article which documented several factual inaccuracies in Barton's book here.
Wendy
user 9892369
San Ramon, CA
Post #: 404
Makes you wonder why they published it in the first place....
Miltown H.
Vinny832
Pittsburg, CA
Post #: 72
>Makes you wonder why they published it in the first place.

They were betting that there would not be a person like Barbara Bradley Hagerty with a sounding board like PBS who'd do such a conscientiously effective job of taking it apart.

This illustrates yet again why activism, standing up against this sort of thing, is important.
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