Today’s Lies From David Barton

“Congress has passed what’s called ENDA, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, passed this in ’06 under Pelosi and Reid and at that point in time, it says you cannot discriminate on the basis of hiring. As a result, the president has now announced that faith based groups have to hire homosexuals; not an option, you have to because federal law says you cannot discriminate on the basis of identity. So if a pedophile comes to the church and says I want to run your nursery, you can’t say no because that’s discriminating on the basis of identity. If a homosexual comes and says I want to be your youth director and you say no, you can’t do that, you can’t distinguish on the basis of gender.” – Debunked Christianist “historian” David Barton, speaking on a wingnut podcast. Hit the link for Warren Throckmorton’s point-by-point refutation of all the lies.

  • Bill T.

    When David Barton speaks of pedophilia, it’s the voice of experience.

    • Doug105

      Certainly some of his best friends.

  • YakHerder

    WHAT a bunch of HORSESHIT. How you can live with yourself after going on radio and television, day after day, and just saying hateful, incendiary nonsense that you KNOW not to be true, is beyond me.

    Unless you are so stupid that you actually BELIEVE that your easily-disprovable horseshit is true…in which case there may be no hope for you: you are just too to ignorant to live. Or at least too dumb to be given a national platform to spew your dumbery.

    • crewman

      He’s not stupid. He is acutely aware of the lies he tells. He is one of the most dangerous professional liars out there. The Southern Poverty Law Center has a good background on him.

      • TampaDink

        I won’t give him the benefit of the doubt here.
        He can be a liar & stupid, he is stupid enough to believe that no one has the ability to fact check his claims.

        • JW Swift

          Doesn’t matter. His target audience is so predisposed to believe crap like this that they wouldn’t ever bother to fact-check him, and would even challenge anyone who DID and tried to show them the facts.

      • Cattleya1

        Except for some brave people on our side who follow him to point out his lies, Barton is speaking to a base who want to believe him, so they would never fact-check him.

  • BeaverTales

    David Barton is to American History and Jurisprudence what Ken Ham is to Paleontology, Geology and Science in general.


      Damn good analogy, bravo !

  • AmericanPaPISSED

    Wow! ENDA passed! That’s great news. If your employer fires you for being gay, just tell them that David Barton said that was illegal!

    • Friday

      Heh. 🙂

  • AtticusP

    Oh, THAT David Barton…

    • Todd E.

      Right? Bitch just flat-out LIES.

      David Barton skull-fucks newborn kittens. It’s true!

      (see how that works?)

      • Tor

        No one has said he doesn’t.

    • Herald

      Barton lying, surprise, surprise!

  • John T

    No seriously, this bill was passed by Congress. Who are you going to believe — me, or the lying lieberals at the Congressional Record?

  • CottonBlimp

    So if a pedophile comes to the church and says I want to run your nursery, you can’t say no because that’s discriminating on the basis of identity.

    Except, usually the reason you can’t keep a pedophile out of the church nursery is that he’s the priest.

    • Christopher

      So true.

    • MarkOH

      I was going to say “since the majority of pedophiles are heterosexual, you are not discriminating”. Oh, and many recently are good “Christians” too (Dugger, Dugger, Dugger)

    • olandp

      They would just tell them to get in line and wait for the current pedo to leave.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Psssst! Their calling from inside the rectory!

  • Sapient

    It’s amazing how these hypocritically pathological liars conveniently ignore the 9th Commandment and Proverbs 6:16-19.

    • NZArtist

      Was that in Fellowship of the Ring, or The Two Towers? I forget.

      • BudClark


  • Christopher


  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Not only that, but we now have the right to DEMAND million dollar salaries for any job we want, and Rainbow cakes from every employer and church in sight.

    Gaylife is awesome !

  • SilasMarner

    And these assholes like David Barton still compare us with criminals. Jesus, Mary and Joseph!!!

    • If they can convince the sheep that qweers are the worst of the worst of the worst, then anything they do doesn’t seem so bad; plus Jebus forgives instantly (and more importantly, so do the congregants) so they can get back to business bashing those awful aweers for cash. ; )

  • Christopher

    Seriously Barton, just stop.

    • Joe in PA

      love it!

      • Christopher

        It was one of those, when I saw it I had to have it, kind of things.


  • Gustav2

    Everyone of us in the hinterlands need to check the Letters to the Editor section of our local newspapers for when this nonsense comes up and use Dr Throckmorton’s rebuttal.

  • Queequeg

    It is amazing that they can get away with such blatant lies. Their followers are not very big on fact checking as long as it fits their narrative.

  • BudClark


    That’s news to me and every other GLBTQAI person in the US.

    Filthy, lying BASTARD!

  • tom dumptee

    david barton Lie #2 ” Im NOT wearing a rug”

  • God will smite him for his lies! He’s going to hell!

  • Cosmo Tupper

    There is no god, ergo there is no hell, unfortunately. What this vermin is stating is libelous and defamatory. We need a class-action suit filed against these folks because calling us pedophiles is an outright lie!

  • Cosmo Tupper

    Someone can call me a pedophile to my face if they dare, but they will wear an arse-whooping as a result.

  • Clive Johnson

    God, what a bloody liar. He’s dishonest to the core.

  • Megrim Twist

    Lying For Jesus, he must be so proud.

    • Tor

      If those lies bring people closer to Jesus, then it is worth the risk of eternal damnation.

  • Is there a single factually correct sentence in any of that?

    • Stev84

      Maybe it wasn’t intended to be a factual statement.

    • Eric in Oakland

      Yes. This sentence: Debunked Christianist “historian” David Barton, speaking on a wingnut podcast.

  • Traxley Launderette

    When all is said and done, David Barton will find himself sharing a page in history with THIS GUY.

    • Christopher

      LOL Yep, because “It MUST be aliens!”

      (Full disclosure, I do not believe that we are alone in the universe.)

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  • zhera

    That made even less sense than Failin’ Palin when she personally writes on FB.

  • Grafxbear

    I don’t know anything about “forcing them to hire pedophiles” – seems like they find enough of them all on their own.

  • JCF

    “As a result, the president has now announced that faith based groups have to hire homosexuals”

    I WISH!!!!

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Here’s another right wing dipshit who thinks gays molests children. I’m so tired of that story and yet no evidence to back up the statements. But they’ll trust little Bobbie or Debbie to some Priest.

  • Bonobo

    Duggar, Duggar, Duggar… lying liar.

  • Happy Dance

    Lies from professionals!

  • Blake Jordan

    He should be punished for saying shit like this!!!

    • Christopher

      He definitely should be stripped of any and all degrees that he holds.

      He’s an absolute embarrassment!

  • He looks like the guy that rapes women and then keeps them quiet by saying they’ll be labeled as sluts and whores for being so easy, that it was her fault in the first place.

    • Tor


  • Terry

    There is just one problem….it never passed both chambers…so apparently civics is lost on him…

  • Matt in PDX

    If David Barton said he had toast for breakfast this morning, I’d assume he had cereal.

  • GanymedeRenard

    I’m sure his words are true in another galaxy. In this one, alas, they’re not. Unlike homosexuality, paedophilia is not an identity–it’s a paraphilia, to begin with.

  • rednekokie

    Of course! It’s so logical. Stands right up there with forcing Evangelical preachers to demonstrate sodomy during their sermons so that their congregations will know how to do it the proper way!!!


  • NMNative

    If the truth won’t work, LIE, LIE, LIE. He seems to be so very good at it.