Friday, July 13, 2012

Throckmorton Responds to Barton



Tom Van Dyke said...

"[Throckmorton and Coulter] begin by candidly admitting that they are critiquing “Barton and religious conservatives in general,” thereby openly confessing their hostility toward me and my personal religious beliefs."

In the eyes of Barton's fans---religious conservatives themselves---with this confession of animus, Throckmorton and Coulter discredit themselves with their own words; Barton wins without needing to go any further. Better luck next time.

Jason Pappas said...

Odd that Barnes and Noble describes Throckmorton and Coulter as "two religious conservatives examines key claims frequently made by other religious conservatives about Thomas Jefferson." They don't sound like knee-jerk theophobes.

They teach at Grove City College which describes itself as "committed to Christian principles" ... "committed to the advancement of free enterprise, civil and religious liberty" ... "Believing that the fruits of civilization would be destroyed if religious and ethical roots were allowed to wither, the founders intended that the claims of Christ as God and Savior and of inspired Scripture be presented to all."

I'd have to see the quote Barton is using in its context.

Tom Van Dyke said...

In the comments, Warren says he didn't write “Barton and religious conservatives in general,” atall, meaning David Barton misquoted him.

Unfortunately, Warren doesn't say that in his rebuttal, so IMO Barton wins that one by default.