Thursday, September 14, 2017

David Currie: "Opinion: The danger of David Barton's message"

From David Currie here. A taste:
I wear quite a few hats in San Angelo, and I love this community. I am writing this article as the retired executive director of Texas Baptists Committed and a longtime board member of The Interfaith Alliance in Washington, D.C.

I am deeply dismayed that reputable organizations have invited David Barton to speak to our community, because there is nothing reputable about the message he will bring. His message – which he has been proclaiming for over 25 years – is what I have fought against my entire career as a minister committed to upholding the truths of the Bible and as an American committed to the principles embedded in the U.S. Constitution. I firmly believe that religious liberty, as defined by our Founding Fathers, is the greatest single freedom ever adopted by a government.

David Barton very effectively twists the truth and presents quotes out of context and strategically selected partial quotes. He presents partial, twisted truth as absolute truth. The end result is a message that is an absolute lie – biblically, historically and constitutionally.

1 comment:

Tom Van Dyke said...


from the comments
once again this has nothing to do with historical truth

Jeff Betty ·
Owner-operator at Self-Employed
Might want to mention that you are also the Democrat County Chair, David, and that Mr. Barton has been active in the Republican Party for decades. In that same section providing for religious freedom, free speech is protected, yet you seem to think we should just take your word for what Mr. Barton believes and teaches.