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Pseudo-Historian David Barton Joins Mormon Glenn Beck on New TBN Series

Widely discredited faux historian and seductive propagandist, David Barton, of Wallbuilders, along with his co-conspirator, Glenn Beck, are now joining TBN for a weekly series titled “Foundations of Freedom.” Barton, who pushes a politically right-wing form of Christianity at the expense of historical truthfulness, is widely known for his disproven book, Jefferson Lies, which was subsequently withdrawn from publication after being voted the “least credible history book in print.”

The TBN press release states,

With the help of special guests like conservative television host Glenn Beck, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, law professor Dr. Carol Swain, and others, David Barton explores America’s founding principles and values to discover how the Founding Fathers used the Bible as a blueprint to ensure the heritage of liberty Americans have cherished for over two hundred years. (source)

Barton has been partnering with Mormon false teacher Glenn Beck for a number of years. Stephen Stookey, professor of church history and director of the master of arts in theological studies program at Dallas Baptist University, had the following to say about the quirky relationship:

Self-styled historian David Barton and conservative provocateur Glenn Beck—both inspired by the late Mormon conspiracy theorist W. Cleon Skousen—use tactics of half-truth and faulty scholarship to create a mythical America constitutionally established as a Christian nation. (source)

Barton, an influential figure in the Southern Baptist Convention, is right where he belongs. He’s joining a network with other liars, charlatans, and false teachers. We will be on there with fellow Southern Baptist false teacher, Beth Moore, who is also starting her own series on TBN. The only problem is that these false teachers, like David Barton, are still highly influential in the Southern Baptist Convention, and leaders aren’t saying anything about it.