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David Barton Claims The Founding Fathers Used 'The Exact Language Of The Bible' To Write The Constitution

A few years ago, right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton developed a new talking point in which he claimed that the Constitution is filled with direct, verbatim quotes straight out of the Bible.

We pointed out repeatedly that the clauses in the Constitution that Barton insisted were direct quotes from the Bible were nothing of the sort and Barton eventually stopped making this obviously false claim.

But when he appeared on the Messianic Jewish program "Jewish Voice" recently, Barton dusted it off when he once again insisted that the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution by using the "exact language" of the Bible.

Barton was making the case that the Bible tells voters all they need to know about how to choose their elected leaders, repeating his false claim that 34 percent of the political documents from the founding era cited the Bible, which he claimed is why the Constitution is filled with direct quotations from the Bible.

"I can show you clause after clause in the Constitution where they used the exact language of the Bible in the Constitution," he said. "It's just that we're so biblicaly illiterate today that we don't recognize that in the Constitution."

Right Wing Round-Up - 9/28/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 9/28/16

  • Janice Crouse is not happy about adult coloring books being used for therapy: "I was rather disturbed because I think it shows a great failure in our culture to instill any kind of religious values and any kind of strong, central commitment for young people."
  • Linda Harvey says that "Americans from coast to coast are fed up with homosexual and transgender foolishness and are wrestling with their consciences. Teachers, office staff, factory workers, nurses, hospitality staff, first responders, bus drivers, etc. are furious at the illegitimate priority being given to deviant, unnatural behaviors."
  • Joseph Farah warns that "slavery and Jim Crow laws were wholly Democratic Party institutions. Democrats created them, perpetuated them and enforced them with the aid of their own military wing – the Ku Klux Klan, which, in addition to lynching blacks, systematically murdered Republicans ... Consider yourself warned as you make your way to the voting booth in November. The new Klan looks more and more like the old Klan."
  • Carl Gallups laments that “as the culture of the United States, the largest Christian nation the planet has ever known, becomes increasingly secular, and as much of America’s church slips progressively into apostasy, the intensity of demonic activity will only increase. This is not only a biblical prediction, but also a current reality that, with growing frequency, is reported upon practically every week."
  • Finally, Rachel Alexander insists that Hillary Clinton lost the first presidential debate because "stylistically, Clinton was a disaster. It may not be fair to judge candidates on this, but style does influence voters — remember the Nixon-Kennedy debate. She marched out in a glaringly bright red pantsuit, the type of outfit she is ridiculed for, since the harsh colors are unforgiving to her body shape. She reverted to her nasally, harsh 'schoolmarm' voice throughout the length of the debate, perhaps to keep from coughing."

'Catastrophist' Glenn Beck Now Says It's His Job To Merely Warn About What 'Could' Happen, Not What Will Happen

Glenn Beck fancies himself something of a prophet tasked with the responsibility to constantly warn of impending chaos and collapse, claiming that he is right nearly 80 percent of the time and that he never gets the "big things" wrong because he has an amazing ability to see two years into the future.

The actual record, of course, shows otherwise, as Beck is generally wrong time and time and time again, which might explain why he is now insisting that he is merely called by God to warn about what could happen, not what will happen.

"I'm a catastrophist. You know that if you've ever listened to this program," Beck said on his radio show today. "I look at the worst possible scenario and I do it through the lens of history. I can make great points and I could beat you in a debate, if it's an honest debate based on the facts of history, that it could happen, not that it is."

"My job is to warn and ring warning bells based on what I believe and what I see and what I know from history and what I know from doing my own research on today's events," he said. "That's my job. That's my job."

Obviously, literally everyone is capable of issuing dire warnings about what could happen in the future, so that is not a particularly unique or useful skill. Frankly, we expect a little more from someone like Beck, who claims to have been called by God to serve as a watchman for this nation.

'And You Wonder Why They Call Us The Great Satan': Rick Scarborough Rails Against U.S. Embassies Flying The Rainbow Flag

Vision America's Rick Scarborough spoke at a "Pastors Appreciation Brunch" in Orlando, Florida, last week, urging the pastors in the audience to get involved in politics and to mobilize their congregations to vote because Christians in American are being driven into the closet and being robbed of their religious liberty.

Scarborough alleged that Christians didn't vote in recent elections and, as a result, President Obama was able to name two new justices to the Supreme Court and, consequently, "in June of last year, the Supreme Court countered our founders" by legalizing marriage equality.

"Our founders created a nation unlike the world had ever seen based upon natural law and nature's God," he said. "The heartbeat of the birth was that God had a higher law than man's law, but our Supreme Court looked a biblical revelation and natural law and countered both and said the Constitution, unbeknownst to its founders, contained a right of same-sex unions."

"And now, like a hammer, this false teaching is being used to drive you and I in the closets and to rob us of our freedom of religion," he warned.

And to make matters worse, he said that some U.S. embassies are now flying the rainbow flag during Gay Pride Month.

"The rainbow was a reminder of God's judgment and His grace, but now it's embraced to promote homosexuality; not only in America, we export it around the world," Scarborough said. "And you wonder why they call us the Great Satan?"

Mat Staver: Christians Must Vote Trump Because Clinton Will 'Bury You By Destroying The Republic'

On today's "Faith and Freedom" radio program, Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver declared that Christians must vote for Donald Trump in November because Hillary Clinton will destroy America.

Staver likened this election to seeking to hire a contractor to build a house, where one builder "may not be able to get it to the actual completion to where you want it to be, but at least they can put a few more bricks in the wall" while the other choice "will put dynamite around the partially constructed house and hit the button and explode it and just completely destroy it."

Trump, Staver said, may not get conservative Christians precisely where they want to go but at least he "is not gonna push the destruct button and literally destroy" America and "bury you by destroying the republic."

"Vote for the person who can at least put a few more bricks in the construction instead of blowing up the house," he said.

Right Wing Round-Up - 9/27/16

  • PFAW: The Numbers Make Clear: Republican Senators Still Refuse to Do Their Jobs.
  • Marge Baker @ The Hill: What 2016 means for the Supreme Court’s path on money in politics.
  • Think Progress: Trump’s breathtaking dishonesty on birtherism.
  • Oliver Darcy @ Business Insider: Fox News hosts help Donald Trump promote unscientific online polls as supposed evidence he won debate.
  • Alex Griswold @ Mediaite: Donald Trump on Not Paying Any Income Tax: ‘That Makes Me Smart’.
  • Ben Collins @ The Daily Beast: Donald Trump’s Online Trolls Turn on Their ‘God Emperor’.
  • Media Matters: Trump Adviser Roger Stone Claims Clinton Was Placed On An “Oxygen Tank” Immediately After Presidential Debate.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 9/27/16

  • Glenn Beck is among those being sued by the father of Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested last year for bringing a homemade clock to school. Gee, who could have seen that coming?
  • Joseph Farah reacts to last night's debate: "I hate to say it, because I truly believe the election of Donald Trump is profoundly important for the future of the country, but Hillary cleaned his clock in the Great Debate."
  • Rick Joyner sees things differently and says that Trump won: "Another factor seems to be that Trump is right when he said that his temperament is an asset. There is such a growing revulsion to political correctness, and the constant embarrassment and retreat of America on almost every front, that people are seeing the need for a strong, decisive leader that really loves America."
  • Dutch Sheets is organizing a pre-election "Appeal To Heaven" prayer conference because "America's narcissistic independence from her Creator has left us spiritually and morally bankrupt."
  • Finally, Rudy Giuliani says that Hillary Clinton is "too stupid to be president."

Gordon Klingenschmitt: Providing Chelsea Manning With Gender Reassignment Surgery Is Unconstitutional 'Government Castration'

On a recent episode of his "Pray In Jesus Name" show, Gordon Klingenschmitt reacted to the news that the Army will pay for gender reassignment surgery for Chelsea Manning, who is currently in prison for leaking classified information, by declaring that providing this surgery violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on imposing cruel or unusual punishments.

After predictably declaring that Manning is possessed by a "demonic spirit of lying," Klingenschmitt asserted that providing her with the surgery amounts to "government castration of prisoners."

"Oh my gosh," he said, "I thought that was cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. So when the ACLU says he has a constitutional right to this castration, no! The Constitution says the opposite, that your not allowed to treat prisoners with cruel and unusual treatment. That's clearly a violation ... of his constitutional rights."

"This man is not only confused," Klingenschmitt said, "now the Obama administration has joined the demonic spirit in the deception and now they're violating his constitutional rights by castrating him."

Glenn Beck Reveals That He Was Planning To Retire From Radio And Run For Office, But Not Anymore

During his appearance on Dana Loesch's program last night, Glenn Beck revealed that his experience campaigning for God's chosen candidate, Ted Cruz, during the Republican primaries and his betrayal when Cruz endorsed Trump has dissuaded him from his plans to run for office.

Beck said that he will never again endorse a candidate. He also revealed that he told his wife last year that he was thinking of retiring from radio and television and running for office in a future election.

"I want to pray on it," Beck said he told his wife, "because maybe in 2020, 2024, maybe I'll run for something ... Not necessarily for president, I don't know, but I want to prepare myself to be worthy enough to run."

But after what he has seen, Beck said that he wants nothing to do with politics because "it's an absolute cesspool."

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