On a recent episode of his "Foundation of Freedom" series, David Barton explained to Glenn Beck how, if Christians tithe properly, they will find themselves being rewarded by God with cars that don't break down as often and clothing that will last longer before wearing out.
"Everybody is supposed to pay their 10 percent to God," Barton stated. "And we don't pay that because God needs it, Deuteronomy says you're to pay the tithe, you do that to learn to be Me first. God says the reason you pay the tithe is so that you learn to put Me at the top of what you do."
"I love the example with Cain and Abel," he continued, "he said that Abel brought the first fruits of the flocks and God was pleased with that. It said that Cain, in the course of time, brought the crops to God and God wasn't pleased with what Cain did. So when you do it first thing off of the top, God can really bless that. And I've seen that. We both tithe, we know the benefits of that, suddenly your cars go 200,000 miles rather than 80,000 miles, your clothes don't wear out as fast. It's what the Bible says, [the Israelites] went for 40 years and their sandals never wore out."
The NRA's Wayne LaPierre spoke at Liberty University yesterday, where he told the students gathered for convocation that American gun owners are smarter than everyone else and are perhaps some of the smartest people in all of human history.
"So many of those elites, they think they're better than us," he stated. "They somehow think they're more sophisticated. They think they're more intellectually evolved somehow than we are. Or they think they're just somehow plain smarter than we are. Well, I've got news for the elites who look down their noses at all of us and our rights: We gun owners are a heck of a lot smarter than you'll ever be. It's true."
"In all of history," he continued, "there's never been a group of citizens so engaged, so determined, so resolute and so unified in defending freedom, so politically savvy and individually prepared and responsible for protecting our families and our communities. Never have there been smarter, freer American citizens than America's one hundred million gun owners."
"Let me say that again," he emphasized, "in all of the world, some of the smartest citizens are American gun owners."
Though he has not seen the film yet, Glenn Beck is not a fan of the new "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie because Batman and Superman are heroes who would never fight each other.
"The reason why these morality plays [i.e, superhero movies] are winning right now at the box office is because they are morality plays," Beck said, "good winning over evil, the unity of the principles of America: truth, justice and the American way."
"When Batman starts to fight Superman and Captain America starts going against Iron Man, these things are going to fall apart," he warned. "They are taking 2016 values and superimposing them on 1940s values and it's going to destroy these franchises. They've got to stop."
People want to see movies in which good conquers evil, Beck explained, not movies in which the good guys are turned into bad guys.
"We have no heroes any more," he complained. "Why does Hollywood want to take our heroes and destroy them? They've already done all of the real heroes, they've destroyed those guys; now they're going to go and take on our Superman and our Batman. They're going to destroy it ... The people in Hollywood do not understand America at all. At all."
The reason Superman and Batman are fighting in this new film, Beck concluded, is in order to "reflect the turmoil that is happening here in our country, people fighting and the division between us."
Glenn Beck was fired up today over the terrorist attack in Brussels, ranting on his radio program that if America elects Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, this nation will be doomed.
"I can't believe this is my country," Beck said. "History will record, they will record us exactly the way every other civilization has gone and our great-grandchildren and our grandchildren will look back on this time — I hope I'm dead before my grandchildren say, 'What were you thinking? What were you doing? What did you do?'"
"They will erase us from history in the next few generations because they will be too ashamed of us," he continued. "Our children and our grandchildren are going to learn about the Constitution, they are going to learn about what freedom really is because they will have lost it. And when they learn what life was really like in America and we threw it away, God help us all. God help us all."
Eventually, Beck began ranting about an awkward exchange between President Obama and Raúl Castro in Cuba yesterday, which Beck insisted was Castro's way of signaling to the world that Obama is a communist puppet whom he can control.
"It was the emasculation of the president," Beck stated. "It was showing, 'I have control of him' ... He was showing, 'I control this man.'"
During the exchange, Beck said, Obama's "mask came off" and revealed that he is a Marxist and "a puppet of a communist dictator."
David Barton invited Bishop Harry Jackson on to his "WallBuilders Live" radio program today to promote his "Operation Blue Shield" effort, which seeks to bring "citizens, governments, law enforcement and first responders ... together to reduce crime."
Prior to interviewing Jackson, Barton lamented that American culture is feeding a "distaste for authority," pointing to a commercial run by Toyota during the Super Bowl featuring a group of bank robbers trying to outrun the police in a Prius.
"The distaste for authority that we're feeding in a very cultural way," he said. "If you look even at the Prius commercials that are running right now, they're humorous commercials, they're creative, but it all starts with some guys trying to rob a bank and while they were trying to rob the bank, their car got towed and so they have to jack a Prius and now the cops haven't been able to catch them. And so commercial after commercial, you've got the cops chasing these four guys in a Prius and the guys inside are just on a vacation, having fun. It all started with them robbing a bank! Now how is that a good deal? That's, again, breaking laws, rejecting authority, and so we're sending the wrong message all the way around."
On his radio program last week, Glenn Beck dedicated a segment to ripping Donald Trump as a man who simply doesn't care about the truth of anything that he says, asserting that Trump is rarely called out for his lies and when, he is, neither he nor his supporters really even care about his rampant dishonesty.
"The truth doesn't matter to him," Beck said. "The truth is completely irrelevant to Donald Trump."
At the time, we thought that pretty much the same thing could be said about Beck's good pal, David Barton, who also seems to have no qualms about repeating demonstrable falsehoods over and over again because he knows that his supporters will reflexively accept anything he says while ignoring all the criticism that his work receives.
And nothing better demonstrates this very point than the most recent episode of Barton's "Foundations of Freedom" series, in which he was joined by none other than Glenn Beck and where he repeated, for thefourthtime, his false claim that families on welfare receive $61,000 a year in government benefits.
"Right now, if you're on welfare in America," Barton stated, "there are 80 anti-poverty programs in America. Those 80 anti-poverty programs, spread out over the poor, the average amount that goes through those poverty programs to those who are designated to be poor, $61,000 a year. The poor in America, right now, make more that the starting salary of a teacher in 11 states, more than the starting salary of a secretary in 39 states. If you're in Hawaii, unless you're making a salary of over $61,000 a year, there is no reason for you to get off poverty."
As we have pointed out every time we have heard Barton make this assertion, this entirely misleading claim was first put forth by the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee back in 2012 and was, as the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explained, derived by relying on "a series of serious manipulations of the data that violate basic analytic standards and are used to produce a potentially inflammatory result."
But the simple fact that this claim is totally false is not going to stop Barton from endlessly repeating it ... nor will it stop Beck from gladly standing with him.
On his radio program today, Glenn Beck reiterated his warning that people who don't vote for Ted Cruz will face eternal consequences because God gave us the Constitution ... which allowed us to create the microwave.
Once again echoing W. Cleon Skousen's book "The Five Thousand Year Leap," Beck argued that Cruz is the only presidential candidate who will defend the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, which he said are sacred documents given to us by God for the purpose of protecting our God-given rights for future generations so that America would be free to create things like microwaves and airplanes.
"Just like George Washington didn't have any idea that electricity would come and television would come and we would walk on the moon and we would free Germany and we would save the Jews in Europe," Beck said, "and that our country would restore and be the leader of putting Israel back on the map. He had no idea those things were coming. But it is because of that document God allowed those things to happen."
"For 5,000 years, we had a fireplace, we had a fire pit," he continued. "The Constitution comes, all of a sudden we have microwave ovens! Nobody thought of that?"
"Leonardo da Vinci couldn't figure out that the top of the wing needed to bend. Instead, he just kept making everything perfectly flat. But after the Constitution, after men are set free, after we start dedicating ourselves to God, all of a sudden we can just figure out that little curve will give us lift to lift the airplanes? Wow, that seems pretty simple, doesn't it?"
Back in 1843, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, supposedly delivered a message known as "The White Horse Prophecy" that declared that one day, when the U.S. Constitution was hanging by a thread, the Mormon people would rise up and save this nation.
Will the Constitution be destroyed? No; it will be held inviolate by this people; and, as Joseph Smith said, “The time will come when the destiny of the nation will hang upon a single thread. At that critical juncture, this people will step forth and save it from the threatened destruction."
In 2010, the LDS church issued an official statement that "the so-called 'White Horse Prophecy' is based on accounts that have not been substantiated by historical research and is not embraced as Church doctrine," but that didn't stop Glenn Beck from repeatedly invoking it as he campaigned for Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee in Utah over the weekend.
Beck spent all last week declaring that God has spent the last 10 years preparing and sanctifying his audience to rise up at this very moment and save the republic by electing Ted Cruz as president. But when he went to Utah, Beck made it unmistakably clear to his fellow Mormons that God is using them to save America because evangelical Christians "are not listening to their God," a reference to southern evangelical Republicans who have voted for Donald Trump.
When Beck spoke at a rally for Sen. Lee's re-election in Draper on Saturday, he explicitly invoked the language of the White Horse Prophecy.
"It's something that Utah needs to hear," he said. "The body of the Priesthood is known to stand up when the Constitution hangs by a thread. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 2000. What attracted me was not only the truth of the message, but also the people like President [Harold] Lee and President [Ezra Taft] Benson, who knew exactly who we were, knew who we were as a country. Many times, what held me through was the prophecy that the Constitution will hang by a thread and this people would remember what our founders did. It is our responsibility to stand for the Constitution!"
Beck echoed that message while campaigning for Cruz in Provo, telling the audience that he had a "special message for the people of Utah."
"I believe the Book of Mormon," he said. "I believe it to be true. I believe every word of it ... That book spells out in great detail what things look like before the Lord comes back. And He gave us that book so we can protect freedom here. He also gave us that book so we would know what to do at the time. Now you either believe that or you don't. You either believe that to be true, it's not just a book; then let the Priesthood lead! Priesthood holders, stand up and take your staff! You are the guardian at the gate."
While speaking at another Cruz rally in Salt Lake City, Beck said that it was up to the Mormons to save this nation because "the evangelicals are not listening to their God."
"Let me testify to you now," he stated. "The Book of Mormon is a book that was given to us for this time in this land and it explains exactly what it's going to look like when trouble comes ... You know what time it is, the Priesthood is supposed to rise up and restore the Constitution. Now is that time!"
"Utah has an incredible opportunity," he continued. "So many Christians have been standing up, but all throughout the South, the evangelicals are not listening to their God. Let us raise a standard in Utah. Let us do this one thing perfectly right."
Glenn Beck told his live television audience last night that it was up to them to warn everyone they can about the dangers of not electing Ted Cruz as president, saying that those who fail to do so will have blood on their hands.
Beck said he would be out on the campaign trail for Cruz again this weekend "because that's what I can do" and that others have to do whatever they can "because we are on the Titanic, it's going down"
"Knock on every single door," Beck told them. "They don't want to come? Fine. Don't waste time. The Titanic is going down. But you knock on every single door, 'Can I tell you about the truth? Can I tell you about the truth? Can I tell you about the truth, because here's what's coming.' They don't want to hear it, up to them."
Citing the biblical prophet Ezekiel, Beck said that "religious people" will be held eternally responsible for their failure to warn others that total disaster is rapidly approaching.
"The blood of the people who could have been saved," Beck stated, "now think of this, because we're talking about the rights of all mankind; if America goes down — this isn't hyperbole any more, this isn't like a famous Reagan speech that he gave — this is real. If we go away, where is freedom? So all of the freedom that will be lost, all of lives that will be lost because we refused to pay attention, [will be] on our hands."
On a recent "Pray In Jesus Name" program, Religious Right activist and Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt praised members of a California school board for standing up to what he said was an evil and sinful judge who had ordered them to stop using public board meetings to proselytize on behalf of Christianity.
The Chino Valley Unified School board voted 3-2 earlier this month to appeal a court ruling from U.S. District Judge Jesus Berna ordering an end to the practice of "reciting prayers, Bible readings, and proselytizing at board meetings," and Klingenschmitt voiced his support for the board's effort to resist this demonically inspired ruling.
"Even this judge, whose first name is Jesus, hates Jesus," Klingenschmitt said. "So what is going on with this judge, who is he listening to? There is an invisible demonic spirit that is whispering to him, 'Abuse your power, judge. Turn the First Amendment upside down and ban religious expression with the power of the government sword.' And that's what this judge is doing and that sin is his voluntary cooperation with the demonic spirit that is influencing him."
Klingenschmitt said that he was grateful for the decision to appeal the ruling "because we need a holy judge to overturn this evil judge."
Glenn Beck opened his radio program today by telling his audience that all of the predictions he has made over the last 10 years are now all coming to fruition and that is why God has been preparing this audience for this very moment to rise up and save this nation.
At one point, Beck actually hauled out his trusty chalkboard and listed a bunch of the "accurate" predictions that he has made over the last 10 years to illustrate just how right he has been all along.
"In 1999, I told you about Osama bin Laden," Beck said. "In 2004, I started warning about the housing collapse. All the way from 2004 to 2008, I was warning about the housing and banking collapse. In 2003, I started interviewing people in the GOP and said, 'You better be careful, they're going to come for you with pitchforks and torches, don't you understand what's happening, don't you understand what you're doing? This means the downfall of the GOP. In 2008, I said they're going to start admitting that they're Marxists and socialists. In 2010, the caliphate. In 2006, the Bubba Effect. In 2009, the pendulum swing and the rise of the radical right here in America. In 2010, I started telling you about top down, bottom up, inside out. In 2014, I started telling you that it was 1968, this summer would be 1968. Those are just some of them."
Despite this amazing track record, everyone continues to mock him, but Beck doesn't mind because he knows that this has all been part of God's plan.
"This is the time," he said. "And this is the time where we're going to build lifeboats. This is the time where we're going to be the group of people that will be remembered in history as saving the republic."
As we have noted several times before, people who hate gays sure do seem to love Ted Cruz, and to that ever-growing list we can now add Mark Creech of the Christian Action League of North Carolina, who endorsed Cruz last week:
We are witnessing possibly the most dangerous time in American history. It's not that our great country hasn't faced incredible challenges in the past, but today the enemies of our Republic strike at the heart of our national identity – the meaning of America. Such issues will determine the preservation of liberty for the generations to come.
Although the Christian Action League concedes there are many pressing considerations in choosing a President, none are more important than marriage and family, restoring a culture of life, and preserving our first right – the right to practice one's faith freely. No current candidate in the Democratic field demonstrates a proper commitment to any of these necessary supports for a healthy society. All the candidates in the GOP field have shown some commitment to these three, either with lip service or some demonstration of allegiance, but none has the long track record of their zealous defense and promotion as Senator Ted Cruz.
Creech is sort of right-wing activist who asserts that "hunger is rampant in India" because the people there have not embraced Christianity and that President Obama could be the Antichrist, so naturally he has some pretty strong feelings about gay people as well:
He has declared that homosexuality is "impure," "dirty," and "disgusting."
He said that those who identify as gay are insulting God: "What an insult to God to say that we are something other than what he really created us. We’re either born male or female and are meant to express our masculinity or femininity in a way consistent with God’s creation."
He warned that there is nothing loving about accepting gay relationships: "No one who is thoughtful can possibly believe that something as unnatural as the act of a man placing that part of his body which was designed to project life into that part of another man's body meant to expel death could possibly be a healthy lifestyle under any circumstances."
He proclaimed that homosexuality is worse than other sins because "the consequences of homosexual behavior can be considerably more grievous than some other sins. Homosexuality is unique in that it is especially abhorrent to God and constitutes a significantly perverse and wicked lifestyle that clearly shows that one is far removed from Him."
He has said that gay-friendly churches are a satanic "fifth column."
He warned that court decisions in favor of gay marriage are a sign of the End Times: "Such court decisions are certainly a sign of the times – a sign that we are heading for an impending judgment. This matter burdens my heart greatly nearly every day, sometimes with tears."
He said that acceptance of homosexuality will lead to persecution of Christians: "These events of late prove, without question, that the normalization of homosexual behavior in the culture and the legalization of same-sex marriage will inevitably usher in a flood of religious persecutions for Christians who dare say homosexuality is a sin."
He stated that the push for gay marriage is an attempt to rape society: "No longer were their shameful sins simply tolerated by a permissive society, but it had gone much further than that. Now these people were an open, aggressive and insistent force, in a city where none dare interfere. Their behavior was not looked upon as criminal, but as constitutional. Yet as they pushed upon Lot's door to knock it down, their actions were nothing less than an attempted gang rape.Today, it is the same. I suggest the defying of marriage laws by gays and lesbians in California, New York, Illinois, New Mexico, and Oregon — the foisting of the issue of gay marriage on the country by judicial activists sympathetic with the gay agenda — is an attempted gang rape of our culture. It is an attempt to sodomize our society."
With views like these, Creech will fit right in among the radicals with which the Cruz campaign has aligned itself.
On Monday, Glenn Beck was positively giddy over his realization that everything he has done for the last decade has been orchestrated by God for the purpose of preparing his audience to save this nation by electing Ted Cruz as president.
God's plan for saving America, Beck explained, hinged upon Donald Trump winning the Republican primaries in Florida and Ohio and thereby driving both Marco Rubio and John Kasich out of the race, setting up a showdown between Cruz and Trump, at which point "Cruz turbos and the republic is saved."
Unfortunately for Beck, last night didn't quite turn out the way he had anticipated, with Kasich winning in his native Ohio and vowing to stay in the race until the Republican convention. So while Beck heaped praised upon Rubio for dropping out after losing to Trump in Florida, saying that he delivered a "landmark" concession speech that will go down in history, he declared that Kasich will conversely go down in history as the man who "possibly destroyed the republic."
After co-host Pat Gray mocked Kasich on the radio program today for being "delusional" for staying in the race when it is mathematically impossible for him to actually win enough delegates in the remaining primaries to secure the GOP nomination, Beck stated that "this guy is going to be remembered as a guy who possibly destroyed the republic."
"It will be his arrogance," Beck said, "he will go down in history as the guy who possibly destroyed the republic ... We're looking at a delusional guy."
"Excuse my language," Beck said later in the broadcast, "but you son of a bitch, the republic is at stake. This is not like a normal race. The republic is at stake!"
On Monday's television show, Glenn Beck aired an interview that he conducted with the Family Research Council's Jerry Boykin when the two men were in Ohio last weekend campaigning for Ted Cruz. During the discussion, the two agreed that the election of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would mean that America has reached rock bottom and decided to commit national suicide.
After Beck complained that Christians are being mocked for believing, as he does, that Ted Cruz has been raised up by God for this moment, he and Boykin worried that America has not yet reached the point where it is willing to humble itself and ask God to save this nation.
"I'm a recovering alcoholic," Beck said. "There was a time when I hit my bottom and I had to decide whether I was going to repeat my mother's life, who committed suicide, or if I was going to live. My mother's bottom was suicide. Some people don't have a bottom. If we vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, is our bottom suicide?"
"If we go down that road," Boykin replied, "I don't think the republic will survive."
After years of failing to get the Ohio legislature to pass a radical piece of anti-abortion legislation that she had drafted, long-time Religious Right activist Janet Porter announced back in December that she was running for a seat in the Ohio state senate.
Since 2011, Porter had been pressuring the Ohio legislature to pass the "Heartbeat Bill," which would outlaw abortion at the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected, without success. Finally, after years of frustration, Porter decided to take matters into her own hands by launching a primary challenge to Republican state senator Larry Obhof.
Janet is the Left-Wing’s second “most-watched” woman in America, according to “Right Wing Watch," a group dedicated to “monitoring and exposing the activities of the right-wing movement.” The enemies of life and liberty are watching, and they only watch those whom they consider to be a threat. The highest ranking woman is former congresswoman and presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann with 588 “reports,” Janet at 448, and Governor Sarah Palin with 376.
She even wore this fact as a badge of honor in a campaign ad:
Over the weekend, Porter asked her supporters to engage in three days of prayer and fasting ahead of last night's Ohio primary, but it looks like it didn't do much good, as she was soundly defeated by the incumbent:
On his television program last night, Glenn Beck again shared his belief that everything that he has done for the last decade has been part of God's master plan to use Beck's audience to save America by electing Ted Cruz as president.
Beck said that all the warnings that he has issued over the years "sounded crazy" to him too, but he knew that he had to deliver them because they came directly from God.
"Because He saved me and because I know that I could never repay Him back for that," Beck said, "I made a promise to Him: I will do what You want me to do, I will say what You want me to say, I will go where You want me to go. And so I have and He put a warning message on my heart."
Beck said that his various Restoring Honor, Restoring Courage and Restoring Love events were all things that he didn't understand and didn't want to do, but now realizes were all part of "His genius."
"I have said for a long time this is going to be the audience that saves the republic," he said. "It is clear this was preparation and sanctification."
Yesterday, Fox News pundit Todd Starnes posted a video version of his most recent column, in which he blamed President Obama for the violence and protests that have been breaking out at Donald Trump rallies.
"The person responsible for fomenting political unrest is not Donald Trump," Starnes said, "It's President Obama. For the past seven and a half years, this man has been stoking division and discord. You want to talk about creating controversy? Fine. Let's talk about Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, and Trayvon Martin. President Obama is the one who told his followers if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. That's what he said."
After dismissing the concerns that the "establishment overlords like Mitt Romney and the uppity-ups at the National Review" have about Trump, Starnes declared that "the folks who pay the bills in this country are fed up. We're tired of being called racists and homophobic and xenophobic. The Silent Majority is mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore."
Earlier this year, we reported that a handful of right-wing activists in Ohio, including anti-gay activist Linda Harvey of Mission America, had issued a press release announcing their support for Ted Cruz but that these endorsements had not been officially promoted or announced by the Cruz campaign.
That changed yesterday when the Cruz campaign "announced the endorsements of more than 30 key Ohio leaders, including clergy, elected officials, and activists," including three of the activists we highlighted in our original post: Harvey, Phil Burress of Citizens for Community Values Action and Molly Smith of Cleveland Right to Life.
“I am thrilled to announce such outstanding endorsements from Ohio leaders,” said Cruz. “These are some of Ohio’s top conservative leaders and they add to our incredible list of courageous conservatives from all across the Buckeye State.”
In honor of the Cruz campaign's announcement, we decided to republish our earlier post in order to remind everyone just whom Cruz is embracing:
Perhaps Harvey thinks that Cruz will be the president she has longed for who will issue “an Emancipation Proclamation … to free America from the tyranny of sodomy.”
On his radio program this morning, Glenn Beck revealed an epiphany that he had over the weekend when he realized that everything he has done over the last decade has been orchestrated by God for the purpose of saving this nation by electing Ted Cruz as president.
As Beck explained, the various Restoring Honor, Restoring Courage and Restoring Love events that he has hosted over the years were things that he didn't even want to do but did anyway because he was being compelled by God to do so. Though he didn't understand the purpose of any of the events at the time, Beck has now realized that they were all part of God's master plan to prepare Beck's audience to save America.
Beck reached this conclusion after seeing the protests surrounding Donald Trump's campaign rallies over the weekend, which he said is finally showing America that both Trump and the protesters will tear this nation apart and that Cruz will be this nation's only hope for survival.
Once Marco Rubio and John Kasich drop out when they fail to win their respective home states in this week's Republican primaries, Beck said that Republicans will realize that they have to either back Trump or Cruz and when that happens, "Cruz turbos and the republic is saved."
Beck marveled at how God has so perfectly orchestrated everything for this moment.
"You think we're that genius to be able to put that together?" he said. "You think we had this master strategy that put that together? When I was in Ohio this weekend and that dawned on me, I'm like, 'Holy cow!' I've been wondering what it was for. It's for this moment. Honor. Courage. Love. Honor, courage, love. It was for this moment because this is the audience that is going to save the republic."
"I am filled with the spirit, I am filled with the truth on this one," Beck continued. "This is the moment this audience will save the republic ... Everything I have talked about for almost a decade and a half is all coming into play this summer and that tells me that God has had a master plan the whole time."
Last month, right-wing psuedo-historian David Barton appeared on "The Patriot and The Preacher" radio program, where he claimed that "biblical teachings" were responsible for a 75 percent reduction in violent crime in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Barton said that he was "a math and science guy" before God "providentially" led him into the study of American history, prompting him to reiterate his claim that it was in this capacity that he discovered that the removal of mandatory prayer from public schools was responsible for a steep decline in academic achievement. For example, Barton believes that the end of school-sponsored prayer led to a significant drop in SAT scores.
Barton claimed that he could prove this via "double causation," which he later called "double correlation," by showing that just as removing organized prayer from public schools leads to lower test scores, adding the "God factor" to schools increases test scores.
"There appears to be a God factor in this thing," he said, "and we were able to document actually 47 categories of government-kept statistics that plummeted at that point in time when we told God to take a hike. Apparently He did and it hasn't worked out too well for us since then. But when God is reintroduced back into policy, for instance, in Las Vegas, the churches there worked with the police department to teach morals in the city, the violent crime rate has gone down 75 percent in Las Vegas by the reintroduction of biblical teachings back in the city through the police department and the churches."
As usual, it is almost impossible to determine where Barton is getting this information since he never bothers to cite any sources, but our best guess is that he is referring to a recent documentary called "Vegas Vikings" about a community outreach effort that claims to have reduced the crime rate by 75 percent in one Las Vegas neighborhood.