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Publisher withdraws theocrat’s laughably inaccurate book on Thomas Jefferson

Twice in recent weeks (HERE and HERE), I’ve told you about Religious Right crackpot David Barton’s ridiculous book about Thomas Jefferson.

And now the publisher of this preposterous tome has finally PULLED THE PLUG:

A best-selling book is getting boxed up and returned to the publisher after complaints of historical inaccuracies.

Publisher Thomas Nelson has withdrawn ‘The Jefferson Lies” after a lengthy review found the author, David Barton, had included “historical details that were not adequately supported,” said Brian Hampton, a senior vice president and publisher for Thomas Nelson.

Hampton said the move was “extremely rare” and he could not recall a time in the publisher’s history when it had recalled a book in this manner. “We’re disappointed for everyone concerned,” Hampton said.

Barton is the founder and president of the Texas-based WallBuilders, a group that describes itself as “dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious and constitutional foundation on which America was built – a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined,” according to its website.

“The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson,” was published in April.  In it Barton attempted to dispel the popular notion that Thomas Jefferson was a secular politician who pioneered the idea of strict church-state separation.

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  1. Now it kinda cracks me up that they accurately titled it “The Jefferson Lies”. And NOW I want to read the Foreword by Glenn Beck!

  2. Here I am again! For a balanced view of Thomas Jefferson, read his blog at http://ThomasJeffersonLeadership.com/blog/
    Several times each week, he posts briefly on a variety of topics.
    Last week’s posts were:
    - Does your Head (reason) or Heart (emotion) prevail?
    - Should the government subsidize anything? If so, what?
    - Should females be educated?
    This week’s are:
    - Does one lie lead to another? And another? And ….? (A video post)
    - Are you strict …. or loose? Does it make any difference?

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