Publisher withdraws theocrat’s laughably inaccurate book on 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Publisher Thomas Nelson has withdrawn ‘The Jefferson Lies” after a lengthy review found the author, David Barton, had included “historical details that were not adequately supported,” said Brian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.