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Prominent Nazi sympathizer was the driving force behind Texas schoolbook revisionism

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Little Green Footballs - Glenn Beck Promotes Theocracy and Interviews David Barton - Speaker at Neo-Nazi Rallies

So, I turn on Fox News just to see what the Glenn Beck Comedy Hour’s topic for the day is, and here’s Beck ranting about the need for more religion in government, in front of two blackboards covered with pictures of the founding fathers — who are no doubt rotating at high speed in their graves to see Beck denigrating the separation of church and state, a principle that was extremely important to them.

Beck’s show today featured a full hour promoting the agenda of extreme fundamentalist/creationist/theocrat David Barton of Wallbuilders, one of the main forces behind the recent outrageous historical revisionism perpetrated by the Texas State Board of Education.

And here’s a little more information about David Barton; in the 1990s he gave speeches at two events organized by outright neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers, then claimed he didn’t know who they were.

In 1991 Barton addressed the Rocky Mountain Bible Retreat of Pastor Pete Peters’ Scriptures for America, a group that espouses the racist “Christian Identity” theology. Advocates of this bizarre dogma insist that white Anglo-Saxons are the “true” chosen people of the Bible and charge that today’s Jews are usurpers. Aside from being a virulent anti-Semite, Peters has advocated the death penalty for homosexuals. According to the Anti-Defamation League, other speakers at the event included white supremacist leader and 1992 presidential candidate James “Bo” Gritz, a leader of the radical and increasingly violent militia movement, and Malcolm Ross, a Holocaust denier from Canada. In November of that same year, Barton spoke at Kingdom Covenant College in Grants Pass, Oregon, another “Christian Identity” front group with ties to Peters.

Asked to explain these actions, Barton’s reply amounted to a not very creative “I didn’t know they were Nazis” dodge. In a July 1993 letter, Barton assistant Kit Marshall wrote, “At the time we were contacted by Pete Peters, we had absolutely no idea that he was ‘part of the Nazi movement.’ He contacted us for David to speak for Scriptures for America. The title is quite innocuous. In all the conversations that I personally had with Pete Peters, never once was there a hint that they were part of a Nazi movement. I would also like to point out that simply because David Barton gives a presentation to a group of people does not mean that he endorses all their beliefs.” An excuse like that might have washed one time, but it stretches the bounds of credulity to accept that Barton was twice duped by innocuous-sounding extremist organizations.


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Creepy indeed.
 

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Re: Prominent Nazi sympathizer was the driving force behind Texas schoolbook revision

Little Green Footballs - Glenn Beck Promotes Theocracy and Interviews David Barton - Speaker at Neo-Nazi Rallies

So, I turn on Fox News just to see what the Glenn Beck Comedy Hour’s topic for the day is, and here’s Beck ranting about the need for more religion in government, in front of two blackboards covered with pictures of the founding fathers — who are no doubt rotating at high speed in their graves to see Beck denigrating the separation of church and state, a principle that was extremely important to them..



You did?


Glenn Beck - Television

According to his website his show doesn't start for an hour. :ssst:


I want your tivo man. :lamo
 

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Re: Prominent Nazi sympathizer was the driving force behind Texas schoolbook revision

The article is from April.
 

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Re: Prominent Nazi sympathizer was the driving force behind Texas schoolbook revision

Little Green Footballs - Glenn Beck Promotes Theocracy and Interviews David Barton - Speaker at Neo-Nazi Rallies

So, I turn on Fox News just to see what the Glenn Beck Comedy Hour’s topic for the day is, and here’s Beck ranting about the need for more religion in government, in front of two blackboards covered with pictures of the founding fathers — who are no doubt rotating at high speed in their graves to see Beck denigrating the separation of church and state, a principle that was extremely important to them.

Beck’s show today featured a full hour promoting the agenda of extreme fundamentalist/creationist/theocrat David Barton of Wallbuilders, one of the main forces behind the recent outrageous historical revisionism perpetrated by the Texas State Board of Education.

And here’s a little more information about David Barton; in the 1990s he gave speeches at two events organized by outright neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers, then claimed he didn’t know who they were.

In 1991 Barton addressed the Rocky Mountain Bible Retreat of Pastor Pete Peters’ Scriptures for America, a group that espouses the racist “Christian Identity” theology. Advocates of this bizarre dogma insist that white Anglo-Saxons are the “true” chosen people of the Bible and charge that today’s Jews are usurpers. Aside from being a virulent anti-Semite, Peters has advocated the death penalty for homosexuals. According to the Anti-Defamation League, other speakers at the event included white supremacist leader and 1992 presidential candidate James “Bo” Gritz, a leader of the radical and increasingly violent militia movement, and Malcolm Ross, a Holocaust denier from Canada. In November of that same year, Barton spoke at Kingdom Covenant College in Grants Pass, Oregon, another “Christian Identity” front group with ties to Peters.

Asked to explain these actions, Barton’s reply amounted to a not very creative “I didn’t know they were Nazis” dodge. In a July 1993 letter, Barton assistant Kit Marshall wrote, “At the time we were contacted by Pete Peters, we had absolutely no idea that he was ‘part of the Nazi movement.’ He contacted us for David to speak for Scriptures for America. The title is quite innocuous. In all the conversations that I personally had with Pete Peters, never once was there a hint that they were part of a Nazi movement. I would also like to point out that simply because David Barton gives a presentation to a group of people does not mean that he endorses all their beliefs.” An excuse like that might have washed one time, but it stretches the bounds of credulity to accept that Barton was twice duped by innocuous-sounding extremist organizations.


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Creepy indeed.

the david barton that mellie seems to adore?
 

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Re: Prominent Nazi sympathizer was the driving force behind Texas schoolbook revision

Er, how exactly was this guy "the driving force" behind the TX schoolbook change? Your article simply mentions that as if its a self-evident fact, but includes no evidence to back it up.
 

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Re: Prominent Nazi sympathizer was the driving force behind Texas schoolbook revision

Er, how exactly was this guy "the driving force" behind the TX schoolbook change? Your article simply mentions that as if its a self-evident fact, but includes no evidence to back it up.
Apparently, Mr Barton sat ona panel that advised the TX board of education.

Conservatives say Texas social studies classes give too much credit to civil rights leaders | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | News: Education
Although the actual standards are being drafted by teams of teachers, academics and community representatives, the education board appointed a panel of six experts to help guide the writing teams. Three of the experts, including Barton and Marshall, were appointed by Republican social conservatives on the board, while the other three experts – all professors at state universities in Texas – were appointed by the remaining Republicans and Democrats on the 15-member board.

idk about how his contribution should be characterized.
 

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Re: Prominent Nazi sympathizer was the driving force behind Texas schoolbook revision

whaddya? kiddin me? cheez whizzz! ya think Texans NEED a nationally known neo-religio-fascist to prop them up?

Hell no! Texas is the last bastion of the independent American!!! They don't give a shid what anyone else thinks. 'Criticize Texas and be Damned' is their motto.

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