David Barton (born 1954) is an American evangelical Christian minister, conservative activist, and author. He founded WallBuilders, a Texas-based organization which promotes the view that it is a myth that the US Constitution insists on separation of church and state. Barton is the former vice chair of the Republican Party of Texas.

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  • David Barton (born 1954) is an American evangelical Christian minister, conservative activist, and author. He founded WallBuilders, a Texas-based organization which promotes the view that it is a myth that the US Constitution insists on separation of church and state. Barton is the former vice chair of the Republican Party of Texas. He has been described as a Christian nationalist and "one of the foremost Christian revisionist historians"; much of his work is devoted to advancing the idea, based upon research that many historians describe as flawed, that the United States was founded as an explicitly Christian nation.Barton collects early American documents, and his official biography describes him as "an expert in historical and constitutional issues". Barton holds no formal credentials in history or law, and scholars dispute the accuracy and integrity of his assertions about history, accusing him of practicing misleading historical revisionism, "pseudoscholarship" and spreading "outright falsehoods". According to the New York Times, "many professional historians dismiss Mr. Barton, whose academic degree is in Christian Education from Oral Roberts University, as a biased amateur who cherry-picks quotes from history and the Bible." Barton's 2012 book The Jefferson Lies was voted "the least credible history book in print" by the users of the History News Network website. The book's publisher, the Christian publishing house Thomas Nelson, disavowed the book and withdrew it from sale. A senior executive said that Thomas Nelson could not stand by the book because "basic truths just were not there."A 2005 Time magazine article entitled "The 25 Most Influential Evangelicals" called Barton "a major voice in the debate over church–state separation" who, despite the fact that "many historians dismiss his thinking... [is] a hero to millions—including some powerful politicians." Barton has appeared on television and radio programs, including those of former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Glenn Beck. Beck has praised Barton as "the Library of Congress in shoes". In September 2013, POLITICO reported that he has returned to the political arena and is advising state legislators on how to fight the Common Core academic standards promoted by the Obama administration.
  • David Barton (* 1954) ist ein US-amerikanischer evangelikaler Prediger, Autor und politischer Aktivist aus Texas. Das Time Magazin rechnete ihn 2005 zu den 25 einflussreichsten Evangelikalen der USA. Er versteht sich als christlich-revisionistischer „Historiker“ und verfolgt die These, die USA seien von den Gründervätern als „christliche Nation“ begründet worden. Die Trennung von Kirche und Staat sei dagegen nicht im Sinne der Verfassung der Vereinigten Staaten. Barton verbreitet seine Ansichten vor allem durch die 1989 gemeinsam mit seiner Frau Cheryl gegründete Vereinigung „WallBuilders“, über die er Publikationen, Videos, CDs, Poster und verschiedene andere Produkte vertreibt. Er hat im Fahrwasser der amerikanischen Tea-Party-Bewegung viel Zuspruch von Vertretern der politischen Rechten der USA erfahren, etwa von Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Michele Bachmann oder Glenn Beck.
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  • David Barton (born 1954) is an American evangelical Christian minister, conservative activist, and author. He founded WallBuilders, a Texas-based organization which promotes the view that it is a myth that the US Constitution insists on separation of church and state. Barton is the former vice chair of the Republican Party of Texas.
  • David Barton (* 1954) ist ein US-amerikanischer evangelikaler Prediger, Autor und politischer Aktivist aus Texas. Das Time Magazin rechnete ihn 2005 zu den 25 einflussreichsten Evangelikalen der USA. Er versteht sich als christlich-revisionistischer „Historiker“ und verfolgt die These, die USA seien von den Gründervätern als „christliche Nation“ begründet worden. Die Trennung von Kirche und Staat sei dagegen nicht im Sinne der Verfassung der Vereinigten Staaten.
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