Sunday, June 12, 2011

Beck and Barton Twisting History to Push Theocracy

Here is a video where fundamentalist David Barton distorts a letter by John Adams, which Glen Beck then promotes as part of conspiracy-mongering, crazy Mormon revisionist history. Barton took Adams out of context. Adams was ridiculing the very views that Barton implies he supported. But, for Barton to do this, he had to twist what Adams believed. Adams was a Unitarian. As a Unitarian he did not believe in the Trinity. He denied the existence of a Holy Ghost and thought Jesus was just a man. Beck gets his pseudo-history from the conspiracists Bircher, W. Cleon Skousen, one of the most daft figures in the history of the Far Right.

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