David Barton Falsely Claims People on Welfare Do Not Read the Bible
Today on “WallBuilders Live” David Barton falsely claimed there was a connection between welfare and a failure to read the Bible, in which God says “blessed are the poor.”
Barton said: “Wouldn’t it be interesting to do a study between those that are on welfare and see how much and how often they read the Bible. You know, if Booker T. Washington is right that Christianity and reading the Bible increases your desires and therefore your ability for hard work; if we take that as an axiom, does that mean that the people who are getting government assistance spend nearly no time in the Bible, therefore have no desire, and therefore no ability for hard work? I could go a lot of places with this. I would love to see this proven out in some kind of sociological study, but it makes perfect sense.”
On the same show, Barton praised Liberty University by claiming falsely that the LU Law School was one of the top schools in the nation: Every year, US News and World Report produces a list of the best law schools in America that ranks the top 150 schools and Liberty University Law School was ranked number “Rank Not Published,” meaning it didn’t even qualify among the top 150. Thus, it is a little hard to understand how it could be considered one of the top law schools in the nation when it doesn’t even make the list of top law schools in the nation.
(Source: US News and World Report and RightWingWatch.com)