Debunking David Barton's Jefferson Lies: #2 - Jefferson Founded a Secular University

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 21:08

"In his book The Jefferson Lies, Christian nationalist pseudo-historian David Barton professes to correct what he claims are seven lies about Thomas Jefferson, in chapters titled:

Lie #1: Thomas Jefferson Fathered Sally Hemings’ Children

Lie #2: Thomas Jefferson Founded a Secular University

Lie #3: Thomas Jefferson Wrote His Own Bible and Edited Out the Things He Didn’t Agree With

Lie #4: Thomas Jefferson Was a Racist Who Opposed Equality for Black Americans

Lie #5: Thomas Jefferson Advocated a Secular Public Square through the Separation of Church and State

Lie #6: Thomas Jefferson Detested the Clergy

Lie #7: Thomas Jefferson Was an Atheist and Not a Christian

It is David Barton, however, who is doing the lying, and not those whom he accuses of being the revisionists. Through a series of seven short books, one devoted to each of Barton’s seven Jefferson lies, the real liar will be revealed, and the real Thomas Jefferson will be preserved.

This volume debunks the many lies and misrepresentations used by Barton in the chapter of his book titled "Lie #2: Thomas Jefferson Founded a Secular University.""

Chris Rodda
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