Faux Right-Wing Historian David Barton Claims People Are On Welfare Because They Don't Read Their Bible! EXCUSE ME?!!
As we have noted several times in recent months, David Barton has a bit of a habit of saying things that are fundamentally and demonstrably untrue ….a tendency he continued today on “WallBuilders Live” when he praised Liberty University by claiming 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.
Later, Barton began musing about some supposed connection linking welfare to failure to read the Bible enough, saying he’d love to see some study done that examines the correlation because “it makes perfect sense”:
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.