To The Conservative Christian Leadership, Hate Is A Virtue (AUDIO)

Author: January 2, 2013 6:23 pm
David Barton. President and Founder Wallbuilders.

David Barton. President and Founder Wallbuilders.

To the evangelical movement, there are few more prestigious than David Barton, the founder of Wallbuilders, an organization dedicated to the ideal that the foundation of the United States was the Bible. This revisionist historian has rejected hundreds of years of documentation, and dived whole-heartedly into the goal of distorting US history and subverting the truth in order to push this own agenda. It is now clear, however, it is not just US history that he seeks to distort, but the biblical history he claims the United States is based on:

I wrote this down recently and I’m thinking about it as a name for a book; if not the name for a book, this is definitely something that we have to at least get in our thinking. So let me throw out the thought that I had here, this is just throwing out the title for a book:

When tolerance is a sin and hate is a virtue.

I throw that out because we’re getting to the point where tolerance is a bad thing and hate is a good thing. And let me define that: we’re told in, I believe it’s Proverbs 4:13, it says “the fear of the Lord is to hate evil.” Which means that if I’m going to stand for what God stands for, there’s some certain things I have to hate: I have to hate evil, I have to hate murder – well no, you can’t hate, that’s a bad thing … no, hate is a good thing!


I mean hating Nazis, that’s a good thing. And people say “well, you hate their philosophy, you don’t hate the people.” No, I hate people who want to kill other people and I’m sorry that they’re killing others but the guys who were on the Nazi trials at the end, I’m sorry, I just hate what they did. Alright, I love them as a person, yes Jesus died for them, I understand, but I hate certain things.

So we’ve got to get to the point where tolerance is seen as a sin because we’re tolerating a lot stuff that destroys our families, that destroys our own character and we can’t tolerate that stuff. We have to get back to the point where hate is a virtue, at least certain kinds of hate. The fear of the Lord is to hate evil and we need to have a hatred of things and get off this fence of having no passion about anything. You know, I tolerate anything, I’m not going to have a passion good or bad, I’m not going to hate anything … We just can’t do that and we’ve got to get back to that same type of intolerance, that we’re going to be intolerant of liberalism.

As if written by Orwell himself, “tolerance is a sin and hate is a virtue.” This is no difference than the Objectivist rant that selfishness is a virtue. No, hate is not a virtue, and the very example he holds up to demonstrate proves this.

This is, however, par for the course. This group has already demonstrated an inability to read the US Constitution, rewritten school textbooks, proposed “divine mathematics”, and even suggested that slavery may have been a good thing. After all, according to this group, “slavery was a blessing in disguise.” And of course, if you voted for President Obama, you aren’t a Christian to these people.

And to them, the US Government is to be their spiritual savior. So, to eliminate the secular nature of the United States, turn the virtues of Liberalism, namely tolerance, acceptance, and respecting of personal liberty, into a sin. In order to do this, you must therefore turn hatred into a virtue. To defend this obvious paradox, David Barton and his ilk claim to be persecuted. They then use this defense to attack any groups which they feel should be oppressed.

David Barton is one of the most dangerous radical evangelicals, also called Dominionists, in the United States. Because history doesn’t support David Barton, he rejects it and attempts to create his own, using selective editing and manipulation to deceive the easily-fooled. And with him having millions of followers, what he says is dangerous, indeed.

As for his dislike of liberals, we should ask some famous American liberals how they feel.

David Barton is a danger because of his continuing efforts to turn the United States into a Christian Taliban state. His form of Stochastic Terrorism is to empower those seeking to destroy the United States by telling them “it’s ok.” His efforts to push false history are just tools he uses to destroy America. With these new words, he has demonstrated that he is not only un-American, but not a Christian at all. After all, even the Republican Jesustm did not go so far as to call hate a virtue.


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Nathaniel Downes is the son of a former state representative of New Hampshire, now living in Seattle Washington.
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  • Christian conservatives believe the God made man in His image — ergo, they naturally assume that He also must be callous, petty, irrational, self-serving, spiteful, and vindictive.

  • American Taliban?

    Indeed.

    And they will show no mercy, in their drive to dominate America, and the world.
    The Next Nazis.

  • I am no one special, but I feel I must keep hammering at this subject because I firmly believe our fundamental freedoms are at stake. I was raised an Evangelical, so I feel I have some insight into people like David Barton. I am now an atheist (in the minds of these Christian fundamentalists), but I firmly believe in religious freedom. I also believe in freedom from religion and the absolute separation of church and state.
    Barton and like-minded Evangelicals believe only in their right to create the “Kingdom of God” here in the United States. Americans need to wake up to the very real danger of these dedicated and deranged fundamentalists. Their tactics are no different from those of the old dedicated Communists who invented their own version of history in order to control the masses. It is also the very same tactic that fundamentalist extremist like the Taliban use to control the uneducated and deeply religious elements in Islamic countries. The American Evangelical is America’s Taliban.
    The corporate owned media in this country ignore the very serious implications of extremists like Barton and other Evangelicals. It is obvious to many liberals that these religious extremist are on a mission to destroy the First Amendment by subverting its meaning, the beliefs and intentions of the founding fathers and the freedom to believe or not believe. The corporate CEO’s and billionaires who think they own America go along with this subversion because they see it as a convenient way to gain absolute control of our population.
    I fear that what I am saying sounds radical to some patriotic Americans. It should not. What I am advocating is the return of our democracy, to reclaim it from the true subversive forces in our country. Think about this America. Who is really behind these calls for succession and oppression of critical thinking? Who has attempted to make the term “liberal” into a derisive label? Who is it that wants to turn the education of our children into propaganda camps for one point of view? Who is it that is training our future generation of leaders to become closed-minded minions of corporate America and Evangelical leaders?
    Beware, many of these dangerous subversives have already infiltrated our government at every level, from the FBI and Homeland Security, the military to the U.S. Congress. Which political party has become the party enabling these fanatics? Obviously, it is the Republican Party. Please think about this and take action to reclaim America. Freethinkers and liberal Christians and people of other faiths must become active in the fight to protect the real U.S. Constitution. Not only do we need to vote, we need to spread the word with the same sort of zeal these subversives have. Our freedom depends on it.

    • Ron: excellent comment. You’re correct in stating that certain religious and corporate figures (along with others) are colluding to take over the US. My feeling is that they will fail, but of course it will require work to ensure that they fail. Hopefully they’ll devolve into an irrelevant quirky tiny group like the Westboro Baptist Church.

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