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Barton: ‘I don’t care what the Supreme Court says,’ homosexuality should be illegal

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Earlier this year, we stumbled upon a few episodes of David Barton’s “Building on the American Heritage Series” that had been posted on the TBN website. Today, while searching for something else, we noticed that several other episodes from that same series had also been posted and so we are working our way through them.

Near the end of the episode entitled “Politics In The Pulpit,” Barton made a point that the purpose of the church is not to create harmony or unity among the congregants but to preach the word of God’s and support God’s laws.

As such, Barton cited 1 Timothy 1:8-10 in order to declare that the purpose of the law is to punish ungodly and sinful (like gays) regardless of what the Supreme Court rules.

Watch:

Barton, an evangelical Christian minister, conservative activist, and author, is the founder of WallBuilders, a Texas-based organization which advocates the view that U.S. constitutional separation of church and state is a myth.

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71 more reader comments:

  1. YOU ARE A ASS H–E DROP DEAD

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:05pm
  2. This is one of the people I saw online that I think looks gay. I’m telling you he does not want to be in prison. He would be someone’s bitch in the blink of an eye.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:05pm
  3. Yeah, well I think ignorance should be illegal, but we don’t always get what we want.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:06pm
  4. another case of “you damn well better respect and allow me to spout my religious beliefs so I can totally persecute you in return.”

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:06pm
  5. oh ffs. same old bs. (yawn)

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:06pm
  6. I don’t care what the Barton. That shirt he’s wearing should be illegal. Hello! Abilene of 80′s called they want that shirt destroyed.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:06pm
  7. I don’t care what your religion says, you’re an idiot.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:07pm
  8. That shirt should be illegal

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:08pm
  9. F*ck him and his hateful rhetoric.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:08pm
  10. Closet case!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:08pm
  11. loser

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:08pm
  12. Allowing that kind of people to speak, should be illegal.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:08pm
  13. Illegal to have been born, and illegal to abort? Where is the medium ground here.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:09pm
  14. Doesn’t this violate his churches tax exempt status? “Politics in the Pulpit” certainly seems to indicate he is using his church in a political manner……

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:09pm
  15. *yawn* he only says that bcus his wife would leave him for a butch lesbian in the blink of an eye..next..

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:09pm
  16. idiot. i think idiocy should be illegal.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:09pm
  17. i love all of you ^ ♥

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:10pm
  18. Meh… In his next life he’ll be trans.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:10pm
  19. This dude can kiss my gay ass, just like the rest of the homophobes!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:10pm
  20. He has a right to his opinion…as ignorant, stupid, and dogmatic as it is. If the Gods Law he was talking about and wishing for was actually enforced, he doesn’t seem to get that ALL sins – from lying to purger’s to fornicators as well as manslayers – are equally bad in God’s eyes so EVERYONE is going to Hell. Oops. :P

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:10pm
  21. So should your face!!! jack off… has nothing better to do with his life. Live and let live……

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:14pm
  22. Enough already!!! These bigoted assholes need to shut the hell up and go on to what they believe is their ‘reward’ for being hateful towards Gods creations. Bye!

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:15pm
  23. His hate and stupidity should be outlawed. Nuff said.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:16pm
  24. Well he just needs to shut his mouth

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:17pm
  25. If I were his toupee, I’d fly away. Because that rhymes, and that is also true.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:17pm
  26. This shit is 2 clicks away from jihad.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:19pm
  27. You wanna lock me away with a bunch of other lesbians? Mmmm, okay!

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:20pm
  28. dudes face is gay. he just doesnt want to see gay couples because hes scared to get a hard on. its ok, come out

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:23pm
  29. The aliens need to hurry up and come. Bwhahahaha

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:26pm
  30. sick but his way of thinking seems terrorist like! more than likely he likes it from behind his closet dôor!! lol

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:26pm
  31. i dont care what he says, ignorant people should not be preachers

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:26pm
  32. one of the reasons why the world laughs at America. for producing shallow, contemptuous ninnyhammers like this. you find VERY few preachers like this in Europe.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:31pm
  33. I keep reminding my self I am not the jackass Wisperer, so it does no good to talk to the haters.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:34pm
  34. The argument that says the one who hates and persecutes because he’s gay himself is tired and offensive. “Looks gay” ? WTF does that mean?

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:35pm
  35. This guy looks like he has had more dicks in him than a hotel hosting a private eye convention.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:37pm
  36. people like him are a perfect example of ” you can’t fix stupid but you can dull it with a 2×4 ” anybody feel like visiting home depot ?

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:39pm
  37. This guy has been lying and fabricating the history of our country for years. His teachings are not based in fact but his own illusions – problem is some schools present this crap as fact. His group is often invited into public schools plus a lot of teachers are given this info free of charge. They buy into it and repeat it to their students even though it is far from true. He has proven himself a liar. Nothing he says is credible. And he is not opposed to lying to further his agenda.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:40pm
  38. It doesn’t take advanced intelligence to be a preacher as you can tell with the nonsense that comes out of their mouths.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:42pm
  39. So should marrying your cousin but hey that’s legal. Try explaing that one to your children

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:57pm
  40. This F______ moron needs to be put in front of a firing squad. Screw off and die asshole.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:58pm
  41. Thank God we do have laws preventing hateful bigots like this from fully acting on their warped beliefs.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:00pm
  42. Then I guess we shouldn’t care about what the Bible says! :D

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:01pm
  43. So should being an ignorant hateful bigot.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:02pm
  44. oh Jesus, who is going to listen to this Moron??? why give him the media attention… shut his ignorance down…

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:09pm
  45. Gosh…if I didn’t know any better I’d say put some pumps on that girl and let her roll!

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:21pm
  46. He may spread his hate in this life, but I assure you karma will play out for him in his next life, and it will be unfortunate for him

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:28pm
  47. As should divorce, and the supposed marriages between men and women!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:33pm
  48. These right wing conservative Bible thumpers think the world should revolve around them and what they believe. In there own hateful, bigoted minds they think they speak for God——they will find out differently when they meet Him face to face and they have to explain their hate and bigoted mind before God tells them to “depart, I do not know thee.” At least they then can go down to an eternaty of damnation and the fires of Hell where people like this belong.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:34pm
  49. Bigotry should be illegal, twat….

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:36pm
  50. EQUALITY FOR ALL! Tired of Christian Imperialism. Stop imposing your views on us…We do not believe like you! Period!

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:37pm
  51. Why don’t he just move somewhere where it is so he can be happy as hell and stop bulling others to be what he has chosen for his own gd life!

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:51pm
  52. More like the anti-American heritage.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 3:09pm
  53. Since he doesnt care what the supreme court says then is it ok to kidnap him and torture him to death

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 3:18pm
  54. BOO. I do not like people like him.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 3:40pm
  55. Note to Barton: GROW UP!

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 3:45pm
  56. He’s an old man who should have a crown of wisdom and experience on life and he is still ignorant. thats pretty depressing.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:25pm
  57. He is a MORON!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:28pm
  58. Fucking jerk

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:36pm
  59. WHO THE HELL IS HE?

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:46pm
  60. Nice one. God bless David Barton

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 5:22pm
  61. You just keep saying it. We have had to live by the votes for years, so sit and spin you loving pastor you.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:00pm
  62. Sounds like we need to add him to the list of people in whose name we donate to LGBT positive organizations….then send him a thank you note….if you include his contact information, these organizations will flood his mailbox with literature. Maybe all he needs is a little education.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:03pm
  63. agreed. Let the Supreme court vote finally, if you preach politics…goodbye tax exempt.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:04pm
  64. Da fuck is it with these Middle American Hick fucktards…all fucking carbon copies of one another…this dude needs a god damn fucking original mind

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:20pm
  65. Yet another example of the Bible being revised to suit the times, which christians always howl doesn’t happen. The term “homosexual” wasn’t coined (at least in English anyway) until the 1800s.

    On another note, the vitriol demonstrated in the comments here leaves a lot to be desired. As a community, can’t we express our disagreement with this guy and his position in ways other than calling him names and vulgarities? We’re supposed to be better than that. Seriously, the comments I see on LGBTQ Nation posts make me ashamed of my community for its demonstrated childishness.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:25pm
  66. Who the fuck “likes” this?!? Assholes, that’s who…

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:08pm
  67. Can he be taxed already? He enjoys a tax-free life, and gets to spew, tired right wing propaganda.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:40pm
  68. he doth protest…

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:47pm
  69. Well of course that’s what he says… he’s an asshole. That’s the sort of stupid stuff they ALL say.

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 8:04pm
  70. vote Libertarian Gary Johnson

    Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 8:27pm
  71. we should be “free” of religious persecution too, are WE!!!

    Posted on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 6:03am