On July 4th I posted some quotes from our founding fathers that were from a book I have in my collection at home. Several people thought these came from David Barton and stated David Barton's quotes were unsubstantiated. My source was not David Barton, and in fact, the book I was using was older than David Barton is. The questions aroused my curiosity. I wanted to know why people leapt to the conclusion that Barton was my source, and I wanted to know why people were discrediting Barton. I did some investigation and discovered that David Barton is a Christian, and that his reserach is supported by many Christians so I prayed about it, and then felt that I should give him the benefit of the doubt. To do that, I wrote him and asked for his response to the accusations. I received an answer to my letter today, not from David Barton, but from a member of his staff. That letter referred me to the following website. There is a link on the page for the "background" which is very important to read, and then Barton's words. http://www.wallbuilders.com/resources/search/detail.php?ResourceID=20#background http://www.wallbuilders.com/resources/search/detail.php?ResourceID=20 I hope that those who tried to discredit David Barton will review this with a Christian heart, and that they will stop bearing false witness, however unintentional that was, against David Barton.