A domino effect has led to the downfall of David Barton.
Liberals have always attacked Barton's views of the founding fathers, but Christians who have tolerated if not accepted his views are finally taking him to task. 10 conservative professors followed by World Magazine and the Gospel Coalition have all brought attention to the faults in Barton's writings. Things got really tough on Barton when his publisher, Thomas Nelson, pulled his latest book. But, don't feel bad for Barton he's still backed by Bachmann, Huckabee, and Gingrich.
World- The David Barton Controversy
World- Thomas Nelson Lost Confidence
Baylor Professor of Philosophy, Francis Beckwith, made a great comment on the Gospel Coalition post in regards to Barton's response to criticism which is just a diatribe against "liberal academic elites" combined with a populist appeal.
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/...fersons-faith/As Christians, we have to be excellent in what we do. And that means being custodians of the truth, even when that truth may not be consistent with the way [we] would like history to be... At some point you have to stop blaming the liberal establishment for all the crappy stuff that dominates popular Christianity. When Ken Ham is your scientist, David Barton is your historian, and Bill Gothard is your pastor of spiritual formation the problem isn’t the liberal academic establishment, it’s you.