David Barton: Church/State Separation Means Christians Shouldn’t Pay Taxes

By Hemant Mehta

It’s pretty easy to find examples of how Christian pseudo-historian David Barton doesn’t understand history. Or math. Or the Constitution. Or how to earn a Ph.D.

He doesn’t understand separation of church and state, either, because he claimed on his “WallBuilders Live” radio show on Friday that the concept ought to mean Christians shouldn’t have to pay taxes.

“If [supporters of church/state separation] really believe that, why do they take tax money from people who go to church?” Barton asked. “People who go to church shouldn’t have to be required to put tax money into the state if there is a separation of church and state. Religion is funding the state, so how come they don’t argue that?”

“They are saying I can’t take my kids and take them out of state education because that is religious,” he added. “If they think I’m religious, why would they take my tax dollars and put it into the state?”

How the hell is Barton the Christian Right’s “smart” guy…?

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