Debunked historian David Barton had his book 'Jefferson Lies' pulled by the publisher, Thomas Nelson, earlier this year, but that hasn't stopped him from fabricating American history (video below).
Barton gave a presentation at the Northwoods Community Church in Peoria, Illinois, over the weekend and made the false claim that the U.S. Constitution directly quotes the Bible, reports RightWingWatch.org.
Barton said: "If you will take the Constitution in one hand and read its language and take a Bible in the other hand and read it, you'll say "wow, that's a direct quotation out of a Bible verse." Yeah, exactly. If you'll look through the Constitution, you'll find so many direct quotations right out of Bible verses because that's what they put in the document."
"Now today we're often told, on no, the Constitution is a secular document, it's a godless document. When people tell me that, I know that they're biblically illiterate, they don't recognize Bible verses. If you read the content of that and you know the Bible, you'll say 'hey, that's a direct quote out of Ezra 7:24 and there it is out of Deuteronomy 17:5.' It's just throughout the Constitution."
Deuteronomy 17:6 says "On the testimony of two or three witnesses a man shall be put to death, but no one shall be put to death on the testimony of only one witness," but does not appear in the U.S. Constitution.
Ezra 7:24 says "You are also to know that you have no authority to impose taxes, tribute or duty on any of the priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, temple servants or other workers at this house of God," but does not appear in the U.S. Constitution.