Monday, December 31, 2012

Is it Thomas Nelson, Mercury Link, or Wallbuilders?

More controversy over David Barton's controversial The Jefferson Lies. Here is a taste of a recent post at God Discussion:

The controversy over Texas evangelist David Barton’s book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson, is not yet over.
This week, online bookseller Amazon quietly amended the name of the publisher listed for The Jefferson Lies from Barton’s WallBuilder Press to Thomas Nelson.  This was after Chris Rodda, a leading critic of Barton’s account of American history alerted Amazon that the book being sold on Amazon as a WallBuilder’s publication was the same version that was published and distributed by Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson.  Thomas Nelson had announced in August that it was dropping the book because it “lost confidence in the book’s details."  The Jefferson Lies had reached the New York Times' best seller listprompting conservatives and liberals alike to take notice of Thomas Nelson's announcement.