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This week's featured item on As The Right Turns is a tale of influential Christian Nationalist writer David Barton, whose distorted and politically opportunistic versions of history have become increasingly controversial. The Texas Freedom Network flags (with a hat tip to Right Wing Watch) Barton's explanation of why white settlers had to wipe out Native American tribes and why the plains buffalo needed to be exterminated.

And In Other News:   Following the goings on of the Religious Right from a critical perspective can be, among other things, time consuming.  However, to save you time, some of us who follow these things can be followed on Twitter.  So if you find yourself on Twitter, you might follow as I do, these groups whose main focus is on the Religious Right:    

Americans United for Separation of Church and State @americansunited  Political Research Associates @PRAEyesRight  Religious Right Watch @ReligiousRW  Right Wing Watch @RightWingWatch  Texas Freedom Network @TFN  And of course, you can follow me too @fredclarkson

Originally posted to Frederick Clarkson on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 07:42 PM PDT.

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