It looks like the wingnuts on the Texas Board of Education got exactly what they wanted when they named Peter Marshall and David Barton to the group of “experts” to advise them on the social studies curriculum:
“The foremost problem that I see is that there is not nearly enough emphasis or credit given to the biblical motivations of America’s settlers and founders,” Evangelical minister Peter Marshall, the president of the Massachusetts-based Peter Marshall Ministries and one of the experts on the panel, told ABCNews.com.
And that’s what it was all about from the start. They wanted someone who would push Christian Nation nonsense into the textbooks. Since they couldn’t find any actual historians to do so, they found fake historians like Marshall and Barton.