I have frequently criticized "Christian publisher" Thomas Nelson, its Westbow Press pay-to-publish operation and paranoid/hypocritical/lying boss Michael Hyatt.
I am not alone in my scorn for Hyatt.
A reader of this blog wrote: "I can't stand Hyatt and I'm in the Christian publishing world. . . . He . . . focuses more on himself than Jesus Christ and I think he's a disgrace. Even his Twitter following is a joke. . . . 20% fake, 35% inactive and 45% active followers . . . . Some of us know the truth.
Another wrote: "Hyatt deserves the same fate as St. Ignatius of Antioch -- to be ripped apart and eaten by hungry lions. However, I doubt that Hyatt will qualify for sainthood. It's more likely that he will roast in hell."
NPR has broadcast and published an extensive analysis of The Jefferson Lies, written by David Barton, "The Most Influential Evangelist You've Never Heard Of."
Barton's book has a foreword written by right-wing nutso Glenn Beck and aims to change public opinion about President Thomas Jefferson. Barton tries to 'correct' commonly believed 'lies' about Jefferson being anti-religion and pro-slavery.
However, the book has been condemned by both historians and religious leaders as full of lies -- which makes it perfect for Hyatt and Nelson.
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If anyone at Nelson would like to defend the book, I'll be glad to publish the defense here.