Re: P.Johnson on James Dobson

Steven M. Smith (
Thu, 18 Nov 1999 08:22:44 -0700 (MST)

David Campbell wrote in response to John Wiester's comment:
>> I have just listened to the tape of Phil Johnson on James Dobson's Focus
>>on the Family program and have found Wendee Holtcamp's draft letter to be an
>>inaccruate caricature of Johnson's statements. I suggest that before
>>considering signing on to her letter you listen to the tape for yourself
>>which can be ordered from Focus at 1-800-232-6459, tape number CT227, The
>>Evolution/Creation Controversy.
>I believe a transcript of a Focus on the Family talk by Johnson was posted
>to this list a while ago. Was this the same program? If so, Johnson
>definitely endorsed a god of the gaps in the program in question. If one
>were to take seriously his claim that creation of humans by mindless
>molecular processes is incompatible with God having a role in it,
>developmental biology disproves God's role in the creation of each

The transcript that David is referring to is from the April 27, 1999 FOF
broadcast archived at

The most recent FOF program with P. Johnson was on Nov 11-12, 1999 and
dealt with the fallout from the Kansas Board of Education decision to
exclude evolution from state testing standards. The information provided
by John in the first paragraph above correctly identifies the tape from
the Nov 11-12, 1999 FOF broadcast. For the next 2 weeks, you can also
listen to a RealAudio archive of those 2 broadcasts at ...

Note: For some reason, the titles of these broadcasts in the archive
are "Listening to God -- I" and "Listening to God -- II" instead of
"The Evolution/Creation Controversy"

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