Bleeding Hearts and Propaganda:
the Fall of Reason in the Church

Footnotes

Chapter One

1. Some Greek philosophers concluded important things about God: That He is; that He is good; and since He is good, that He would certainly communicate with His creation. The Bible says similar things. For example, Hebrews says "anyone who comes to him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him" (Heb. 11:6). The theology of general revelation is suggested in Romans, chapter 1: "since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse" (Rom. 1:20). Others suggest the Apostle John was acknowledging the Greek attempt to find God when he penned the words in John 1:1 which declare Jesus to be the Word (the complete communication of God Himself).

2. Dr. Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind (New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1987), 16–17.

3. Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind, 51.

4. Paul H. Weaver, News and the Culture of Lying (New York: The Free Press, 1994), 1.

5. Weaver, News and the Culture, 33–44.

6. Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death (New York:

Penguin Books, 1985), 8.

7. William L. Shrirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A

History of Nazi Germany (New York: Simon and Schuster,

Inc., 1960), 22.

8. Larry J. Sabato, Feeding Frenzy: How Attack Journalism Has Transformed American Politics (New York: Macmillan, Inc., 1991), 26–27.

9. James R. Spencer, Heresy Hunters: Character Assassination in the Church (Lafayette, La.: Huntington House, 1993).

Chapter Two

1. Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, Walter A. Elwell, ed., 1984), 631-32.

2. Ibid., 632.

3. Ibid.

4. The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, J. D. Douglas, gen. ed., 1978), 396.

5. Evangelical Dictionary, 380.

6. Ibid., 381.

7.John W. Kennedy, "Hunting for Heresy," Christianity Today (16 May 1994): 40.

8. Evangelical Dictionary, 631.

9. Susan Gyre, "Fallout Escalates Over ‘Goddess’ Sophia Worship," Christianity Today (14 April 1994): 74.

10. Gyre, ‘Fallout Escalates," 74.

11. Ronald H. Nash, Social Justice and the Christian Church (Milford, Mi.: Mott Media, Inc., Publishers, 1983), 4.

12. Ibid., 5.

13. Ibid., 6-7.

Chapter Three

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica; 15th ed., s.v. "sexual deviations."

2. See the major article, "Sexual Deviations" in Encyclopaedia Britannica; 15th ed., Vol. 16, 601 610.

3. Bettina Boxall, "Statistics and Science Can Be Twisted to Suit Debate," Los Angeles Times, 12 October 1993 Home Metro, A18.

4. David Gelman, et al, "Born or Bred," Newsweek (24 February 1992): 48.

5. Ibid., 49.

6. Ibid.

7. William Byne, "The Biological Evidence Challenged," Scientific American (May 1994): 53.

8. Gelman, et al, "Born or Bred," 50.

9. Byne, "The Biological Evidence Challenged," 53.

10. Gelman, et al, "Born or Bred," 48.

11. Ibid.

12. Byne, "The Biological Evidence Challenged," 54.

13. Gelman, et al, "Born or Bred," 48.

14. Byne, "The Biological Evidence Challenged," 54.

15. Gabriel Rotello, "How Human Behavior Woke the Viral Scourge," Los Angeles Times, 3 March 1994, Metro B-15.

16. Eric Lichtblau, "Gay ‘Facts’ in Mailers Disputed," Los Angeles Times, 3 November 1989, Orange County-Metro, B1.

17. Victoria Macdonald, "Young Gays at Risk from Impatience," [London] Sunday Telegraph (8 August 1994): 7.

18. Philip Yancey, "The Lost Sex Study," Christianity Today (12 December 1994): 80.

19. Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind (New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1987), 25–26.

Chapter Four

1. "What Does God Really think About Sex?" Time (24 June 1991): 49.

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid., 50.

4. John Shelby Spong, Living in Sin?: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality (San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1988), 65.

5. Ibid., 25.

6. Ibid., 79.

7. Ibid., 142.

8. Ibid.

9. Ibid., 141.

10. Ibid., 152.

11. Ibid., 154.

12. "No Comment Department," Christianity Today (11 January 1993): 15.

Chapter Five

1. Martin Luther King, "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence." Originally in Christian Century, later published in Strength to Love, 1963.

2. Kenneth S. Kanzer, "A Man of Zeal and Contradiction," Christianity Today (20 September 1985): 36.

3. Anthony Campolo, 20 Hot Potatoes Christians are Afraid to Touch (Dallas: Word Publishing, 1988), 74-75.

4. Ibid.

5. Randy Frame, "Cancellation of Christian Speaker leads to

a Reconciliation Process," Christianity Today (20 September

1985): 32.

6. Kanzer, "A Man of Zeal and Contradiction," 36.

7. Ibid.

8. Ibid., 37.

9. Marvin M. Ellison, "Partly Right: Christianity Responds to its Critics," Christian Century (15 October 1980): 892.

10. Campolo, 20 Hot Potatoes, 108–109.

11. Ibid., 113–14.

12. Ibid., 115.

13. Ibid., 109.

14. Stephen Bransford, Gay Politics vs. Colorado and America (Cascade, Co.: Sardis Press, 1994), 3.

15. Campolo, 20 Hot Potatoes, 111–12

16. The word homophobe is, in my opinion greatly misused by the gay lobby. I do not think people who are opposed to homosexuality necessarily either hate homosexuals or are afraid of them. However, the gay lobby wants to assign the word "homophobe" to anyone who opposes the practice of homosexuality.

17. Campolo, 20 Hot Potatoes, 115.

18. Ibid., 116–17.

19. Ibid., 117.

20. Jon Trott, "Homosexuality–No Way Out?" Cornerstone, vol. 19, issue 94, 10.

21. Campolo, 20 Hot Potatoes, 84–85.

22. Stacy D’Erasmo, "In Schools Across the Country, Gay Studies Coming on Strong," Rolling Stone (3 October 1991): 83–91, 130.

23. Peter LaBarbera and Trudy Hutches, "The Homosexualization of U.S. Culture," Family Voice (July 1992): 10.

24. LaBarbera and Hutches, "The Homosexualization," 10. See also: Eric Lichtblau, "Gay ‘Facts’ in Mailers Disputed," Los Angeles Times, Orange County Metro Edition, 3 November 1989, B1.

25. Herbert Schlossberg, Idols for Destruction (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1992), 300-301.

Chapter Six

1. Michael Cromartie, "Fixing the World," Christianity Today (27 April 1992): 23.

2. Timothy C. Morgan, "Evangelicals Urge Social Renewal, Christianity Today (10 January 1994): 47.

3. Ronald J. Sider, "An Evangelical Theology of Liberation," Christian Century (19 March 1980): 318.

4. Ibid.

5. Tim Stafford, "Ron Sider’s Unsettling Crusade," Christianity Today (27 April 1992): 20.

6. Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Grand Rapids: Walter A. Elwell, Editor, 1984), 381.

7. Stafford, ‘Ron Sider’s Unsettling Crusade," 19.

8. Stafford, "Ron Sider’s Unsettling Crusade," 21 -

9. Stafford, "Ron Sider’s Unsettling Crusade," 20.

10. Ronald J. Sider and Richard K. Taylor, "International

Aggression and Nonmilitary Defense," Christian Century (6-

13 July 1983): 647.

11. Sider, "An Evangelical Theology," 316.

12. See Herbert Schlossberg, Idols for Destruction (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1983), 242.

13. Sider, "An Evangelical Theology," 318.

14. Ibid.

15. Schlossberg, Idols for Destruction, 242.

16. Ronald J. Sider, "Cautions Against Ecclesiastical Elegance, Christianity Today (17 August 1979): 16.

Chapter Seven

1. Ronald J. Sider, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger (Downers Grove, II.: Intervarsity Press, 1977), 35.

2. Sider, Rich Christians, 42–43.

3. Sider, Rich Christians, 138–139.

4. Herbert Schlossberg, Idols For Destruction (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1983), 236.

5. Schlossberg, Idols For Destruction, 244-45.

6. Schlossberg, Idols For Destruction, 241.

7. David Chilton, Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt Manipulators (Tyler, TX.: Institute for Christian Economics, 1981), 90.

8. Tom Sine, The Mustard Seed Conspiracy (Waco: Word Books, 1981), 26.

9. James Owens, "The New World of Oil," Los Angeles Times,

7 June 1992, D-1.

10. Michael Parrish, Los Angeles Times, 14 November 1993,

1)4

11. Sine, The Mustard Seed Conspiracy, 26.

12. Ibid.

13. Ibid., 27.

14. Ibid., 28.

15. Dixie Lee Ray, Trashing the Planet (New York:

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1990), 1.

16. "Population: Population," Compton’s Encyclopedia (Online Edition: Downloaded from America Online) 6 January 1995.

17. Tim Stafford, "Are People the Problem?" Christianity Today (3 October 1994): 48.

18. Ibid., 47.

19. Ibid.

20. John Bongaarts, "Can the Growing Human Population Feed itself?" Scientific American (March 1994): 36.

21. Ray, Trashing the Planet, 34.

22. Bongaarts, "Can the Growing Human Population Feed itself?" 36.

23. Bongaarts, "Can the Growing Human Population Feed itself?" 40.

24. Ibid.

25. Schlossberg, Idols For Destruction, 9.

26. As quoted in William R. Newell, Romans Verse by Verse (Chicago: Moody Press, 1938), frontispiece.

27. Schlossberg, Idols For Destruction, 302.

28. Kenneth Kantzer, "A Man of Zeal and Contradiction" Christianity Today (20 September 1985): 37.

Chapter Eight

1. Jeff Bailey, "Waste of a Sort," Wall Street Journal , 19 January 1995, A1.

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. Mona Charen, "Wall Street Journal Trashes the Myth Behind Recycling," Idaho Statesman, 24 January 1995, 9A.

5. Barry Diller, "Don’t Package-Redefine!" Wired (February

1995), 82.

Chapter Nine

1. J. Vernon McGee, "Thru the Bible," tape #4947, 22 November 1994.

2. Brown, Harold 0. J., Heresies (New York: Doubleday & Company, 1984), 1.

3. "Heresy Hunters," Bookstore Journal (December 1993): 62.

4. "Heresy Hunters: Character Assassination in the Church," Ministries Today (March/April 1994): 62.

Chapter Ten

1. Ron MehI, who is senior pastor at the several thousand member Beaverton, Oregon Foursquare Church.

2. Write James R. Spencer, P. 0. Box 9017, Boise, ID 83707. Ask for the catalog of special reports on the heresy hunters.

3. Perucci Ferraiuolo, "Study Bible Favorites," Christian Retailing (5 December 1992): 39.

4. Perucci Ferraiuolo, "Scholars Scrutinize Popular Dake’s Bible," Christianity Today (10 January 1994): 50.

Chapter Eleven

1. Steven M. Pike, pastor, the Church on the Terrace, Ogden, Utah, letter on file.

2. "The Bible Answer Man," 6 October 1992, radio show, tape on file.

3. "Bibliography on the Faith Movement," no. DP-075, San Juan Capistrano, Ca.: Christian Research Institute, July, 1992.

4. "The Bible Answer Man," 6 October 1992, radio show, tape on file.

5. "Bibliography on the Faith Movement," no. DP-075, San Juan Capistrano, CA: Christian Research Institute, July 1992.

6. Hank Hanegraaff, "What’s Wrong with the Faith Movement?" Christian Research Journal (Winter 1993): 20–23.

7. Ibid.

8. Hank Hanegraaff, Christianity in Crisis (Eugene, Or.: Harvest House Publishers, 1993), 137-39.

9. Kenneth Copeland, "The Incarnation," tape 01-0402, Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Fort Worth, TX.

10. Kenneth Copeland, "Spiritual Power in the Physical Body," tape 01-0610, Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Fort Worth, TX.

11. Kenneth Copeland, "What Happened from the Cross to the Throne," tape 02-0017, Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Fort Worth, TX.

12. Kenneth Copeland, "The Incarnation."

13. Ibid.

14. Kenneth Copeland, "The Inner Image of the Covenant," tape 01–4406, Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Fort Worth, TX.

15. "The Bible Answer Man," 6 October 1992, radio show, tape on file.

16. Gordon Lewis, "A Summary Critique: Are Mormons Christians?" Christian Research Journal (Fall 1992): 36.

17. C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (New York: Macmillan, 1974), 174–5.

Chapter Twelve

1. Daiana Doucet, "What is God Doing in Toronto?" Charisma (February 1995): 21.

2. Julia Duin, "‘Toronto Blessing’ Stirs Worldwide Controversy, Rocks Vineyard Movement," Christian Research Journal (Winter 1995): 5.

3. Richard N. Ostling, "Laughing for the Lord," Time (15 August 1994).

4. Doucet, "What is God Doing in Toronto?" 21-22.

5. Hank Hanegraaff, "The Bible Answer Man" radio show,

18 January 1995.

6. Kenneth L. Woodward, et al, "Giggles are for God," Newsweek (20 February 1995): 54.

7. Lynda Hurst, "Laughing all the way to heaven In the church at the end of the runway with its ‘Toronto Blessing,’" Toronto Star, 12 December 1994, Al.