Robert A. J. Gagnon

Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics (Abingdon Press).

Tuesday’s Final Tally: Only Trump and Cruz Are Left


The results of Tuesday, March 8, Republican primaries in Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, and Hawaii are in, with big consequences for the race ahead. Trump won three of the four primaries (losing Idaho to Cruz), including the two biggest prizes, Michigan and Mississippi. He captured almost half of the available delegates (73 out of 150 or […]

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Why an Abortionist’s Appeal to Jesus Won’t Work reports on a risible claim about Jesus made by Amy Hagstrom Miller. Miller runs a chain of abortion clinics in Texas and is a key antagonist in the challenge to a Texas law regulating abortion clinics now before the Supreme Court. In an interview at AlterNet Miller contends: I was raised in a liberal […]

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Sanders vs. All Traditional Marriage Proponents: He’s Coming to Get You Bigots


I have encountered a fair number of persons holding a more or less traditional view of marriage who are warming up to Sanders because Sanders strikes them as a “nice man” who just wants to “help the poor.” Pay attention, please, for Sanders has told us exactly what he would do to you as President […]

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Taking Democrats at Their Word


Democratic appeals to the original meaning of the Constitution as a basis for demanding the Senate take up and approve any Obama nominee to replace the great Justice Scalia remind me of a story from May 1861. Union Major General Benjamin Butler (a political appointment, hardly a competent military commander but memorable for the following […]

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How the Supreme Court Abolished Article V of the Constitution


On July 31 at the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Award Luncheon, former Justice John Paul Stevens declared that, while the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment establishes a right to “gay marriage,” it does not protect an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. Now when it comes to the issue of […]

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