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Drake professor to discuss evangelical responses to homosexuality

November 19, 2007
CONTACT: Brantley Gasaway, 515-271-3748,;

Tory Olson, 515-271-1834,

Brantley Gasaway, Drake University visiting professor in law, politics and society, will present "A Civil Right but Religious Wrong? Progressive Evangelical Responses to Homosexuality," a research conversation sponsored by Drake's Law, Politics and Society Program.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Honors Lounge in Medbury Hall, 2730 Forest Ave.

Gasaway will discuss contemporary progressive evangelicalism, and examine how the beliefs of Jim Wallis, editor of an evangelical Christian publication, and Ron Sider, the founder of Evangelicals for Social Action, fit in comparison to social and political norms.

The Law, Politics and Society Program sponsors research conversations to create an informal, interdisciplinary and intellectually engaging forum to discuss scholarship related to the complex intersections of law and society.

For more information, contact LPS co-directors Nancy Berns at or Jennifer McCrickerd at