(A large group of Episcopalians attended the event, many from St Paul's Cathedral San Diego and some from as far away as Palm Springs. Apparently the new Diocesan t-shirt with the "fearless love" slogan was also spotted in the audience. You can read more about it on the St Paul's Cathedral Blog, which is running a series all week with parishioner feedback. Take home message is that Bishop Robinson rocks!)
Gagnon's gig is to show that the Bible is firmly against gays. If you are interested in a critique of Robert Gagnon's parsing of ancient text, you can find one here by philologist Jean-Fabrice Nardelli (via BoxTurtleBulletin)
Gagnon doesn't like the criticism, so there has been some back and forth. Here's an example of the Nardelli's recent riposte:
I focussed mostly on details, because if Gagnon did not deploy them with sufficiently scholarly standards of competence, as I am convinced is the case, the main thesis of his monograph rests on quicksand.Ouch!
(H/T reader andrewdb)