Robert Cargill interviewed by Iowa’s KCRG News on Same-sex Marriage

Dr. Robert R. Cargill, Asst. Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Iowa, appears on KCRG-TV9 to discuss same-sex marriage.I appeared on KCRG news in eastern Iowa yesterday evening to discuss the contents of an op-ed piece I co-authored in June 2013 for the Des Moines Register with Iowa State’s Dr. Hector Avalos and Northern Iowa’s Dr. Kenneth Atkinson entitled “Iowa View: 1 man, 1 woman isn’t the Bible’s only marriage view”. (The link to the article at the Des Moines Register is broken, but there is a .pdf copy of the article on my Academic.edu page that you can download and read.)

Meredith Bennett-Smith of the Huffington Post subsequently wrote an article about the op-ed piece entitled, “Biblical Marriage Not Defined Simply As One Man, One Woman: Iowa Religious Scholars’ Op-Ed“.

Following the recent SCOTUS ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, the article has been receiving attention in the news again. And as Iowa was one of the first states to legalize same-sex marriage, and as we are the first stop for candidates hoping to receive their parties’ nomination for President, and because same-sex marriage will (unfortunately) still be an issue in the campaign, Brady Smith at KCRG did the story. The story featured a counter point of view from Bob Vander Plaats of The Family Leader.

Link to the KCRG story here.

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3 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Interesting piece, Dr. Cargill’s pdf available.

  2. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Some brief thoughts from Dr. Cargill concerning the Bible’s marriage views, and a pdf link to an article that he authored with Avalos and Atkinson, “Iowa View: 1 man, 1 woman isn’t the Bible’s only marriage view”.

  3. Is there still a pdf or copy of the original article somewhere? I know I’m late to the party, but neither the pdf link here nor the newspaper link work, it’s not on Scribd or the Wayback Machine, and I’d really like to read this scholarly work. Please help.

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