State of the Culture: The Left’s McCarthy tactics

By Jonathon Van Maren A few short updates: **** Canada is again receiving international recognition, but for all the same reasons. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s long war against the family—supported by Progressive Conservative backstabber Patrick Brown—has attracted attention from Christian organizations and religious liberty watchers around the world. Dr. Scott Masson summed up the situation…

The Great Porn Debate

By Jonathon Van Maren On Monday, I joined Dr. Annalise Trudell of Anova on the Andrew Lawton Show to debate the question: “Is pornography inherently harmful to society?” Dr. Trudell, who lists her research interests as gender issues, youth engagement, feminist poststructuralism, feminist praxis in community, and queer issues, was planning to make a single…

The conservative undercurrent in Canadian storytelling

By Jonathon Van Maren Ever since Margaret Atwood’s novel A Handmaid’s Tale has been turned into a much-acclaimed TV miniseries depicting a dystopia run by “Christians” who obviously know nothing about Christianity (which doesn’t get noticed, because TV critics know nothing about Christianity, either), Canadian literature has suddenly been a far hotter topic than usual.…