If science shows why abortion is wrong, why is the pro-life movement so Christian?

By Jonathon Van Maren “Are you guys religious?” It’s a question every pro-life activist doing educational outreach has heard. The question is always leveled suspiciously, as if the truth of our abortion victim photography is contingent on whether or not pro-life activists believe in God. The response to this question is simple: Abortion is wrong…

Not convinced that porn is wrong? Then quit because it’s making you miserable.

By Jonathon Van Maren I was very pleased to see that GQ Magazine has joined the growing number of secular publications that are beginning the painful process of examining our out-of-control cultural obsession with pornography, recently publishing an article entitled 10 Reasons You Should Quit Watching Porn. While a number of prominent feminists (including Naomi Wolf) have openly…

The real “War on Christmas”

By Jonathon Van Maren Christmastime has something that enlarges the heart of everyone–even, I suspect, the grinchiest of atheists. Whether it is lightly falling snow, or visiting family and friends, or Christmas caroling, or an audience surging to its feet at the crescendos of Handel’s Hallelujah chorus, there is something about this time of year…