Jonathon Van Maren

Welcome to The Bridgehead!

A bridgehead is defined as “a strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory from which to advance or attack.” In today’s culture wars, a bridgehead of truth and common sense is exactly what we need. As Ronald Reagan once said, “When you’re outnumbered and surrounded and someone yells ‘charge,’ any way you’re facing…

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The media needs to stop calling Jordan Peterson “alt-right”

By Jonathon Van Maren Many of you have probably already heard the story of the teaching assistant at Wilfred Laurier University who was sanctioned earlier this month for daring to show her class a video featuring part of a debate—because that debate included University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan B. Peterson. Her outraged supervisor, after comparing…

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Canada’s culture wars heat up as progressive politicians smear Canadians of faith

By Jonathon Van Maren Canada’s progressive politicians have always had an underlying disdain for Christians, but as that disdain becomes more open and part of their legislative agendas, it is rapidly turning into open war. It started with Justin Trudeau’s new Governor General Julie Payette mocking people of faith in a speech, comparing those who…

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Chilliwack school trustee targeted for opposing the promotion of transgenderism to children

By Jonathon Van Maren Only a decade ago, the gender ideology that progressive educators now insist is sacrosanct was taught nowhere but a few fringe university departments. Even those advocating for gay marriage often insisted that transgenderism was not part of the package they were promoting, and the idea that children could tell adults they…

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Canadian columnist explains why children should only be taught his worldview

By Jonathon Van Maren Debates on the rights of parents as first educators as well as the rights of Christian and Catholic schools—presumably schools founded by similarly socially conservative faith traditions will eventually attract notice, as well—are raging right across Canada, from Ontario to Alberta to BC. Progressive politicians are discovering, to their shock and…

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Finally, politicians who will fight back against the liberal slandering of Christians

By Jonathon Van Maren I’ve been waiting a long time to see a politician stand up and defend social conservatives against the relentless smear machine of the progressives, who love to scapegoat Christians as a way of distracting from their abysmal economic records and plummeting political popularity. With Jason Kenney’s leadership victory this weekend, Rachel…

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Rachel Notley versus Jason Kenney on the rights of Christian parents

By Jonathon Van Maren Earlier this week, as both Education Minister David Eggen and Premier Rachel Notley raged that Alberta’s Catholic schools would be forced to withdraw the sex education curriculum that they’d proposed because it was Catholic, a viciously slanderous accusation began surfacing. From the Calgary Sun: Certain people lost their minds Wednesday. All…

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Education Minister David Eggen says only his view of sexuality can be taught to children

By Jonathon Van Maren We’ve all known it for a long time, even though progressive politicians have insidiously denied it: Their true purpose in implementing “modern” sex education curriculum in schools across Canada is to ensure that those children who enter school still holding the traditional beliefs of their parents—Muslim, Sikh, or Christian, for example—will…

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