US judge orders state to cut off male convict’s genitals so he can be jailed as ‘female’

By Jonathon Van Maren If you’ve ever wondered whether judges have the power to define or redefine reality, consider a recent ruling by Judge B. Lynn Winmill of Idaho’s U.S. District Court on December 13. According to ABC News—and notice the language used here—the state of Idaho “must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate…

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Canadian province adds “prefer not to say” to drivers’ licenses to accommodate “non-binary” people

By Jonathon Van Maren December 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Once upon a time, it was recognized that the purpose of government identification was to identify the person to whom it was issued. It was generally agreed upon that this was a helpful way of confirming the identity of the carrier in any number of situations,…

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The faith of the American soldier–and how LGBT activists are backing military chaplains into a corner

By Jonathon Van Maren One of America’s key chroniclers of how the history of the United States has been shaped by the Christian faith is Stephen Mansfield, the author and co-author of over eighteen books, most recently Choosing Donald Trump: God, Anger, Hope, and Why Christian Conservatives Supported Him. His books The Faith of George…

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You know what’s actually America’s most relentless propagator of racism? The porn industry.

By Jonathon Van Maren In spite of hopes that the election of Barack Obama would usher in a post-racial era, it now seems obvious that issues of racism and polarization are even worse now than they were before the soaring rhetoric of Obama’s triumphant 2008 victory speech. With the increasingly visible violence between members of…

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Dear Christians: It’s no longer enough to work hard, raise a family, and hope to be left alone

By Jonathon Van Maren This column was first published in 2016. It’s a common complaint in pro-life circles: Why is it often so hard to get the churches involved in social causes? We know that Christians have abortions, too—so it is impacting us personally. We know that Christians are, for the most part, very anti-abortion—so…

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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…

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