Defunding Planned Parenthood at the state level

Joshua Tijerina Prolife, Uncategorized 0 Comments

There is a lot of talk right now on defunding Planned Parenthood. And it is certainly true that this talk is turning into action in this new administration. It is also true that this has Planned Parenthood freaked out, so we know that we are making progress. Much of the discussion is based around federal defunding of Planned Parenthood, but …

If one life has value, then don’t all?

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Morality, Prolife 1 Comment

We hear a lot of talk about equality. We want equal rights, equal pay, equal recognition under the law, etc. Buzzword aside, equality is a good thing. But the reality is that our society is not looking for equality at all, and instead focus our efforts on “rights” instead of doing the right thing. One good example of this is …

For Christians, only one identity matters

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Faith, Family, Morality, Prolife, Religious Freedom 1 Comment

In today’s society, it would seem that each one of us has a ton of identities: gender, ethnicity, cultural, nationalism (or globalism), generation, class, sexual orientation, and political. These identities — nearly all of them — are a constant cause of an often divisive debate in the public square. One identity, however, is different. For the Christian, our identity as …

Christianity isn’t just for church — it must be freely lived out

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Faith, Morality, Social Change 0 Comments

My Friday morning started out just like every other morning: got my coffee, opened​ up my computer, and started reading through email. I got through a couple of emails, and then I saw this gem, “As for me I personally think and feel that prayer/Christianity has no business being in places like the work place, schools. Prayer is meant to …

Milo and the alt-right are proving the failure of using anger as a catalyst for change

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Social Change 1 Comment

I recently came across an article by Milo Yiannopoulos that tries to justify the existence of the alt-right as some sort of new movement that is going to save conservatism. The problem is that Milo and his alt-right movement will not save anything, as they fail to understand that the only social movements worth supporting are those built on hope …

France has no respect for the dignity and value of human life

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Faith, Family, Morality, Prolife

My brother was born with a rare genetic disorder. I can remember learning that something was wrong just after he was born. I was too young to recall all of the details, but it was clear he was different. Daniel, my brother, acts and looks like he has down syndrome, but his condition is actually much worse. He is 24 …

What our data shows us about the culture wars

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Faith, Family, Morality, Prolife, Religious Freedom, Social Change 2 Comments

The Halcyon Movement is an organization concerned with culture, and January was a very big month with Trump’s inauguration, the women’s march, the march for life, the 44th year of Roe v. Wade’s existence, almost daily protests, the immigration ban . . . I could keep going. Our culture is in a very interesting (and tumultuous) moment where we face …

When it comes to protecting the unborn, there is no time to relax

Joshua Tijerina Family, Morality, Prolife, Social Change, Uncategorized 0 Comments

This was a big election for those of us in the pro-life movement. Legislatively speaking, the pro-life movement is in a better position than it has been in years. We have a very good chance of passing pro-life legislation, and will hopefully fill SCOTUS seats with pro-life judges. And most significantly, the number of abortions committed is down this year …