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

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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

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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 …

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

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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 …

What “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Silence” tell us about the future of Christianity

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It is important to tell you that there will be spoilers in this commentary. There are two religious movies out right now from Academy Award winning directors. The first, Hacksaw Ridge, is directed by Mel Gibson, and is about a young Christian man who refuses to carry a gun into war as his faith will not let him take another …

5 Questions You Might Be Asking About Musical.ly’s Porn Problem

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Musical.ly, a phone app, offers children easy access to adult content, and The Halcyon Movement is demanding Musical.ly do more to protect the very young children that use their app. Since launching this campaign I’ve been asked several questions about where the responsibility lies, and what the point is. Here’s a few of the common questions, and my answers: 1. Why …

Musical.ly is Exposing Children to Pornography. Take Action Now!

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I got a text from a friend yesterday morning that sickened me. His wife had discovered that Musical.ly—an app one her children often use to find funny videos—is being exploited to feed kids pornographic content. Luckily, none of her kids saw the porn videos, but others did. And what they saw was horrific. Life-altering. I started digging. The first thing …