Josie Luetke

What we see in the mirror

Josie Luetke: Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey Pulling straight from Wikipedia: “Body positivity is a social movement focused on the acceptance of all bodies, regardless of size, shape, skin tone, gender, and physical abilities, while challenging present-day beauty standards as an undesirable social construct.” It’s dominated by social liberals, which, given the above buzz words, may be unsurprising, but, [...]

2022-03-10T14:20:01-05:00March 10, 2022|Josie Luetke, Society & Culture|

Glad Tidings

Josie Luetke Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey On Nov. 24, Bill 48 was passed in Saskatchewan, establishing “access zones” of 50 metres from the property line of every hospital in the province, within which it will be illegal to protest (except in a labour dispute) or in any way try to dissuade someone from accessing or providing a “health [...]

2022-01-07T14:30:53-05:00January 7, 2022|Josie Luetke, Politics|

The self-destruct ‘right’

Josie Luetke Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey “Every woman in Canada has a right to a safe and legal abortion,” according to none other than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  “Access to safe, legal abortion is a fundamental right of women, irrespective of where they live,” according to a 2006 publication from the World Health Organization.  One of Campaign Life Coalition’s [...]

2021-12-09T10:57:13-05:00December 9, 2021|Abortion, Euthanasia, Josie Luetke|

They must shoot the messenger

I had a leg up on my peers in a first-year philosophy course on “Critical Thinking,” having already received pro-life apologetics training and by necessity, learning that ad hominem attacks (literally attacks “to the man”) are fallacious. If you are targetting the arguer instead of refuting the central point of your adversary’s argument, you’re reasoning incorrectly. Do so in an essay, and you [...]

2021-11-08T09:38:05-05:00November 8, 2021|Josie Luetke|

The 23 per cent

Josie Luetke: Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey I am unvaccinated. These days, that admission feels like a confession, rendering me more of a social leper than if I had stated “I am undocumented” or “I am HIV positive.”  As I wrote earlier in the year, I believe everyone should be equipped with all the information necessary to decide for themselves [...]

2021-10-05T11:50:31-04:00October 6, 2021|Josie Luetke|

Even more charity and clarity for the laity

Josie Luetke Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey I’ll begin as Pope Francis did: I am a sinner. I write the following, not from my high horse, but as a Christian desperately needing leadership. The Pride flag already takes a symbol of God’s promise and perverts it into a celebration of the deadly sins of pride and lust. The flying [...]

2021-09-15T13:39:01-04:00September 15, 2021|Josie Luetke|

There is no ‘do,’ only ‘try’

Josie Luetke: Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey Ahead of the National March for Life, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition executive director Alex Schadenberg and I gave a joint webinar on euthanasia and abortion. Attendees, hearing about how Canada has been without any restriction on abortion for over three decades and how Bill C-7 has transformed our euthanasia regime from bad to [...]

2021-08-05T12:25:37-04:00August 5, 2021|Abortion, Euthanasia, Josie Luetke|

The revolution spares no one

Josie Luetke: The sexual revolution is responsible for the rampant increase of abortion and a slew of other evils. This near-axiomatic notion was instilled in me early on, but as this upheaval was driven by social liberals, I thought of it as only affecting social liberals. Not so. Josh Duggar, the eldest of the kids on the show 19 Kids and Counting, [...]

2021-06-16T11:03:32-04:00June 16, 2021|Josie Luetke, Society & Culture|

Walking the tightrope of cultural commentary

Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey By Josie Luetke Is your neighbour’s teenage son going to shoot up a school because he plays violent video games? Short Answer: No. Long Answer: Still no. Is he going to join a gang because he listens to rap? No. The entertainment we consume doesn’t deterministically dictate our path. Piercings, tattoos, and dyed hair [...]

2021-05-18T11:16:06-04:00May 18, 2021|Josie Luetke, Society & Culture|

Suffer Well

Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey By Josie Luetke This past year has been a hard one for me, and, unsurprisingly, for most of the rest of the world. At my lowest moments, I considered whether there was a conflict between my professional life in the pro-life movement and my personal life. I was urging people to choose life whilst [...]

2021-04-16T11:47:46-04:00April 16, 2021|Josie Luetke|

Greater love hath no man than this

By Josie Luetke Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey For days surrounding Derek Sloan’s removal from the Conservative caucus, I wrote lengthy rants on Facebook, my rage ignited in a way it hadn’t been for a while.  The excuse Erin O’Toole employed for seeking to eject him—accepting a donation from a white nationalist whose membership the party had also accepted—was [...]

2021-03-19T15:22:37-04:00March 19, 2021|Columnist, Josie Luetke|

Charity and clarity for the laity, please

BY JOSIE LUETKE Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey I’m writing this column for precisely the reason I didn’t want to: the information available on vaccines in general, and particularly the COVID-19 ones, is immensely confusing and contradictory (even without journeying down the rabbit hole into conspiracies about nanoparticles, cryptocurrency, and 5G antennas—don’t ask). If I had trouble sifting through [...]

2021-02-20T14:25:58-05:00February 21, 2021|Josie Luetke|

A DNA error

By Josie Luetke I don’t think I can recall a single pro-choicer who opposes abortion in cases of fetal disability or deformity. Usually, that circumstance is one that, if anything, buttresses their pro-choice stance. Like rape, disability is used to convince themselves of their moral superiority for supporting abortion, despite its intrinsically distasteful nature. They simply want to spare others from suffering [...]

2021-01-24T19:36:54-05:00January 24, 2021|Abortion, Josie Luetke|

All knees and elbows

Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey By Josie Luetke René Descartes’ infamous adage “I think, therefore I am” at first strikes one as a basic philosophical tenet, its danger generally unnoticed, including by my younger, immature self. Consider, though, how it associates ‘I’ solely with one’s mind and not body, and casts everything but one’s subjective viewpoint into doubt. On [...]

2020-12-16T20:35:13-05:00December 16, 2020|Josie Luetke|

Looking up — not left, right

Interim writer, Josie Luetke , Talk Turkey By Josie Luetke Being somewhat of a political nomad, I was eager to read James Mumford’s Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes, published just this year, precisely because it seemed it would affirm my choice of wandering in the (metaphorical) wilderness rather than buying into one of the flawed “package deals” on offer by [...]

2020-12-05T12:59:28-05:00November 8, 2020|Announcements, Book Review, Josie Luetke|
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