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#STRask - November 14, 2019

Alan fills in for Greg and answers questions about the image of God in the mentally disabled, the drawbacks of a homosexual lifestyle, and how to pray for a family member who says she’s bisexual.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | November 14, 2019

#STRask - November 11, 2019

Alan fills in for Greg and answers questions about ethical objections to a woman giving birth to her sister’s embryo and whether women should be required to see an ultrasound before an abortion.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 11, 2019

Can We Be Friends with People Who Are Different from Us?

Ellen DeGeneres and Elton John had some good words to say to people who don’t believe friendship and love are possible with those who differ on significant issues.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 22, 2019

The Pro-Life View Is the Tolerant View

Even though the goal of pro-lifers is to take away a woman’s legal right to an abortion, the view isn’t intolerant and discriminatory. In fact, it’s the opposite. Here’s why.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 8, 2019

The Myth That Same-Sex Parenting Makes No Difference

A recent study shows that children raised by lesbian couples are “significantly more likely to report same-sex attraction, sexual minority identity, and same-sex sexual experiences.”

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | August 14, 2019

How the Smallest Born Baby Proves Abortion Is Wrong

When Baby Saybie was born at 23 weeks weighing 8.6 ounces, her birth and survival challenged abortion-choice advocacy in four ways that can be easily remembered by the acronym S.L.E.D.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2019

How the Smallest Born Baby Proves Abortion Is Wrong

Alan explains how the birth and survival of the smallest baby challenges four tenets of abortion-choice advocacy.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | June 30, 2019

Are Portlanders Rethinking Aborting Children with Down Syndrome?

After more than a decade of training Oregon Right to Life students and taking them to the streets of Portland to talk to people about abortion, Alan noticed a possible new trend this year.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 7, 2019

Are We Accountable for Unchosen Sinful Desires?

Wrongly assuming that homosexuality is either something one is born with or a choice often leads people to the conclusion that we’re not accountable for our desires. Alan explains why this is a mistake.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2019

The False Dilemma Propagated by Pro-Gay Advocates

We’re told that if your friend identifies as gay or lesbian, then you face a choice: fidelity to your faith or fidelity to your friend. But this is a false dilemma. Those aren't the only options.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 1, 2019