Should Pro-Lifers be Snarky? (with Dank Pro-Life Memes)

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Josh and Rachel interview Elijah Thompson from Dank Pro-Life Memes to compare and contrast his messaging with ERI’s. Topics include the potential value of snark, whether it’s possible to make memes that aren’t strawmen, whether Dank Pro-Life Memes feeds people’s vice, and Elijah even responds to a question from a pro-choice follower who is critical of Dank Pro-Life Meme’s work.

  • 00:00: Introducing Elijah Thomson.
  • 2:52: The history and goals of Dank Pro-Life Memes.
  • 7:06: How mocking and snark affects DPLM’s goals
  • 18:38: Can a meme be made that isn’t a strawman argument?
  • 25:49: The time and place for snark.
  • 33:01: Elijah responds to a critic of Dank Pro-Life Memes.
  • 43:19: Are you feeding people’s vice by mocking stupid arguments?
  • 59:07: Renee asks “Why don’t you call out bad pro-lifers more?”
  • 1:06:01: On that burning IVF lab…

We reference bodily rights arguments and “the Violinist” in this episode, but we didn’t explain what we meant by that. Learn more about this category of pro-choice arguments here: https://EqualRightsInstitute.com/BodilyRights

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Josh Brahm is the President of Equal Rights Institute, an organization that trains pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly and argue persuasively.

Josh uses speaking, writing and campus outreach to emphasize practical dialogue tips, pro-life philosophy, and relational apologetics.

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