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Joseph Backholm

Joseph Backholm

Joseph Backholm is senior fellow for Biblical worldview and strategic engagement at the Family Research Council. Previously, he served as a legislative attorney and spent 10 years as the president and general counsel of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. He also served as legal counsel and director of What Would You Say? at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview where he developed and launched a YouTube channel of the same name. His YouTube life began when he identified as a 6-foot-5 Chinese woman in a series of YouTube videos exploring the logic of gender identity. He and his wife Brook have four children.

Articles by Joseph Backholm
Why are young liberals so unhappy?

Why are young liberals so unhappy?

Joseph Backholm | It turns out that a worldview built on perpetual outrage isn’t healthy

Joseph Backholm | What will it take for other young Americans to learn the same?

Joseph Backholm | Why Planned Parenthood is building its transgender business

Joseph Backholm | Creating a pro-life culture requires reforming our culture’s deceptive view of sex


Joseph Backholm | Credentials don’t reassure parents as schools seek to radicalize children

Joseph Backholm | The urgency of protecting children from pornography far outweighs any risks of a new Louisiana law

Joseph Backholm | For the left, those who oppose abortion can never do anything commendable

Joseph Backholm | Gov. Newsom’s case for his version of freedom falls flat

Joseph Backholm | But Election Day also revealed a country drifting apart

Joseph Backholm | What should we think of President Biden’s marijuana pardons?