VVS19 ★ Breakout Sessions
2019 Breakout Sessions
As of 7-16-19
ENGAGING MILLENNIALS ON SOCIALISM, GUN RIGHTS, AND SANCTITY OF LIFE
Speakers: Wesley Wildmon, Vice President of Outreach, AFA Action
Synopsis: The evidence shows overwhelmingly that stripping away gun rights leads to an increase in violent crimes. The evidence also shows that socialism leads to an increase in preventable harm to people under its rule, like starvation and decline in healthcare. It's ironic because many millennials are very pro-life and value life at all phases. We know guns save far more lives than are taken, and socialism leads to harming the people under its rule. Together we will look at how we can engage the millennials on the issues of socialism and gun rights using our common ground on pro-life.
HOW CONSERVATIVES CAN WIN IN 2020
Synopsis: From the Green New Deal to infanticide, from calls for outright Socialism to judges who will uphold the Constitution, the political conversation has taken sharp new turns in 2019. The Democrats now controlling the House of Representatives and the numerous Democratic presidential candidates are vocalizing their new ideas for America’s future. On the other side, President Trump continues to hold the line on a number of important conservative policies and the Republican Senate continues to confirm judges that respect the Constitution – one of the decisive issues in the 2016 election. The battle of ideas is playing out in the brightest of colors in the state legislatures as well. What will the key issues be in the 2020 election? How can conservatives create winning messages to impact the elections – from the presidential race all the way down to state level races? Join us to learn more.
THE PROGRESSIVE ASSAULT ON (CHRISTIAN) FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE
Speakers: Richard Harris, General Counsel, Andrew Wommack Ministries, Executive Director, Truth and Liberty Coalition
Synopsis: It was unthinkable just a few years ago that Christians could be persecuted by the government in the United States of America for observing orthodox elements of their religion. Yet, this is exactly what is beginning to happen in this, the “land of the free.” Florists, photographers and bakers are being fined for refusing to facilitate in homosexual weddings. Preachers are arrested for proclaiming the gospel in Muslim neighborhoods. States and cities are banning travel to other jurisdictions inside the USA because of laws -- rooted in the Judeo-Christian view of human life -- that protect the unborn. This modern-day fight for freedom of conscience is only just beginning. It has begun to lay bare the irreconcilable conflict between the Judeo-Christian worldview and the post-modern dogma of moral relativism. In this breakout session, Richard Harris will address historical, spiritual and cultural dynamics and consequences of this only nascent battle, as well as the critical imperative for lovers of truth to articulate the defense of the First of our Freedoms.
SPEECH, SEX, AND SILENCED PARENTS: THE DARKENING LANDSCAPE OF AMERICAN EDUCATION