Western Conservative Summit Presents Social Conservative Agenda
The social conservatives’ rallying cry ahead of November’s midterm elections took shape at the two-day Western Conservative Summit in Denver, where movement leaders highlighted a wide range of cultural issues to motivate supporters.
Details: The biggest lines of applause from the stage — and sentiment from interviews with more than a dozen people — focused on resisting government, defeating diversity, banning abortion, and “ 2020 riots” – a reference to the racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd.
- In short, “Jesus and the Constitution,” said Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, host of the summit.
Why is this important: Social conservatives are having a moment.
- The potential repeal of abortion protections, a parental uprising in schools and doubts over the 2020 election results energized the 2,000 attendees with renewed vigor.
What they say : “You’ve got Roe’s impending downfall against Wade that took 50 years to prepare for, so there’s a moment of reflection: ‘We can actually achieve things in this country,'” Hunt told Axios Denver after the end. of the event on Saturday.
Enlarge: Much like the National Conservative Political Action Conference, local speakers and attendees offered a list of grievances against Democrats and the “woke” ideology pushed by Liberals, all published in fervent and often biblical language.
- Racial diversity and transgender inclusion were turned into big words even as a rainbow pride flag flew outside the Gaylord of the Rockies convention center.
- A pastor in a video played in the ballroom said it was necessary for the United States to return to “1776 values”.
- And one of the attendees went against COVID precautions so badly that he blew and spat at John for wearing a face mask.
The plot: The hall heavily favored former President Trump, but in a mock poll for the 2024 nomination, he lost to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.