There is a new cadre of prominent figures emerging among young Christian conservatives in America, and this page highlights three of them:
Charlie Kirk (25) – Founder of Turning Point USA
Candace Owens (30) – Founder of the Blexit movement, and host of the Candace Owens show on Prager U
Allie Beth Stuckey (27) – Host of “Relatable” show on BlazeTV
Turning Point USA (from their About page:) Turning Point USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded on June 5, 2012 by Charlie Kirk. The organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government. Turning Point has chapters in more than 1300 universities and high schools across the USA, and is now in the process of opening chapters in the UK.
Prager U and BlazeTV are both media sites, with a variety of podcasts by articulate conservative hosts. In addition, Prager U also has an important series of 5-minute videos delivered by dozens of people from academia, politics and media, dealing with a wide variety of topics, approaching them from a conservative perspective.
The Blexit movement was formed to encourage people in the Black and Hispanic communities to cease support for the Democrat party. Its conservative ideology is based in part on the thinking of some of the pioneers of Black Conservatism such as Thomas Sowell, Walter E. Williams and Shelby Steele, as well as younger authors, journalists and academics such as Jason Riley, Star Parker, Larry Elder, and Allen West.
In the some of the linked videos below, there is occasionally fairly intense interaction between conservative presenters and listeners during Q&A sessions. While these interactions serve to provide clarity for the differing points of view, it is unclear how effective they are in opening minds to conservative viewpoints which are essentially prohibited from being expressed within most of academia.
What seems clear is that encouragement of the expression of contrary views is a feature exclusive to the conservative movement. In the case of Turning Point USA, it can be seen in the Q&A segments of the videos that those with opposing viewpoints are asked to come to the front of the line. Ordinarily within academia, people or groups that express politically incorrect viewpoints are either prohibited from voicing their thoughts, or subject to discipline if they are expressed.
Questions may also be raised relative to the Biblical support or prohibition for confrontive expression of one’s thoughts. It would seem that in both the Old and New Testaments, those who spoke unpopular words to their culture included prophets and disciples, as well as Jesus Christ. In the case of St. Paul, he occasionally had harsh words for some within the church.
There is always the distinction between form and content, and sometimes “good” content can be expressed in ineffective or even damaging form. In the videos below – from a conservative point of view – two facets need to be addressed. Are the conservative Christians expressing true thoughts? And is the form in which they are expressing them beneficial or detrimental?
Given below are links to videos:
Essentially Charlie Kirk’s Christian testimony, interviewed by David Harris Jr..
Allie Stuckey ultimately interviews Charlie Kirk on her BlazeTV podcast, after detailing the impact of some of the negative feedback she’s received.
In the Spring of 2018, Charlie Kirk first met Candace Owens, and within five minutes of that meeting he offered her a position with Turning Point USA. This is more a dialogue than an interview, but covers a lot of the contemporary cultural and political landscape.
At Rep. Nadler’s House hearing on hate crimes, Candace gave the committee an “ear full”!
Candace Owens and Dinesh D’Souza respond to audience questions at a Blexit rally in April 2019.
Candace interviews Allie Stuckey, featuring mostly abortion, radical feminism, and Christianity.
Candace created the Blexit movement, the goal of which is the exit of Blacks and Hispanics from the Democrat party. At this rally in Dallas on the eve of her birthday, Candace had Black Conservative David Harris Jr. deliver the final speech, during which Mr. Harris gave an invitation for the attendees to accept Christ as their Savior, as well as praying for Candace and her fiance.
Candace and Harvard’s Cornell West have differing opinions on the Laura Ingraham show. Candace seems more rational and articulate than Prof. West.
Turning Point UK Q&A
This video contains the full Q&A at a Turning Point UK event in early May 2019. Most of the TP-UK responses are from Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens.
Except from the full TP-UK Q&A dealing with the so-called Gender Pay Gap. Jordan Peterson discussed this supposed pay gap is his famous January 2018 interview with Channel 4’s Cathy Newman.
Except from the full TP-UK Q&A featuring a young feminist woman who posed questions to the Turning Point people. She seems to have quite well represented contemporary radical feminist thinking.
Except from the full TP-UK Q&A dealing aspects of Socialism, especially as they relate to various forms of national healthcare.
Allie Beth Stuckey
Author of “Bonhoeffer,” “Martin Luther,” and “Miracles” Eric Metaxas sits down with Allie Stuckey to talk faith, liberty, and the Protestant Reformation.
Excellent interview of Allie Stuckey by David Rubin, a non-Leftist podcaster who is “married” to another man. If you only have limited time, jump ahead to 50:36 where Gay Marriage is discussed.
A Prager U video lamenting the damage done to men and boys by radical feminism.
A “fake” interview of AOC, which received much negative AND positive feedback.
Another satirical “fake” interview – this time of Ben Shapiro – demonstrating how a Leftist might interview him.
Allie and Ben develop a method for dealing with hostility.