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Heads of Household Summit serves as pre-midterm gathering

DES MOINES, IOWA — Conservative politicians, media personalities and pastors were in Des Moines on Friday.

The 11th Annual Family Leadership Summit was held at the Veterans’ Choice Memorial Credit Union Convention Center. There were around 1,800 people in attendance for the one-day event.

The summit featured worship times with Christian gospel music, but it also served as a rally for conservative lawmakers ahead of the midterm elections. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, U.S. congressional candidate Zach Nunn and other state lawmakers were all in attendance. With media personality Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News.

“Because the truth is, and they pretty much say it, they hate that worldview. Because it’s a challenge to their claims of dominance,” Tucker Carlson said, discussing the role of religion in government. “In other words, anyone who sincerely believes in God, and real God, is probably not going to give anyone unlimited power. Okay, so faith is a natural check on their power, and that’s is true always and everywhere, and Christianity is precisely that.

Banning transgender girls from playing women’s sports and abortion were two major talking points for those who spoke at the event. Governor Reynolds discussed abortion and her views on how far the Democratic Party wants to go on the issue.

“Let’s be absolutely clear what this means, the Democratic Party wants to legalize abortion up to the time of birth in every US state,” Reynolds said. “And as this issue comes back to the people, we must continue to be vigilant.”

Senator Grassley spoke about the overturning of Roe v. Wade and how it was essential to bring the conservative justices into the Supreme Court in this case and other recent decisions.

“You can now go to a football field and if you’re a coach, kneel down and pray if you want to pray,” said US Senator Chuck Grassley, (right). “The Dobbs decision is a victory, but it also puts a national focus on family. To be pro-life means to be pro-family.

The event also featured speakers Steve Deace of Blaze Media, Chuck Hurly of the States Convention and Pastor Dr. Tony Evans of Dallas.