At last week’s World Congress of Families global summit in Verona, Italy, author and podcaster Steve Turley told conservative activists that the future is theirs, because “conservative religionists” all over the world are having so many more babies than secularists that the secular population will dwindle to a small fraction of the world’s population.
Secularists’ below-replacement fertility rate, he said, guarantees that starting around 2030, the secular population will begin a steady decline to no more than 10 to 14 percent of national populations. Turley has made this case before, which is presumably why he was invited to speak at the WCF summit. In his book “The Return of Christendom: Demography, Politics, and the Coming Christian Majority,” he wrote, “I want to argue that we are actually seeing nothing less than a conservative Christian resurgence in our demographics and politics that promises not suicide but rather the salvation of the West.”
Demonstrating the power of a higher birthrate among conservative religionists, Turley said at WCF, is demographers’ predictions that there will be 300 million Mormons in America by the end of this century, and 300 million Amish by the end of the next. So, he said, America’s future will be “evangelical, Mormon and Amish.” As RWW noted in our preview to the WCF summit, Turley recently published a podcast he titled, “WHITES Projected to Become Dominant SUPERMAJORITY in U.S.”
In his Verona speech, Turley said that scholars in the field of “post-secular studies” have documented that we are experiencing the “single greatest religious surge the world has ever seen.” And the “revitalization of the natural family” is at the heart, Turley said, of a massive global backlash against globalization and a re-assertion of cultural and religion traditions as “mechanisms of resistance” against a “secular aristocracy.”
Among the evidence Turley cited was the Russian Orthodox Church having a prominence not seen since the age of the Tsars, and Poland having “formally declared Jesus Christ as Lord and King” over the nation.
“We are the future,” said Turley. “We are a pro-life, pro-child, pro-family future, and there is nothing, absolutely nothing, the secular world can do about that.”