‘Gun-Toting, Bible-Clinging Deplorable’ Todd Starnes Part of 2018 Truth for a New Generation Lineup with Dr. Alex McFarland


Starnes Joins Fox News Colleague Lauren Green, Faith Investigator J. Warner Wallace, Apologist Josh McDowell and More at March 23-24 Event at Life Community Church in North Carolina

GREENSBORO, N.C.—At the start of every “Todd Starnes Show” on Fox News radio, the bold-voiced announcer, backed up by a catchy country tune, introduces the host as the nation’s “favorite gun-toting, Bible-clinging deplorable American.”

Starnes takes pride in this “title,” especially as he engages listeners and readers with stories of threatened religious liberty, over-the-top political correctness and the “micro-aggressions” that offend “snowflakes.”

Over his successful career at Fox, Starnes is a voice to be reckoned with.

The best-selling author, broadcaster, writer, reporter and commentator will be part of the 2018 Truth for a New Generation (TNG) conference organized by religion and culture expert and author Dr. Alex McFarland. The event is set for March 23-24, 2018, at Life Community Church, 4900 W. Wendover Ave., Jamestown (the greater Greensboro area) in North Carolina.

“Todd Starnes brings issues of religious freedom and the protection of the nation’s heritage in front of the American people like no one else,” said McFarland, who is also Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University in Greenville, S.C. “We’re honored to welcome him to the Truth for a New Generation apologetics conference this spring, as Todd puts today’s pressing issues in the faces of all Americans in an entertaining and enlightening way, and truly makes them think.”

The popular Fox News commentator and columnist is heard daily on hundreds of radio stations around the nation. Starnes also makes regular appearances on Fox News Channel, including on “Fox & Friends,” and on Fox Business Network. He is the author of several books, including “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again,” “Dispatches from Bitter America” and “God Less America,” and is a frequent speaker. He recently debuted the three-hour, daily “Todd Starnes Show” on Fox News Radio and has covered a number of high-profile stories, taking him from Wall Street to the White House.

With recent headlines such as “Producer of ‘Forever My Girl’ Wanted to Make Movie for the Heartland,” “Catholic Diocese Will Ban Student Athletes Who Take a Knee During National Anthem” and “Comic Book Convention Bans Kevin Sorbo Over Friendship with Hannity,” Starnes’ syndicated column and blog are read by millions.

Starnes has been at Fox News for more than a decade, and pollster George Barna included him as one of the top media influencers for evangelical Christians in the 2016 presidential election. Starnes has covered some of the biggest stories of the past 10 years—from presidential campaigns to the culture wars—interviewing an array of newsmakers and celebrities. His annual Fox News Radio Christmas show has become a national yuletide tradition featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music.

He is the recipient of a regional Radio Television Digital News Association’s Edward R. Murrow Award and an Associated Press Mark Twain Award for storytelling. In 2014, he was awarded the National Religious Broadcaster’s Board of Directors Award. He is the recipient of First Liberty Institute’s Defender of the Faith Award, Vision America’s National Hero of Faith Award, Bott Radio Network’s Watchman on the Wall Award, and Pacific Justice Institute’s Light in Media Award.

Starnes is a frequent speaker at churches, Christian conferences, and Christian universities. He has delivered messages at the Reagan Ranch, the Billy Graham Training Center and Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit.

The theme of the McFarland’s 2018 Truth for a New Generation conference is “Save a Nation” and will also feature the following speakers:

  • Lauren GreenCurrently serving as Chief Religion Correspondent for the Fox News Channel, Green is famous for her straightforward approach to journalism and faith stories. Prior to joining FNC in 1996, she served as a weekend news anchor and correspondent in Chicago and assignment reporter in St. Paul. She has interviewed some of the most prominent faith leaders across the globe, as well as the most well-known people in the classical music world. Outside her career at FNC, Green is also a well-known concert pianist.
  • J. Warner WallaceAs a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author, Wallace continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a senior fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also a faculty member at Biola University and Summit Ministries. A former atheist, Wallace took an expansive look at the evidence for the Christian worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true. Throughout his career, he has served as a youth pastor and church planter, then built the Cold-Case Christianity website, blog and podcast as a place to post and talk about what he discovered related to the evidence supporting Christianity.
  • Josh McDowellA trailblazer for truth and relationships, McDowell has been at the forefront of cultural trends and ground-breaking ministry for over five decades. He shares the essentials of the Christian faith in everyday language so that youth, families, churches, leaders and individuals of all ages are prepared for the life of faith and the work of the ministry. Since 1961, McDowell has delivered more than 27,000 talks to over 25 million people in 125 countries. He has written or co-authored 148 books, including “More Than a Carpenter” and “New Evidence That Demands a Verdict,” recognized by World Magazine as one of the top 40 books of the 20th century.
  • Kamal SaleemHaving come from among them, Saleem is uniquely equipped with tremendous insight and a wealth of knowledge concerning the true culture and agenda of radical Islam. He is well-versed in the Holy Bible, Koran, Hadith and Sira (Shariah Law). He believes radical Islam is the most broadly disguised present danger to Christians, Jews and all non-Muslim people of the world. Saleem carries a message from God to awaken the Church through the truth, education and relationship.
  • Abraham Hamilton III—A husband, father of four, lawyer, home-school dad and Bible teacher, Hamilton serves American Family Association as its General Counsel and Public Policy Analyst. He hosts “The Hamilton Corner” American Family Radio and has an undergraduate degree in New Testament Biblical Literature from Oral Roberts University and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. In the legal profession, Abe served as a criminal prosecutor, handling major felony prosecutions at the trial level. Additionally, Hamilton’s ministerial focuses include marriage, family, apologetics, biblical worldview training, discipleship and preaching.
  • Juan Valdes—With a love for the Lord and a passion to reach both English- and Spanish-speaking people with God’s message, Valdes is the senior pastor of a Spanish-speaking congregation in Florida and has worked at a Christian school as both a chaplain and a teacher for more than 20 years. As an educated and experienced teacher of apologetics, Valdes has taught Bible and philosophy at the high school level, and theology, Bible and apologetics at the seminary level. He speaks regularly in the Miami area, across the country and internationally, at conferences, church services and events.

This year’s conference will also feature a screening of the American Family Association feature-length film, “The God Who Speaks,” for which McFarland was a contributor, as well as a VIP “Gold Circle” seating, which will allow participants to interact with the speakers.

Previous TNG conferences drew overflow crowds, and early registration is encouraged. A special early-bird rate is available through Jan. 30. For more information, a schedule and registration and lunch details, visit Truth for a New Generation is presented by Alex McFarland Ministries, American Family Association, American Family Radio, North Greenville University and Journey Christian Magazine.

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For more information on TNG or to interivew Dr. Alex McFarland, contact Deborah Hamilton,, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Dillon Burroughs, 610.584.1096, ext. 108.

Alex McFarland

Alex has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

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