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Friday morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Candace Owens made far-reaching comments about the influence of conservatives in popular culture, according to Right Wing Watch.

Owens, the Communications Director for the conservative advocacy organization Turning Point USA, stated that the key to winning black voters for the Republican Party is for conservatives to “take over the popular culture.”

In her claims supporting this idea, she stated that conservatives were the party which believed in God and ultimately created culture. For her, the strength of conservatives was so strong that it also began the Renaissance.

"[I]n case you guys forgot, it was our belief in God and Judeo-Christian values that inspired culture in the first place," Owens said. "Florence [Italy] is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s dripping with some of the greatest masterpieces from the Renaissance."

She continued: "It was an explosion of art, of design, or aesthetic sensibility, and almost 100 percent inspired by God, Christianity, and the church.”

However, it’s important to remember that during the Renaissance, many figures and thinkers who found modern ideas such as heliocentrism were forced to recant their views or suffer for standing for them by conservative thinkers.

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