(PRWEB) October 22, 2012
Athanatos Christian Ministries proudly presents eugenics expert and author Derek Elkins as a guest speaker for its fourth annual Online Apologetics Conference on Earth Day, April 22, 2013.
Elkins, author of the forthcoming book “Life Unworthy of Life,” is one of several speakers slated to present talks on the conference’s theme: “A Defense of the Faith is a Defense of Life.”
The Independence, Mo., native’s book was recently named the winner of the Athanatos Christian Ministries’ 2012 Christian Novel Writing Contest. Slated for release in April 2013, the provocative novel addresses the Nazis’ “T4” program, which aimed to exterminate the mentally ill, physically disabled and other who were deemed “unfit” to live from society.
“We tend to think the Germans had a special hatred for the Jews, but in truth they hated all 'human vermin,' the Jews being just an exceptionally large group that was easy to target. The Nazi 'T4' program started even before the Jews were being rounded up, and targeted fellow Germans that they deemed ‘defective,’ said Anthony Horvath, executive director of Athanatos Ministries.
“Because of the scope of the Holocaust, this extermination program has slipped through the cracks of history, even though tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of people were killed – often only after they had been experimented on.”
Horvath said Elkins' book refreshes the collective memory about this tragedy through fiction. For this reason, he was pleased to publish his book, "Life Unworthy of Life.”
“I am delighted to have him as a speaker at our upcoming online apologetics conference, which specifically explores the connection between one's ideology and their stance on human life,” he said.
The keynote speaker for the conference is Steven Mosher, president of Population Research Institute. Mosher is an internationally recognized authority on China and population issues, as well as an acclaimed author, speaker. He has worked tirelessly since 1979 to fight coercive population control programs and has helped hundreds of thousands of women and families worldwide over the years.
The cost to attend the Online Apologetics Conference is $30. Learn more about the conference by visiting http://onlineapologeticsconference.com/. Information about Elkins is available at http://lifeunworthy.com/.