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Conference to restore America
Speakers include Cain and Coulter
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Forsyth County News

At a glance

The Restoring America Conference runs Sunday-Tuesday at First Redeemer Church, 2100 Peachtree Parkway. The schedule of speakers is as follows:

• Herman Cain — 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday

• Fred Barnes — 7 p.m. Sunday

• Walid Shoebat — 7 p.m. Monday

• Ann Coulter — 7 p.m. Tuesday

With the Nov. 2 General Election less than a month away, some well-known political speakers will visit First Redeemer Church next week.

As part of the Restoring America Conference, which runs Sunday through Tuesday, Herman Cain, Fred Barnes, Walid Shoebat and Ann Coulter will talk about the state of America and the issues the nation faces in the upcoming election.

“It’s a time to inform people and to rally people to go and vote their conscience in the upcoming election,” said Richard Lee, founding pastor of the church in south Forsyth.

The speakers will not be endorsing any political candidates, he said, but rather getting people excited about voting.

“I think it’s not only an obligation but a privilege of the church to go out — as everyone else — and encourage their fellow Americans to be represented in government,” Lee said.

Cain, an Atlanta radio personality, will open the conference with two appearances Sunday morning.

Barnes, a TV news political contributor, will follow that evening at 7 p.m.

Monday night’s speaker will be Shoebat, whom Lee described as the nation’s “most renowned speaker” on terrorism and Islam.

Coulter, a best-selling author known for her conservative values, will conclude the conference with her talk Tuesday night.

Lee said questions will not be taken, but some speakers will be available for autographs and to sign books.

The church’s annual free event often draws crowds between 2,000 and 3,000 people, he said.

“I think this year will be even greater because of the fact of the state of our country and the coming election,” he said.

In Forsyth, the nation’s second-most conservative county, Lee said presenting some of his politically-minded friends from across the country has been a blessing.

“The response from the people of the county has been overwhelmingly positive and we certainly appreciate that,” he said.