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(Nashville, Tenn.) In today’s society there is a growing concern that the religious freedoms of the American public are being challenged. Dr. Richard G. Lee, Founding Pastor of First Redeemer Church (Atlanta, GA) and General Editor of The American Patriot’s Bible, has been selected to participate in a special discussion on religion in America on “The Glenn Beck Program” airing on Friday, August 27nd at 5 p.m. EST on the Fox News Channel. During the show Dr. Lee will speak into The American Patriot’s Bible’s message of the importance of religion in our national culture and the encouragement to follow the example of past noble men and women who were patriots of the faith.  The next day, Lee will join Beck and others in honoring modern-day patriots at the Restoring Honor Rally event taking place at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.  

“The ability that I have to celebrate the joy I’ve found in Jesus Christ is not one I take lightly, and I feel called to share that message of hope with others,” says Lee. “I’m truly honored to be invited to join in the discussion of religious freedom and to thank the service men that fight for my freedom on a daily basis.”

The August 28th Restoring Honor Rally will be open to the public from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST and pay tribute to America’s service personnel and other upstanding citizens who embody our nation’s founding principles of integrity, truth, and honor.  The mission of the rally is to recognize our First Amendment rights and honor the service members who fight to protect those freedoms. Outside of Glenn Beck and Dr. Lee other attendees include representatives from Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Sarah Palin, Dr. Alveda King, and Marcus Luttrell. Country artist Jo Dee Messina will also be performing. For more information visit Beck’s official event page,  

The American Patriot’s Bible’s message has been resounding loudly with the public having started the month on’s overall Top 100 Books list for five consecutive days reaching as high as the #5 spot, a rare feat for a Bible title. This Bible, which Glenn Beck exclaimed as being “fantastic,” gives today’s citizens inspiration to continue the legacy of past heroes of the faith by standing up for their religious freedoms today. The title combines the complete trusted New King James Version (NKJV) Bible text with stories of American heroes, quotations from and articles about many of America’s greatest thinkers, historic photographs, and beautiful illustrations that present the rich heritage and tremendous future of the United States of America. A condensed pocket edition, bound in the new official MultiCam® fabric used on the U.S. Military’s uniforms and packs, minus the government’s infrared technology, is also available to inspire today’s modern-day patriots in the trenches.  

The American Patriot’s Bible’s general editor, Dr. Richard G. Lee is the Founding Pastor of First Redeemer Church (Atlanta, GA), speaker for the There’s Hope America ministry, and President of There’s Hope for the Hungry food distribution campaign. He has served as President of the Pastor’s Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention; is a member of the Oxford Roundtable (Oxford, England); a Trustee of Liberty University and Liberty School of Law; and a Board member of the National Religious Broadcasters. He was named “Father of the Year” by the Southeastern Father’s Day Council and received the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award for 2007.  

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