Bob Barr to be featured in Covenant Conversations
by Mark Andrews
Jul 14, 2013 | 1889 views | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at The Gate Cafe, 952 N. Tennessee St., Cartersville, resident Ricky Thomas will continue his interview series Covenant Conversations with former congressman Bob Barr.

“I run an organization called Cartersville Christian Voice. We have over 1,800 people on Facebook, have a YouTube channel where I cover local churches in Bartow County where we’ve recorded videos of Christian singers and preachers in Bartow County,” Thomas said. “In the course of covering [Cartersville Christian events], one of the things I feel obligated to do is to interview politicians concerning their faith and family.”

Previous interviews include Bartow County Board of Education Chairman Davis Nelson and Bartow County Tax Commissioner Steve Stewart.

“Basically, we want to bring to the Christian community and let elected officials ... show a side outside of the political realm and speak about things like faith and family,” Thomas said.

He explained the interview with Barr will follow the same format as the others.

“What [attendees] are going to hear is personal stories about [elected officials’] relationship with Jesus, how they came to know the Lord, how they met their wife — more human interest things than you would ever hear in a political debate,” Thomas said. “... The only rule is no politics.”

He said he has invited other local congressional candidates to participate in the interviews and hopes to initiate a Christian forum in the future.

“We would actually bring them all together and discuss political issues, but it would be from a Christian slant and perspective on things that Christian families are interested in and might not get [otherwise],” Thomas said. “Taxes are important, but there’s things that don’t get discussed ... [but will] in a Christian-type debate.”

According to, “Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, and now practices law in Atlanta, Georgia. Bob is Chairman of Liberty Guard, Inc. a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting individual liberty. He also heads a consulting firm, Liberty Strategies, Inc., also headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Bob is a registered Mediator and Arbitrator and teaches constitutional law at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and constitutional policy at Kennesaw State University. He serves on the Board of Advisors for two major law reviews, at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Texas School of Law.”