Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dr. Benjamin Carson to speak in Pottstown on Oct. 13

Dr. Benjamin Carson, the acclaimed neurosurgeon who skyrocketed to national prominence after a rousing speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, will be the keynote speaker  at the 2013 Founders Dinner sponsored by the Coventry Christian School.

The speech, "Faith of Our Fathers: The Role of Faith in American Schools," will take place on Oct. 13 at Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown, Pa.

Dr. Carson is a world-renowned neurosurgeon and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as well as a motivational speaker, philanthropist and best-selling author.

He catapulted to national prominence in February after delivering the keynote speech at the 61st Annual National Prayer Breakfast, which was attended by President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Dr. Carson used his time at the podium to talk about the great challenges facing America today  - specifically moral decay and fiscal irresponsibility - comparing the U.S. to the decline of ancient Rome.

"I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful. Nobody could even challenge them militarily, but what happened to them? They destroyed themselves from within. Moral decay, fiscal irresponsibility. They destroyed themselves. If you don’t think that can happen to America, you get out your books and you start reading."

Dr. Carson criticized Obamacare as well as the growing dependency on government programs during the Obama administration.

The National Prayer Breakfast speech has been viewed more than 2.7 million times on YouTube.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the Oct. 13 fundraiser. Dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by Dr. Carson's speech.

Reservations are being accepted for what is anticipated to be a sold-out event. Tickets are $150 per person, but can be reserved at the early-bird price of $100 per person until May 15.

Visit www.CoventryChristian.com or call 610-326-3366 for ticket information.

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