From Liberal Detroit Roots to ‘Black Conservative’ — One Man’s Unexpected Journey to Restoring Love

Posted on July 26, 2012


Excerpted from THE BLAZE: Torrie Robinson, a recently unemployed father of two living in Detroit, never thought he‘d be able to join Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Love” event in Dallas this week.

When he took a break between searching for jobs to dial into the Glenn Beck Program on July 11, he just wanted to share his newfound inspiration and enthusiasm for conservative and free market ideology, which he said he learned since discovering Beck about four years ago.

Robinson took it as a sign of faith when he was put on the air to talk to Beck. Then he got an even bigger surprise when Beck offered to fly Robinson and his family from Detroit to Dallas to join the tens-of-thousands of people from all different regional, cultural, and professional backgrounds converging in Texas to serve the needy and rally around a pledge to “build a better America for us all through service and love.” As he prepared for the trip to Dallas, Robinson caught up with TheBlaze on Wednesday to describe where he’s coming from, and what he hopes to gain from this “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

(Editor’s Note: Torrie Robinson will appear this evening with Glenn Beck on The Blaze TV/GBTV, which also will be broadcasting Restoring Love exclusively this Saturday.)

Robinson said he grew up in the Brightmoor area of Detroit “during the crack-era of the 1980s and 1990s,” where there were not many others like the “black conservative” who Robinson says he is today.

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