My Black Dad and Chick-fil-A

4063550428?profile=originalI jump on every opportunity to respectfully challenge my 84 year old black dad's loyalty to Obama. Dad has been a Christian pastor over 50 years. He lives in Maryland and I live in Florida. I called Dad to ask if he participated in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. He said, no he had not heard about it. Then, he added, “All I know is Chick-fil-A discriminates against gays.”

Folks, I was outraged. Struggling to keep my composure, I passionately said, “Dad, that is a lie! You have got to stop getting your news from the mainstream media!”

I went on to explain to my dad what the protest and appreciation day were really about. Dad was shocked. He does not support same-sex marriage. Dad was pretty grossed out when I told him that in retaliation homosexuals have planned a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A restaurants.

I also took the occasion to inform Dad that black pastors across America have organized to protest Obama's support of same-sex marriage. Again, Dad knew nothing about the black pastor's protest.

At my local Chick-fil-A restaurant, Mavis and I were the only blacks there in support of the protest, amongst hundreds of white Christians and Tea Party patriots.

So what is going on? Why is the truth not getting to a majority of black Americans? I fault a majority of black media outlets and the mainstream media.

For the most part, conservative talk radio is a white thing. Even black conservative radio talk show hosts have a mostly white following.

How do we get the truth to black America? Since I am writing about this problem, one might assume I have a solution. Well, I do not, and it frustrates me.

My conversation with Dad was yesterday. He called me at 9AM this morning. “Why haven't I heard about what Christians were doing in support of Chick-fil-A?” I told Bad the reason is because the mainstream media, where he gets his news, is in the pocket of the socialists/progressives who embrace same-sex marriage. The mainstream media (CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC) gave the phenomenon minimal coverage.

Dad was surprised to learn that all who oppose same-sex marriage are branded bigots and haters by his beloved Democratic Party and the mainstream media. Dad said he does not hate or judge anyone. However, the Bible says homosexuality is wrong. He must stand on the Word of God.

Patriots, my excitement was overwhelming. For years I have been waiting for the correct moment and approach to “respectfully” tell Dad that his blind loyalty to Obama and the Democrats contradicts everything he has stood for and taught me. The moment was miraculously here. Dad was on the phone, asking questions and listening.

My mind was racing, “OK! OK! How can I give him a history lesson and Conservatism vs Liberalism 101 in as few words as possible?” I thought, “Calm down and take it slow.”We talked for an hour.

Dad did not know that not only did Obama say that he supports same-sex marriage, but he vowed to be an advocate of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Dad told me to send him the link, which is pretty amazing, considering I have not been successful getting dad to check his email.

Dad was unaware that the Democratic Party is considering making same-sex marriage a part of its platform.

I explained to Dad that the mainstream media spins the truth and, in many cases, lies to support its socialist/progressive anti-Christian anti-God agenda.

For example: Dad heard from his media sources that Republicans, Christians, and Conservatives are trying to ban contraception for women. Yes, Dad was familiar with the reported “War on Women”.

I told Dad no one is trying to stop women from obtaining birth control. Contraception is cheap – available at Walmart for five bucks. I explained that under Obama Care, Christian institutions and Christians will be forced to fund contraception and abortion services against their will and their faith. Again, Dad was shocked. Dad said he does not want to fund such services.

My 84 year old dad joined the Democratic Party in his youth, believing it to be for the hard working little guy. I informed Dad that that Democratic Party no longer exists. In short, spoiled-brat old hippies run the Democratic Party today.

A majority of the Democratic Party leadership are far-left liberals who hate America and believe that man can fix every problem. God is an imaginary being clung to by ignorant, bitter, and racist middle Americans. These Democrats believe they are intellectually superior – and thus far better-qualified to manage our lives. This is why the Democratic Party seeks ever-expanding governmental controls over our behavior. Outrageously, death panels in Obama Care even give government power to decide who lives and who dies.

In response to the socialists/progressives' disbelief in God, Dad, a preacher over 50 years, said, “Your house had a builder. I did not see him. Nor do I know him. But I know he exists. Man also had a builder.”

Dad ended our conservation with “I'm going to Chick-fil-A today to spend some money.”

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American


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  • God bless you sir.

  • Sir you are a true American! I'm sure it's not easy going against the flow but just like your Dad was mislead by the mainstraem media and you were able to show him the light or shall I say the right surely this encourages me to march on and never give up.

  • It's time for all races of people to stay informed and make decisions based on their own judgment of what is going on in our country.

  • I  read in this letter that democrats don,t even beleave in GOD but every guy I ii took up river for med help always ask if i thought there was a GOD i always told them God was in your heart not your mind. thay always died with a smile on there face you know why all there lives in the back of there minds they hoped there was a God don,t we all.

  • Praise God! I wish I could get some of my misguided relatives to see the light.

  • A friend of mine who is black opened a restaurant in the "HOOD."  Well he thought he was doing a good thing for the "HOOD."  He was open less than a year and now his doors are closed. The food was excellent I know I ate there, and you were served quite a bit. He got good ratings from the Dinner section of the paper, but the people in  the "HOOD" did not go to his restaurant!  My wife who is also Black told me if my friend had opened in a White or highly mixed area, his business would have busted out the seams, but in the "HOOD" my wife said his business was doomed from the beginning!

    Spoken true words by my wife an intelligent Black women, for the most part, she now says that Obama, (who she voted for in '08 against my warnings) can now go burn in HADES!

  • @PhillipTMcGrew: Well said, sir. I happen to be one. Came from a family of 10 children. 9 out of 10 pushed their way out...only one remained and it was by choice. She isn't stupid, she just didn't want to put forth the needed effort. The same is true for many; that is is by choice. For others, they truly need our help and my wife and I give willingly. There are plenty of stories in this country like mine.

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  • America is becomming like the old Soviet Union knowing only what Pravda told them.  The Far-Left Liberals of the Democrat Party have slowly spread the view to the un-informed that Fox News, the Tea Party, Conservative talk radio, the Republican Party,  are all right-wing radicals and for the wealthy.  They spread the false "news" that we are going to gain at their expense, when they are being controlled by the Left, who promise them things by Spending into debt & to Spend even more by taxing the wealthy even more than they have been. 

    These un-informed sheep, useful idiots, ruin it for all of us by their expecting "something-for-nothing", then when all our Freedom is lost, they will finally understand.  "Too Late!"

  • Your Dad makes me proud Lloyd, I wish more black americans would see the light as he now does .  Your Dad sounds like a very wise and smart man.

  • Gill,

    There is no safety net system other than Faith in our Lord to provide for us when we put forth our best efforts.

    Jesus said, "Those who do not work, do not eat."  I have found during my 47 years that when I put forth the effort and place my trust in the Lord I have always been blessed.  These so call safety nets are create by the atheist and elitist who wish to take our faith away in their attempt to show they can provide everything we need.   These so called safety nets are the modern day false idols in which man is not supposed to worship.

    You also need to point out that Christians donate more time and money to charities to help the needy than any one else.   Christians make up about 95% of the conservative party while the demoncrats are a majority of non Christians. 

    When we give to charities of our own free will we will receive the blessings of our Lord.  When we are robbed of our hard earned money to pay for the entitlement programs to get demoncrats re elected we are just fools and their money, who are soon parted.

    None of these safety nets will bring you blessing, they will only keep the demoncrats wanting more.  Remember, compromise means they still get more money to spend, but not as much as they wanted.

    We can't afford compromise anymore, government has grown to large and burdensome  to be effective.  Giving the same money to most charities actually becomes more beneficial to the poor, because the government has to employ 10 people to get the money, food or clothes to the needy.  While most charities use volunteers and can get more to the people who need help.

    No where in our Consitution does it read that the government is supposed to provide welfare for those who don't work, but it does say they are supposed to protect our borders.  Maybe if their were 14 million fewer illegals we wouldn't need to give more to government to support illegals.

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