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

Chairman: CampaignToDefeatObama.com

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  • @Will Rodgers; If you can't tell the difference then your just as lost as they are.

  • YES, I BELIEVE IN HELPING OTHERS, BUT NOT EXPOILTING THEM! IF YOUR INTENSIONS ARE ONLT TO DRAW ATTENTION TO YOURSELF, IT IS ONLY YOUR EGO AND YOU ARE NOT HELPING ANYONE! YES, JESUS WANTS US TO HELP OTHERS AS WE WOULD WANT OTHERS TO HELP US! THIS IS THE GOLDEN RULE. ALL OF US , KNOW MATER WEALTHY OR POOR NEED HELP AT SOMETIME IN OUR LIVE AND WE RETURN THIS BLESSING BY PASSING IT TO SOMEONE ELSE. IT IS NEVER MEANT TO KEEP IT FOR YOURSELF! THAT'S WHY WE ARE GOD'S ANGLES! I HAVE BEEN BLESSED MANY YIMES WITH ANGELS AND I HONOR THEM BY PASSING THIER GOOD DEEDS TO OTHERS. I TRULY BELIEVE JESUS WANTS US TO LIVE LIKE THIS! BY THE WAY, I'M SORRY I'M WRITING IN CAPS, I NEED EYE SURGERY AND CAN'T AFFORD IT, BUT IT IS A BLESSING TO STILL BE ABLE TO SEE! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

  • To my still liberal friends, especially my liberal friends who happen to be Black Americans (sorry, unless you were born in Africa you are not African, and anyway, that polarizes us, don't you think?  I mean if you were born in this country you're as American as I am.  Let's embrace the AMERICAN commonality.  We're brothers and sisters of American birth.).  ANYWAY, read this from another AMERICAN, who just happens to be black, but firstly HE'S AN AMERICAN!

  • Lloyd, you were blessed with a wonderful Miracle! I applaud you, your dad and God... He is listening!!!

  • Jesus did say to help the poor but when He said it one must understand the context. I believe Jesus meant for us as individuals to help others or in the case of charities, groups of like minded people. When the government says they're "helping" the poor that is code for we're going to keep them poor and dependent so we'll get their vote. If anyone really believes the government has helped the poor then why are more people dependent on government now than ever? It says in the bible that you can give a man a fish and he won't be hungry but if you teach him to fish he can become self sufficient. That is the true context of biblical help. We help people by teaching them or doing things that will raise them up and out of their situation and making them self sufficient. The left calls us selfish when we speak of rugged individualism but that does not mean we refuse to help people. Always remember the left is buoyed by Marxism and they want as many people dependent on the central authority as possible. Find the stories of people who were born into poverty and welfare and raised themselves out of it and greatly improved themselves. It is a feeling of joy and liberation and it can be done.

  • In response to Gil Whitney's comments, I should stress that the Bible in no way makes the government responsible for welfare.  This job belongs to the church and the church has been doing a good job of helping the poor through many private organizations such as the Salvation Army, Operation Blessing and countless others.  The government actually punishes the poor by making it more difficult for private businesses to hire the poor.  As far as homosexuality is concerned, it has caused a scourge on our culture and cost us billions because of A.I.D.S.  True statistics also show that there is more sexual abuse of children in same sex households, more suicides, and more problems.  It never works when we go against God's perfect plan for marriage and families. 

  • How great that must have been for you Marcus!  It's a awful feeling when you can't get through to those you love about what is really happening to this country, expecially when you know that person well enough to realize that all they believe is opposed to the party they are voting for.

    Your father must have felt the sun shine in when he realized why his son felt as he did about the Obama administration.  It had to be hard on him when just about everyone he knew was in agreement with his politics except for one of the people he cared most about -you.

  • Good for your Dad...and you. The shame of it is liberals want the world to beleive we have no compassion for the needy which is just the opposite of fact. There will always be a need and I don't mind helping. What I object to are the many that simply want a free ride on the taxpayer dime and that includes education. Parents should provide for it instead of wasting their money on toys and allow those of us who make our own to use it for our own.

  • @Adrienne-

    if i argue that way though, they argue back that God is more concerned about caring for the poor and those who need advocating and support, which is then when they say they support 'safety net' type programs. They also say that we've sacrificed certain values like compassion for the needy (which for them includes the illegal immigrant). they say they see what they think to be greater sins, greater than homosexuality, all around them, between immorality in society and cruelty through what they consider to be over exercised military might which they believe to be excused through an application of American Exceptionalism. That people put their love of country before their love of God. That people idolize America and its values. (if you can tell, i have some very vocal friends)

    How should i respond to that?

  • Well said Lloyd, love reading your blogs. Good for your Dad ! never to late to be informed on the truth.

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