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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  • The reasons Gil Whitney gave for Christians to support Obama just won't stand up against the Bible.  To vote for Obama is to vote for the things God hates.  God hates abortion, the killing of the innocent.  He made it clear that homosexuality is an abomination.  Christians need to line up with God and His Word or He will line up against them.  God will judge America today like He judged Israel.  God hates sin and He won't be mocked.  People who make excuses as to why they will vote for Obama are just making a mockery of God.  Jesus said "You are either for me or you are against me."  There is no middle ground.  The fear of God must return to America or America will be nation gone under as President Reagan warned about when he was in the Oval Office.

  • Michael,

    While I do believe many African-American Christians are becoming enlightened to the way of the left. Unfortunately, King Hussein took a calculated risk and will probably not be effected at the voting booth by his move.   We are many years away from pulling Christians from the black community away from the left and on the conservative side of the voting booth, but it is a start.  It's time for us as Christians to step up the pressure.  We as Christians need to reach out to the black community Christians by inviting them in to our churches and attending services at their churches. 

    As Christians if we don't support each other now, we surely will be sitting together in the work camps for sure.

  • Whoop Whoop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOd Bless your Dad

  • I really think there is an awakening going on in the Black community.  That video of Kevin Jackson and now Lloyd getting through to his dad.  I think the Obama has taken the Black community for granted in a big way that he felt he could insult them by going with the Gay theme and still get there vote.  Maybe there is something good that will come from the Obama....freeing the Black community from the Democrat party.

  • Mr. Marcus thank you and your Dad. God Bless America

  • I would like to believe that this story is true if so there may still be hope.

  • There was a recent group of Black Pastors that came out against Obummer and his flip to get votes from the gay community.Your dad needs to get with these great men and he needs to stop watching socialist media.

  • To be Christian and be a democrat you are supporting murder by abortion.  I find it hard to believe you should support a party that supports murdering the unborn babies of the world, if you are a Christian.

  •  ha!! yeah baby

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