My Black Dad and Chick-fil-A

By: Lloyd Marcus

I jump on every opportunity to respectfully challenge my 84 year-old black dad’s loyalty to Obama. Dad has been a Christian pastor for 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 9 AM this morning. “Why haven’t I heard about what Christians were doing in support of Chick-fil-A?” I told Dad 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 Obamacare, 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 Obamacare even give government power to decide who lives and who dies.

In response to the socialists/progressives’ disbelief in God, Dad, a preacher for 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 conversaation with “I’m going to Chick-fil-A today to spend some money.”

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American


  1. Thank you from an American school teacher for your beautifully written, thoughtful story.

    As a teacher, I have watched other teachers dedicate their classroom time to this “darkness” you describe for thirty years. And, not incidentally, these politically active teachers are the highest ranks of the teachers unions.

    It is time to stop teaching our children to be activists against this blessed land, and to start teaching them to make educated decisions based on best information.

    Thank you again.

    • I have to step in and disagree with you. Activism built this country, so to remove activism and replace it with blind devotion would be akin to spitting in Thomas Jefferson’s face. Also, I do agree on the educated decisions. However, I think that making educated decisions might be counter-productive to your ideals in that people would think for themselves and not ascribe to a “Do as I say” culture. I make educated decisions constantly, that’s why I refuse religion. Also,moderators, delete this comment. Delete this comment because you love America. Delete this because you are afraid the First Amendment gives someone the right to dissent and open new avenues of thought. I exercise my freedom from religion, my First Amendment right.

  2. God bless you for your patience with your dad. God led you to the time and place at which you were able to reach him. God knows how to use us for His purpose! :)

  3. That you for taking the time to inform your father and others. My only disagreement is that is it not the “Democratic Party” it is the “Democrat Party”. Even though our Nation is a “Constitutional Republic” But the Democrat Party and the Republican Party are in effect “Democratic”. We need to call them what they are, democrats.

  4. Congratulations! You won one!

    I worry all the time that we conservatives only “preach to the choir” when what we really need to do is “win converts”. It starts with our family and friends. It’s the most important work we do!

    And it counts TRIPLE when it’s your own dad – way to go!

  5. was a great story.bless your dad.every year they say they are with this one with that one.i am sure it is just for votes for election.i doubt very seriously if they allow same sex marriage.the gov. likes their tax money,and i just dont believe they want to share it with a total married america.cause you know and i know people will be getting married just to get a tax break and also for insurance purposes.god frowns on same sex marriage,but thats not why it wont be is because of greed.

  6. Religions have had around 6000 years to solve the problems of mankind and have failed to fulfill their promises. It is time for intelligent people to step in, remove the power from religion, and state that we need real solutions to problems, not imaginary friends. I just don’t see a mixing of toast and pareidolia as proof of an omnipotent being, I gave my friend a toaster that puts a Hello Kitty face on bread so obviously that’s not proof of a higher power.
    Also, mods, delete this comment if you hate America and everything the constitution stands for.

  7. Oh my gosh, your heart must have swollen. To be able to help your father like that, this will make his life so much richer. And your life will change…to one of coming together on so many issues now. I love it.
    I was a Democrat when younger, it was a totally different party then. Now, it has been hijacked.
    Thank you for sharing this.
    Oh, and when I read about your thoughts racing, trying to put into quick words what the heck is really going on before you lose the audience I had to chuckle as I have been there myself. God was there that day with teacher and student. Blessings.

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