Black Senior Forced to Choose: Obama or Jesus.

I had an extraordinary telephone conservation with my 86 year old black dad, a lifelong Democrat and huge Obama fan. He called to ask me, “Is Obama anti-Christian?” Dad has been a Christian pastor for over 50 years. I said, “Dad, I have been telling you about Obama's anti-Christian policies for the past five years.” Dad replied, “And I have not been listening.”

Dad confessed that he simply could not bring himself to go against a black man in the White House. I felt dad was expressing the sentiments of many blacks of his era. I asked Dad to explain why he could not honestly assess our black president.

Dad became passionate. He said it was because of deep, deep scars he suffered at the hands of white people. Dad said, “I don't hate white people, but my scars run very deep; calling me a n***** and rubbing my head for luck.”

He shared about the awful things he experienced while in the Merchant Marines around 1946. Dad and Jackson were the only blacks on the ship. Dad was a Quartermaster.

He said the crew was sea-weary, exhausted and emotionally spent after almost losing their ship in a storm. The crew was extremely excited and really looking forward to their much needed shore leave when they landed in St Petersburg Florida.

Upon their arrival, word came down that every crew member had shore leave except Marcus and Jackson. St Petersburg had a curfew for “coloreds”. Blacks could not be on the streets after dark.

Dad said he broke down in tears. Jackson was enraged and began cussing. He yelled at Dad for crying. “Marcus, knock it off!”

Word spread among the sailors that there were two coloreds on the base. The sailors were outraged by Dad and Jackson's presence on their base. On several occasions the two young black men had to be encircled by guards for protection.

Dad and Jackson took their chip which granted them a hair cut to the base barber shop. The barber said, “I ain't never cut a darky's hair and I ain't gonna start now! My razor just might slip and cut a darky's ear off.”

Jackson and Dad had to eat their meals in the mess hall alone after everyone else had eaten.

Another ship arrived at the base. When the crew of that ship heard about the two n****** on base, a mob of them stormed the building where Jackson and Dad were. The angry mob planned to lynch the two n******.

Chased by the mob, Dad and Jackson, assisted by shipmates, fled down back stairs to the office of the officer-in-charge who confronted the mob. “Now look here boys. I know you don't want these coloreds here. I don't want them here either. We told them people in New York not to send them down here, but they did it anyway. And by golly, we are gonna do right by them.” The mob dispersed.

Then, the officer had the nerve to instruct Dad and Jackson, “Now you boys leave them alone.”

On another occasion, Dad and his white buddy, Armstrong, had to catch a train to meet their ship in California. While waiting at the train station, an official approached Dad, “What are you doin' boy? Don't you know your place?” The official escorted Dad to the rundown horrible colored waiting room.

Enraged, Dad said he turned to Armstrong and said, “You white son of a b****!” Dad said he was not a curser and he knew it was not Armstrong's fault. He was just so humiliated and frustrated.

In the 1950s when Dad broke the color barrier to become a Baltimore City fire fighter, his humiliation continued. In the firehouse, Dad could not drink from the same coffee pot as the white firemen; separate eating utensils, sleeping area and bath room.

Dad said he could go on and on about racial injustices which have left him with deep scars.

Dad is not on the internet. He said, “My computer and I are not on speaking terms.”

I told Dad I was going to send him information in the mail confirming that Barrack Obama is anti-Christian.

For the first time, I felt emboldened to challenge Dad regarding this sensitive issue. I said, “Dad, once you know the truth about Obama, which loyalty will reign supreme? Will it be your loyalty to a fellow black man or your commitment to Jesus Christ.”

Dad chuckled and replied without hesitation, “It will be to Jesus Christ.”

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Conservative Campaign Committee

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Comment by Dennis OBrien on March 22, 2014 at 12:31am

Sad. Very sad. These types of stories bring a dose of reality to the sufferings of decent people because of their color. Being a little kid in a racially mixed neighborhood in the late 50's and sixties we perhaps, naively, thought that things were all ok because of the way that we all lived. Many a rainy saturday spent at each others homes.  The few "fights" we had rarely, if ever were over "race". B&W's on the same side for an event that lasted a few minutes and weapons were never produced. It was usually over a game or an alleged "sleight of hand" during one of our many penny,nickle, dime card games or some percieved "turf" violation. God bless your Dad and the men like him that endured yet still lived their lives honorably and even showed forgiveness in many cases.

Comment by Gail Cohen on March 20, 2014 at 1:43pm

I think the rich, white Democrats WANT to keep the poor down, white or black and bring down the middle class as well. They want no business competition or anything else that could threaten their standing..

Comment by Kelvin Gardner on March 19, 2014 at 8:53am

0bama member of the party of the KKK.

Comment by j.w. l on March 18, 2014 at 9:28pm

Thank you Marcus

Comment by Ann G on March 18, 2014 at 8:57pm

You what could be sadly ironic?  If Obama really had no 'black' (African) blood, and just 'used' everyone to achieve his agenda. 

Although every utterance of the man can be regarded with skeptisim...he wrote that he was a Jakarta street-kid.  A lot of the kids stolen from East Timor in the 1970's ended up that way, as well. 

Here are a couple of the beautiful children of East Timor.



just thinking

Comment by Ann G on March 18, 2014 at 8:31pm

Thank you, Lloyd...for sharing your father's story. 

My father was in WWII, as well.  I never heard him say anything bad about any group, other than the 'Japs'.  He and my mother, both (she was in the USO).

I think he didn't appreciate Pappy Boyington, though, because he thought of him as a 'prima donna', kinda.  His group ruined the planes they flew, and my father was an F4U mechanic, trying to fix up the mess.  I think he did appreciate that he (Boyington) was an indian, though...

Please thank your Dad for his service for me...and please enjoy him as long as you can.  The members of that 'greatest generation' are getting fewer and fewer.

Especially, thank him for the Good Work he has done for Our Savior. 

Comment by William Rivero on March 18, 2014 at 7:32pm
The democrat party was infiltrated by communist long ago. Theyshowed the democrat leaders how to flip the civil right issues in their favor and take back control over the black population and gain their votes at the same time. Please google Marcus Garvey and communist. This goes back to the 1920-30s
Comment by Mike Richmond on March 18, 2014 at 7:04pm

Mr. Marcus: Thank you for sharing that story. I hope you'll follow up with another post once you've attempted to enlighten your father. 

Comment by sharon ostwinch on March 18, 2014 at 4:01pm

Awesome  I read about so many black people being forced to decide the same issue.  I can't say I would have any advice for them.  But they must realize that the democrat party is the reason so many are still on the poverty level.  They will never improve schools or anything to raise the black person.  So staying in this party is something I will never understand.  Just like Planned Parenthood  knowing this was built to stop the black race  why do they continue to use them.

Comment by Patricia Eden on March 18, 2014 at 2:43pm

all I can say is God Bless him for his loyalty to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!

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