Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day: Great Turnout, Few Blacks In My Town

By Lloyd Marcus

Mary and I had lunch at Chick-fil-A, Saxon Blvd, Orange City, Florida. Wow! The line wrapped around the building. Someone reported the line began forming at 6am.

The atmosphere was that of a family reunion; a fellowship event of various churches and Tea Party activists. Despite the traffic jams and having to wait in the Florida heat, the crowd was upbeat and courteous.

The crowd applauded and cheered when a Colonel Sanders look-a-like showed up in support of the cause.

Chatting with the crowd, I learned that numerous local churches were represented.

I hate to bring this up. But I thought, where are the black people. Ninety-nine percent of the crowd was white or Hispanic. There is a local black church with a huge congregation in my community. Where were they? Black folks do not support same sex marriage. So, why were they not standing in solidarity at Chick-fil-A.

I realize black pastors across America have joined together to protest the Obama administration’s support of same sex marriage. But in my town, only a few showed up to support Chick-fil-A. Do many blacks feel it traitorous to stand with whites against anything that reflects poorly on the Obama administration.

I am not putting these black Christians down. I simply wish to know what it will take to get them on board standing side by side with fellow Americans for Godly principles.

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American


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