Melvin Gerard Slack Jr; God told me to steal valor

| January 10, 2014 | 37 Comments

Melvin Gerard Slack Jr

SO, Melvin Gerard Slack Jr, the mayoral candidate for Shreveport, LA, had a press conference yesterday to explain why he wore the ridiculous uniform he’d worn the other day for his first announcement of his candidacy. Turns out that God came to him and told him to wear the clown suit;

A Shreveport evangelist and mayoral hopeful who has been accused in recent days of embellishing his military service has admitted that he did not serve to the level his uniform indicated.

It was a uniform he wore while announcing his bid for mayor earlier this week, saying, “I told the Lord I’ll do whatever he tells me to do.”

On Thursday, Slack came to KSLA News 12 to set the record straight. He admits he did misrepresent himself, and he says he’s sorry for that. He says he was depressed after coming out of failed marriage. “God showed me a vision once I came out of the state of depression with my ex-wife to go back to the streets as a soldier of the Lord. And it was nothing to try to misrepresent the military,” said Slack.

Yeah, it wasn’t to misrepresent his brief, uneventful career, it was totally legit, well except the parts which aren’t true.

But he admits that, contrary to what his uniform indicates, he did not take part in Desert Storm, but points out that he did serve in the military during wartime.

I served during the Vietnam War, but you don’t see me wearing a “Vietnam Veteran” hat, or any of the other conflicts that happened while I was serving. Lying liar lies.

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  1. A Proud Infidel says:

    Another Grade AAAA 100% IDIOT!!

  2. Hondo says:

    So . . . essentially this bozo is saying, “God told me to lie.”

    Sorry, Mel; ain’t buying that. As I recall, the Good Book says that God takes a dim view of lying and liars. And as a “man of the cloth” you damn well should know that.

  3. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “He says he was depressed after coming out of failed marriage.”

    Oh. Well, there you go. That explains it perfectly. I understand that in some places, including Shreveport, this is a common response to unsettling events in one’s life. It’s called dress-up your cares away. I remember when I was there years ago. I’m walking down a street and a group of male high schoolers came by. Most were very muscular, with thick necks. One thing, though: They were all wearing girl scout uniforms. So, I stopped and asked one, “Why are you all wearing girl scout uniforms?” They all looked at me like I was crazy. Then, one of them said, quite politely, “Sir, you must not be from around here. We are wearing these uniforms to help us deal with our loss in the State semi-final football game on Friday.” True story. This is what they do in Shreveport.

  4. 21Zulu says:

    I hope anyone following this “evangelist” sees this and opens their eyes to his bullshit. At least his ex-wife did.

  5. Combat Historian says:

    I think this guy’s nuts…

    • Hondo says:

      Mental issues is the only way I’ll cut him any slack, CH. Otherwise, in my book he’s just another low-life liar and fake.

  6. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Half of his time in the Army was spent at Walter Reed because he injured his hand. That seems like a very long time to spend at the hospital for a hand injury, doesn’t it? I’m no doctor, but it just seems like a long time to me.

  7. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Flip Wilson used to say “the Devil made me do it”.

  8. A Proud Infidel says:

    @7, Jonn, so he’s a “Champion Profile Rider” as well?

  9. Hondo says:

    Jonn: depends. Maybe he kept re-injuring it by “grasping at a straw” – so to speak – on a daily basis. (smile)

  10. DefendUSA says:

    Er, um, I especially love the turtleneck…HFS, Batman!!

  11. MGySgtRet says:

    So not only is he a piss poor valor thief, he is also fucking insane.

    Awesome!! Shreveport will elect him by a landslide!!!

  12. Pineywoods NCO says:

    More like he was confronted by some of our peers who called him out and saw through his lies and bullshit. If he is smart, he will withdraw and leave…but his harpy ass better not think of moving west. Come to my part of East Texas and veterans like myself will call him out and make his life a living hell.

    Turd.

  13. Just another slug, trying to gain votes. Not one bit different than my neighbor James Bryan, previously featured here at TAH, who is a perennial candidate. But, but, but I only wore that stuff for a family album photo… (and under his breath), well and to gain a few votes…

  14. thebesig says:

    LOL! :D If you watch the video, where he announces his candidacy, the media does it in a way to help their favored candidate. On one hand, they show this azz turd fumbling around with his sign, and speaking his nonsense. On the other hand, they show an experienced politician talking about how they should make Shreveport more competitive…

    Watching the two comparisons, it’s blatantly obvious that the news station simply used him to make the actual politician look like the obvious choice for the next mayor. Melvin was the, “This is the crappy option if you don’t vote for our favored guy,” video shot.

    His “Shreveport’s New Mayor” Jersey should freak some English teachers out.

    Going to the video, he talks about a dream that “God” gave him. If he actually had that dream, he took it to mean to run for, and become, Mayor. If that was a sign, it probably meant one to where he was supposed to fall flat on his face. I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t have that dream… and that he’s making that up to pull on the emotional chords of the religious voter.

    As for his “Soldier of God” canard… he should’ve clarified that his uniform was a symbol of his being a soldier of God… and he should’ve came clean then about his actual military service. He didn’t, so even that explanation shows that he’s trying to do damage control.

  15. O-4E says:

    He better not go giving Willie Longpants the Wifeless any ideas

  16. thebesig says:

    He should’ve also picked another uniform, like a modified prison uniform or some other uniform with a cross, instead of desecrating the military uniform.

  17. NR Pax says:

    Melvin, God called me a few minutes ago. He told me you were an idiot.

  18. RM3(SS) says:

    @18, must have been a party line call, I got the same one.

  19. DCM says:

    I served during a time when Navy Seals did super secret missions. Can I wear a Navy Seal Trident? This dude is an idiot.

  20. Eggs says:

    @18, I didn’t hear from God but Thomas Magnum’s little voice told me the same thing.

  21. David says:

    “And I say unto you…. Gawd himself wants a new Ferrari… and he wants me to drive it for Him.” Oh yeah.

  22. Old Trooper says:

    @11: It could be a dicky ala Howard Wolowitz?

  23. Reaperman says:

    You’d think this would be all over the front page of their newspaper’s website (which appears to be the Shreveport Times), but it’s not. Looking for a reason why, I notice that they do have a ‘who do you want to be the next mayor’ poll which lists 5 names none of them are this one. Doesn’t look like he has a chance in hell. I’ve seen some pretty rotten candidates elected down here, however.

  24. Don H says:

    You would think that an all-knowing God would ha
    ve told him to wear the right uniform. Just sayin’ . . .

  25. George says:

    Having grown up in Shreveport, I still speak a little of the lingo. When he said ‘ And it was nothing to try to misrepresent the military’, he was trying to say that ‘I was not trying to try to misrepresent the military’.

    Unfortunately, like so many others, the English language still has words that mean stuff and when the newsies quote you, they will use the words that you say, not the words that you ‘mean’.

    I’ve already passed this along to the folks back home and prior to this stunt, he hadn’t even shown on the radar.

  26. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if Phildo uses this excuse as he lightens taxpayer wallets.

  27. Just An Old Dog says:

    He actually pointed to the couch he was sleeping on when God came to him in a dream. I blame the couch. but Rick James came over and straighten it out.

  28. Hack.Stone says:

    I blame it on the rain. Maybe he get what’s left of Milli Vanilli to perform at his inauguration.

  29. Doc Savage says:

    @ 29…..just “milli”?

  30. GiducksStinkeye says:

    “Personal benefit” told John Giduck to not correct false claims that he was Special Forces.

  31. gc5953 says:

    Hell, I was in Iraq for 8 months and I don’t call myself an “Iraq Veteran” because I was never in combat. If the subject comes up, I just say that I served in Iraq. To me, a “veteran” of a war actually fought in that war. If you never fired a shot, you’re not a veteran even if you took incoming, which we certainly did. It’s the same reasoning that the Corps uses for awarding CARs – you have to have both received and effectively returned fire.

  32. Ex-PH2 says:

    God told him to do that?

    Have you guys ever seen God do a face palm? Yeah, major noise.

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