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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