Friday, July 4, 2008

AFA Calls for Boycott of McDonald's Over "Homosexual Agenda"

The American Family Association has launched a call for a boycott of McDonald's, including a website, BoyCott McDonald's. The boycott call stems from McDonald's refusal to condemn Vice President of Communications Richard Ellis’s election to the Board of Directors of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).

The AFA makes clear what it feels the boycott is and is not about.
What the boycott of McDonald's IS NOT about

This boycott is not about hiring homosexuals.
It is not about homosexuals eating at McDonald's.
It is not about how homosexual employees are treated.

What the boycott of McDonald's IS about

It is about McDonald's, as a corporation, refusing to remain neutral in the culture wars. McDonald's has chosen not to remain neutral but to give the full weight of their corporation to promoting the homosexual agenda, including homosexual marriage.
I'm not sure how this is the "full weight" of McDonald's, personally. In late May, the AFA wrote a letter in late May protesting the lack of condemnation, and McDonald's responded (.PDF).

In their response, Pal Harris, Global Chief Diverslty Officer said:
Our founder Ray Kroc once said. "None of us is as good as all of us." At McDonald's we believe that sentiment still holds true today, and is best reflected in action; specifically, with our strong and longtime commitment to our People through diversity and inclusion. This is a core value of McDonald's.

We treat our employees and our customers with respect and dignity, regardless of their ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other factors. Wc support our employees' personal involvement in organizations of their choice.

McDonald's is a trusted and well-respected neighbor, employer and corporate citizen in communities across the U.S. We will continue to support our people and their right to live and work in an inclusive society.
That rebuff, of course, led to the creation of the website and the call for a boycott.

Shoot, let's just add this criticism to the already existing "agenda" McDonald's has of fattening up everyone. Let's not forget that McDonald's is a global enterprise, and most other countries, including that neighbor of the U.S. to the north, are far more tolerant than the U.S.

In point of fact, it's good to see McDonald's take a stand; isn't it the right of everyone to stand up for their beliefs and not be bullied? And it's doubtful this will make a difference to their bottom line. In fact, many would say that controversial publicity is better than no publicity.


StoneWall Society said...

I'll take burgers n fries over self-righteous false Christians anyday! make that double sized Micket D's!!! Yeah McDonalds!

Minding Your Business said...

A new branch of the Aryan Nation trying to get attention? When do these holier than thou "Associations" stop breeding hate while preaching morality? Hypocrisy at its best.

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Alex said...

You are right. These are false Christians creating this ridiculous boycott.

Romans 14:10 "Why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ."

Matthew 7:3 "Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor,‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye."

Anonymous said...

Most christians are indeed liars, they talk high about G*d and yet, G*d clearly exhorts them and rebukes them by saying: "if you can't love your fellowman, (who you see in broad daylight) how can you love a G*d that you don't see". That just goes to PROVE to anyone who calls himself a christian, where he stand before The Almighty!

Cookster said...

I'm lovin' it - from over here in Australia this whole situation is playing out as something of a joke... if only it wwasn't so serious.

Anonymous said...

I'm not crazy about gays and their "in your face" attitude to display their sexual preference, but I'll take them any day of the week over self righeous religeous hypocrite whackos!