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Now that there's a boycott, I have to go to McDonald's

You can tell it is getting into the political silly season here in the states when groups come out against all sorts of absurd things, usually "for the children..." Because, who will think of the children, if not the likes of the American Family Association.

Today's target: McDonald's

Specifically the fact that McDonald's has donated money to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and also has a company representative on the NGLCC board - a list I will have to make note of when I do my shopping. (see also: corporate advisory group)

This is McDonald's and I know that they also do lots of bad things, but this is not one of them. So I interrupt my usual anti-McKentuckyFriedBurgerRoyalty (et al) hate for a moment...

Lest you misunderstand what this boycott is about, the AFA has conveniently laid it out for us. From Boycott McDonald's:

That 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.

Meaning, it's not about those first three things in theory, it is against them in reality. (Don't ask. Don't tell. Don't have fries with that.)

And McDonald's response to this? There's a letter at the boycott site. Here's what makes me want to go buy something at the local golden arches.

"We have a well established and proud heritage of associating with individuals and organizations that share in the belief that every person has the right to live and work in their community free of discrimination."

"We will continue to support our people and their right to live and work in an inclusive society."

Damn! That's just beautiful. You know, like as if all people are valuable. Wow! What a thought.

I think that next time I am out and about, I will stop in at the local MickeyD's, order a soft drink and ask for the manager so I can tell them that I am only there because they support human rights. (...and I might even have fries with that...just this once...)

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