Friday, July 4, 2008

What If Jesus Wants a Big Mac?

Gay-Marriage Opponents To Boycott McDonald's - washingtonpost.com
A group that opposes same-sex marriage has called for a boycott of McDonald's, saying the fast-food giant has refused "to stay neutral in the cultural war over homosexuality."

The American Family Association (AFA) launched the boycott yesterday because McDonald's joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce several months ago and placed an executive on the group's board of directors, in addition to donating to the chamber.

The association asked McDonald's to remove itself from the chamber but the burger-maker declined, leading to the boycott. "We're saying that there are people who support AFA who don't appreciate their dollars from the hamburgers they bought being put into an organization that's going to fight against the values they believe in," Tim Wildmon, the association's president, said yesterday.

"Hatred has no place in our culture," McDonald's USA spokesman Bill Whitman said. "That includes McDonald's, and we stand by and support our people to live and work in a society free of discrimination and harassment."
The radical right continues to lose steam. Dobson's Obama tantrum passed with hardly a ripple and now Wildmon's latest hissy fit seems destined to make no difference at all.

Phew! Glad we're through THAT little spell of Puritanism.

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