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asdf2231
10-10-2008, 12:16 PM
http://www.afa.net/endmcdonaldsboycott.htm


AFA ends boycott: McDonald's agrees to changes

October 9, 2008

McDonald's has told AFA they will remain neutral in the culture war regarding homosexual marriage. AFA is ending the boycott of McDonald's. As you know, AFA called for the boycott in May after McDonald's joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).

McDonald's said McDonald's Vice President Richard Ellis has resigned his position on the board of NGLCC and that his seat on the board will not be replaced. McDonald's also said that the company has no plans to renew their membership in NGLCC when it expires in December.

In an e-mail to McDonald's franchised owners the company said, "It is our policy to not be involved in political and social issues. McDonald's remains neutral on same sex marriage or any 'homosexual agenda' as defined by the American Family Association."

We appreciate the decision by McDonald's to no longer support political activity by homosexual activist organizations. You might want to thank your local McDonald's manager.

Ronald and the Hamburglar are still set to be married in San Francisco in November though.

Eyelids
10-10-2008, 12:27 PM
So much for tolerance.

biccat
10-10-2008, 12:40 PM
So much for tolerance.

The only way to be tolerant of homosexuals is to actively campaign on their behalf?

Eyelids
10-10-2008, 12:49 PM
The only way to be tolerant of homosexuals is to actively campaign on their behalf?

How about not being strong-armed out of it by a bunch of hate-filled religious extremists?

Gingersnap
10-10-2008, 12:50 PM
So much for tolerance.

What do you mean? When you "tolerate" something, you allow it to happen without supporting it or liking it. Nobody "tolerates" anything they enjoy or want to promote. :confused:

McDonald's doesn't need to cater to any special interest groups in order to maintain their business model. In fact, the less they inject ideas about sexual behavior, politics, religion, or race into their public image, the wider their customer becomes.

Eyelids
10-10-2008, 12:52 PM
I wonder if you guys would feel the same way if McDonald's was withdrawing for a Christian group that promoted "Good Christian Values" (read: fag-hating).

Gingersnap
10-10-2008, 12:58 PM
I wonder if you guys would feel the same way if McDonald's was withdrawing for a Christian group that promoted "Good Christian Values" (read: fag-hating).

You need to clarify what you're saying. Would we think it was a good idea if McDonald's stopped funding organizations that promoted preferential hiring of Christians, supported injecting Christian issues into the workplace, or supported educating employees in the Christian worldview so they could relate to their Christian coworkers better?

You bet we'd want it stopped.

FlaGator
10-10-2008, 01:02 PM
I wonder if you guys would feel the same way if McDonald's was withdrawing for a Christian group that promoted "Good Christian Values" (read: fag-hating).

A true Christian does not hate homosexuals.

noonwitch
10-10-2008, 01:22 PM
The vehemence of the AFA's opposition to anything gay makes me wonder how secure the average member is about his or her own sexuality. But who really cares if Ford advertises in a gay magazine? I see that the AFA's decade or longer boycott of Disney has successfully shut down that evil empire!

I don't know anything about the particular organization that the AFA objected to McDonalds' being involved with, so I can't comment about Ginger's claims that they advocate for preferential hiring of gays, and so on. But my sister has been the executive director of a YWCA chapter in a rural part of Michigan and she has put up with a lot of hate from "Family Values" people who didn't like it that the gay organization under the Y's umbrella of services had a float in the local festival-not a SF style Gay Pride float, a float featuring a large US flag and the name of the organization written along the bottom of the float. People were walking up to my sister in the store and calling her names in front of her children, sending death threats, leaving nasty messages on her office voice mail, and so on. That's some pretty sick hatred, to curse out a mother in front of her children (both of whom were under 8 at the time) because you don't want a gay organization to have a tasteful float in the local parade. I'm pretty sure no one who posts here would act like that, whatever their opinion may be. I'm not so sure about the freepers.


We should all boycott McDonalds, not because of any political agenda, but because their food is wonderful-tasting, addictive poison. Just driving by one of their restaurants and getting a whiff of the food makes me crave it.

Eyelids
10-10-2008, 01:35 PM
I already smoke and drink, if I ate McDonalds I'd be dead before my 30th birthday.

megimoo
10-10-2008, 01:43 PM
So much for tolerance.
We barely tolerate you ButtPlug and one weird dude is enough for us and why would anyone bring their kids to eat a fast food joint that honors queers!

d_va
10-10-2008, 01:54 PM
McDonald's doesn't need to cater to any special interest groups in order to maintain their business model. In fact, the less they inject ideas about sexual behavior, politics, religion, or race into their public image, the wider their customer becomes.

I wish "celebrities" would stay out of it too. There are tons of movies and tv shows I'm boycotting because of those blabby-mouths. Like Oprah annointing Obama The Messiah and Ashley Judd's "voting for Sarah Palin is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders".

Businesses that are savvy, know better than pi$$ off any customer;)

enslaved1
10-10-2008, 02:25 PM
I already smoke and drink, if I ate McDonalds I'd be dead before my 30th birthday.

Where do we send the Big Macs?

BTW, that was facetious. I don't wish you, or anyone else dead. But when you wake up every morning and choose to put on the tshirt with the great big bullseye and then walk out onto the shooting range, expect a few pot shots.

Onto more serious discussion, religious extremists don't boycott businesses for donating to homosexual causes. Religious extremists do things like this (http://www.religionfacts.com/homosexuality/islam.htm)


Homosexuality Laws in Modern Islamic Countries

Same-sex intercourse carries the death penalty in five officially Muslim nations: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mauritania, Sudan, and Yemen. [3] It formerly carried the death penalty in Afghanistan under the Taliban, and in Iraq under a 2001 decree by Saddam Hussein. The legal situation in the United Arab Emirates is unclear. In many Muslim nations, such as Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria or the Maldives, homosexuality is punished with jail time, fines or corporal punishment. In some Muslim-majority nations, such as Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, or Mali, same-sex intercourse is not forbidden by law. However, in Egypt gays have been the victims of laws against "morality".

In Saudi Arabia, the maximium punishment for homosexuality is public execution, but the government will use other punishments, i.e. fines, jail time and whipping as alternatives, unless it feels that homosexuals are challenging state authority by engaging in a gay rights movement. [4] Iran is perhaps the nation to execute the largest number of its citizens for homosexuality. Since its Islamic revolution in Iran, the Iranian government has executed more than 4000 people charged with homosexual acts. In Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban homosexuality went from a capital crime to one that it punished with fines and prison sentence, and a similar situation seems to have occurred in Iraq.

biccat
10-10-2008, 02:39 PM
The vehemence of the AFA's opposition to anything gay makes me wonder how secure the average member is about his or her own sexuality.

Thanks for pointing out the absurdity in this particular "homophobia" argument.

Goldwater
10-10-2008, 03:31 PM
A true Christian does not hate homosexuals.

I concur, it's a shame that so many people who think they are Christians don't agree though.

FlaGator
10-10-2008, 07:23 PM
I concur, it's a shame that so many people who think they are Christians don't agree though.

Christ told us to hate no one and to pray for those we would hate and to pray for ourselves when we feel hatred. To do less it to be spiritually immature. They may be Christians, they just might not have grown in Christ. If they are Christians then the Holy Spirit is working on that....:)