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McDonald’s caves

posted by Susan Johnson

So, if you were boycotting McDonald’s, you can now eat there again, the guy who was causing you grief has moved to McDonald’s of Canada (just so the commenters don’t go off on a rant at me, I don’t support boycotts for social reasons):

A corporate executive for McDonald’s restaurants who had been on board of directors of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has stepped down following a boycott of the chain organized by the pro-family American Family Association.
McDonald’s officials confirmed today to WND that Richard Ellis, who had been named to the “gay” chamber board after McDonald’s contributed $20,000 to the organization, “made a personal decision to step down” after he accepted a new position with McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada.
McDonald’s officials also told AFA the company has no plans to renew its membership in the special interest group when it expires in December.
“We appreciate the decision by McDonald’s to no longer support political activity by homosexual activist organizations,” AFA chairman Donald E. Wildmon said in a prepared statement.
WND reported in May when McDonald’s signed onto the “gay” agenda, and one executive for the fast-food chain later accused Christian advocates of the traditional family of being motivated by “hate.”

And this is the reason I don’t support boycotts, we appear to be at war with gays. I know that McDonald’s was taking a stand on gay marriage and sponsoring the Gay Pride Parade and Christians felt they needed to push back but in the long run we lose because Christians are no longer viewed as loving their neighbor as themselves but using their power to stop others from voicing their opinion or for a business to reach out to communities in an attempt to expand their market share (it is the goal of a business to try to penetrate new markets). We are perceived as pushing our agenda at the expense of others which isn’t really what we’ve been called to do.



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DC

posted October 10, 2008 at 11:06 am


Thank you for a very thoughtful and compassionate post. Your last line is perfect.



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anonymous reincarnate

posted October 10, 2008 at 4:08 pm


“Christians are no longer viewed as loving their neighbor as themselves”
yes. (the christian right, anyway.)
“we appear to be at war with gays”
yes.
“using [our] power to stop others from voicing their opinion”
yes.
“or for a business to reach out to communities in an attempt to expand their market share”
yes.
“We are perceived as pushing our agenda at the expense of others”
yes.



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Sean

posted October 10, 2008 at 6:00 pm


McDonald’s will be receiving no more of my gay dollars.



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