Monday, July 14, 2008

Golden Arches' spokesman says Christian boycotters "hate" homosexuals -- Not the way to make customers happy.

McDonald's spokesman Bill Whitman basically accused conservative Christians, boycotting McDonald's for it's support of homosexual social and political causes, of promoting hate according to story by Whitman told the Washington Post, "Hatred has no place in our culture." He goes on to say "...we stand by and support our people to live and work in a society free of discrimination and harassment."

The boycott is sponsored by the American Family Association (AFA) which responded, "Throwing out any pretense of being neutral in the culture war, McDonald's has taken up the rhetoric of gay activists, suggesting those who oppose same-sex marriage (SSM) are motivated by hate."

McDonald's is supportive of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) to which McDonald's donates money and sits on their board of directors. NGLCC lobbies Congress on a number of pro-homosexual issues including the promotion of same-sex marriage.

According to

AFA said McDonald's donated $20,000 to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in exchange for membership in the NGLCC and a seat on the group's board of directors. The NGLCC lobbies Congress on a wide range of issues, including the promotion of same-sex marriage.

AFA had asked the corporation to remove its name and logo from the NGLCC website, where it is listed as a "corporate partner and organization ally." AFA also requested that McDonald's remove the endorsement of NGLCC by Richard Ellis, vice president of communications for McDonald's USA, from the website.

They also note that AFA says the issue isn't about hiring homosexual employees but putting corporate support behind a radical social and political agenda.

AFA has encouraged successful boycotts of a number of large corporations. The most recent and noteworthy was Ford Motors Co. That boycott lasted for two years during which time Ford's sales dropped 8% a month for the two year period.

McDonald's corporate response will only further upset folks. If they think this will simply blow over, I think they are mistaken.


Anonymous said...

I wish you would stop calling yourselves conservatives.

Your the religious extremist.

own up to it.

Anonymous said...

sorry to burst your bubble but the ford moters co dropped because of consumerist issues.

Such as why they are closing down the plant here.

Gas/oil/price/big city/smaller cars......

The way of the automobile is changing and Ford didn't.

That is why they dropped.

Get your facts straight.

Conservative... Not a extremist.

Anonymous said...

American Family Association ?

I have children, I am gay, I am an american!

jef said...

Coporate america, Coporate giant globally. Signiture of what is american clear cross the board.

Its been said. Hate.

You will have to deal with that.

The pride parade here in the twin cities, target, wells fargo.

The public schools.

Straight moms and your neighbors.

Its been said. Hate.

You can believe what you want. But to force it on the law, is when the civil rights, and social rights will rally.

Its a genetic make up. It is what it is. You don't like it. Fine. But to continue to try and stop it is sin in its self.

lloydletta said...

Oh now I see the anonocomments you are calling "hateful" - that's nonsense. Truth hurts.

Anonocommenter pointed out why Ford lost money.