This is something that shouldn't be news, but has appeared in a few stories (like this one today in The Washington Post) since last week. The "American Family Association" (AFA) is at it again with another boycott. This time they're up in arms over McDonald's joining the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, placing an executive on their board of directors.
So the AFA has issued a boycott, telling members to contact the company and avoid Happy Meals in the meanwhile. The AFA asked McDonald's to remove itself from the chamber, but they have declined. And they had this to say:
“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.”
“McDonald’s is associated with countless local and national affinity groups. . . . We have a well-established and proud heritage of associating with individuals and organizations that share the belief that every person has the right to live and work in a community free of discrimination.”
Well I say kudos to McDonald's for standing up for equality and fairness! Being summer time, I've been trying to avoid carbs, but I just might need to go have a Big Mac after reading this.