Oct 10, 2008, 11:49AM

Boycott McDonald's

Not that anyone needs further reason to stop patronizing the grease palace, but it now turns out that they're afraid of alienating gay-hating Christian customers everywhere.

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This just in from the Department of Spineless Corporate Hacks:

Back in March, Richard Ellis, McDonald's vice president for communications took a seat on the board of National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. (He was already on the board of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.) Now, the company has forced him to resign from that position—perhaps because of a boycott by the insane "American Family Association." What's more, McDonald's has sent an email to all its franchise owners, clarifying that "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." And, according to the AFA, "McDonald's also said that the company has no plans to renew their membership in NGLCC when it expires in December."

  • This will have ZERO effect on the sales at McDonald's. The economy might, but not this kind of politics. I hate the pinheads who discriminate against gays, but if I boycotted all companies who have such skeletons in their closet, so to speak, there would be few places I could patronize. Get a grip.

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  • food preferences aside, i have come to appreciate mcdonalds slightly over the past few weeks. as it would be, it is the only place in france that has free wireless, and have never bought anything, and still they have never told me to leave. on a side note, i don't understand it, but there seems to be a maddening mcdonald's infatuation overtaking the younger generation here...

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  • wow. that's kinda sucky. like majorly sucky. but sourpuss is right: you cant possibly boycott all the places that have this type of anti-gay stance. i mean, at least McDo WAS pro-gay or whatever before the crazy american family association reared its bibles. at the end of the day, it's a business. and there are a lotta crazy christian folks in McDo saturated areas.

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