Monday, August 18, 2008
Boycotting Mickey D's
Since I slapped the ex-Burger King employee around a bit last week, I am going to slap McDonalds around a bit today in a gesture of fairness.
By now, quite a few of you have heard about the American Family Association's boycott of McDonalds for its open advocacy of homosexual issues. You can find out more here. Still more probably have not heard of the boycott. I have been skeptical about the overall effectiveness of boycotts, but they have been known to have an impact from time to time. This is one that I can support wholeheartedly. Why?
This is not about non-discrimination. This has nothing to do with not serving or not hiring gays. This is about support and advocacy of the lifestyle, including giving money to gay rights groups. McDonalds has crossed the line in my judgment. Therefore, I for one am not buying from them until they reverse course.
I can make a better hamburger anyway.