Apparently some groups of gay marriage opponents have announced a boycott of McDonald’s. Something tells me that won’t last, particularly if their kids keep begging them for Happy Meals or a little time at the Golden Arches’ playgrounds. It makes me sad to think how parents will explain to their children that they cannot go to McDonald’s (hopefully not "because Mommy and Daddy don’t want other children to have two Daddies or two Mommies"). Ick, ick, ick.
Here’s one (kind of funnily-put) line from the Washington Post article:
"We’re saying that there are people who support AFA who don’t appreciate their dollars from the hamburgers they bought being put into an organization that’s going to fight against the values they believe in," Tim Wildmon, the association’s president, said yesterday.
Then there is the McDonald’s quote, which I like:
"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."
You can read the full article on the Washington Post’s web site (you may need a free registration to view the whole article, which I recommend). Also, I am now feeling inclined to post some of my photos from Chicago Gay Pride here on MSP. Coming soon…