October 9, 2008
Dear Jonathan & Barbara,
Great news! Because of AFA supporters like you, McDonald’s has told AFA they will remain neutral in the culture war regarding homosexual marriage. AFA is ending the boycott of McDonald’s. As you know, AFA called for the boycott in May after McDonald’s joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
McDonald’s said McDonald’s Vice President Richard Ellis has resigned his position on the board of NGLCC and that his seat on the board will not be replaced. McDonald’s also said that the company has no plans to renew their membership in NGLCC when it expires in December.
In an e-mail to McDonald’s franchised owners the company said, “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.”
We appreciate the decision by McDonald’s to no longer support political activity by homosexual activist organizations. You might want to thank your local McDonald’s manager.
They must've felt the effects of the boycott --as did Levi and Disney before them.
If people think such boycotts aren't "right," they are mistaken. I don't need to support a company with my dollars who is actively supporting groups that want gay marriage, undermining the traditional family.
I still maintain that homosexual temptation is no different, no more compelling and inevitable and immutable, than pedophilia, adultery, incest, rape, or any other temptation involving sexual libido --temptations which start with a first thought. AT that point, we are at a crossroads with choice. We need to fortify that mental and spiritual FILTER that refuses to allow illicit thoughts into the brain to gain a stronghold. "Just don't go there!" in one's "vain imaginations." (A Biblical phrase.)
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible