Friday, July 11, 2008

Ronald McDonald Is Acting Like Bozo; Doesn't Need Hateful Christians

McDonald’s and I have enjoyed a pleasant relationship for many years. Ever since my high school days, when hamburgers were fifteen cents, it has been one of my favorite fast food choices. In the last few years their one dollar menu and their senior discount meant that I could drop in once or twice each week for a double cheeseburger, an order of fries and unlimited refills on my diet cola for under three dollars. Life is good!

So I was a little disturbed when the American Family Association called for Christians to boycott the golden arches because of the corporation’s support of the gay agenda. O.K. so I didn’t completely stop eating my senior happy meals but I did notice my visits were less frequent.

Hey, it’s a free country and they can make BOZO business decisions, however insane they may be, according to what they believe is in their best interest. Frankly, I find it very confusing to try to keep up with every corporation’s parent organizations, stockholders, and investments in order to control where the profits from my consumerism will be spent after it has left my pocket. The Apostle Paul gave us some real practical instruction in that regard when he said, “Whatever is found in the marketplace, that eat, asking no questions for conscience sake.”

But then today World Net Daily reported this outrageous story. According to Bill Whitman, McDonald's, CEO, those who oppose homosexuality for religious reasons are participating in "hate."

"Mr. Whitman has intentionally avoided addressing the reason for the boycott. Instead, in response to the boycott, he simply stated, “Hatred has no place in our culture.” This boycott is not about hiring gays or how gay employees are treated. It is about McDonald's choosing to put the full weight of their corporation behind promoting their agenda," the AFA alert said.

So, Ronald, it’s been nice knowing you but I’m leaving and I am going to sign on to AFA's boycott. I'll miss you buddy. Besides, your french fries don't really taste all that good anymore since you caved in to the pressures of the transfat police. But now your golden arches kinda look like rainbows and your CEO has insulted me and disrespected my Christian faith. His accusations about Christians being hateful seems a little disingenuous, don’t you think? If you repent and fire your CEO, I’ll consider coming back. In the mean time you can find me at Burger King.


Daisy said...

I agree. McDonalds is being pretty "in our face" about their stand on homosexuality and as such have lost our business (I'll miss those .69 cent diet coke specials).

Daisy said...

Hey, I just looked it up. Burger King is a "corporate partner" of NGLCC also. Here's the link...

I don't know. Maybe you could check out Wendy's for a while. That frosty is pretty good Good luck.

Ralph M. Petersen- Always Right;Sometimes Wrong! said...

Woah, I had no idea. Oh well, I didn't really like Burger King all that much anyway.

There is a new Wendy's opening soon about three blocks from my house. I like their food. You can get a bacon cheese burger, a great bowl of chili and a diet cola for about three bucks.