AFA Begins McBoycott

The American Family Association launches a boycott of McDonalds “in response to the fast-food chain’s support of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). McDonald’s “contributed $20,000 to the organization,” which describes itself as “the LGBT business voice in Washington, on Wall Street, and down Main Street USA.” The AFA, of course, “feels it is ‘inappropriate’ for McDonalds, as a family restaurant, to clearly endorse one side of the culture wars.” Tim Wildmon: “What we’re talking about is taking $20,000 of corporate money and making a donation to a gay and lesbian activist organization. We think that’s wrong and we want people to know what McDonald’s has done here.”