Friday, August 01, 2008

Haters Unite Against McDonald's

While I'm clearing my name of the evil spammer label, I should clarify my stand on hate.

Rob and I are not huge boycotters, but we recently made the decision to boycott McDonald's. According to the McDonald's spokesperson, we are motivated by hate. Yes, everyone who has ever met Rob or me will tell you, we are hate-filled bigots. Gee whiz, give me a break. I vow to never eat in a McDonald's ever again. Ever.

McDonalds Strikes Back at Family Boycott with Charges of “Hate”
By Peter J. Smith
OAK BROOK, Illinois, July 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Fast food
giant McDonald’s is returning fire against a pro-family boycott, saying family
advocates opposed to their affiliation with pro-homosexual organizations are
guilty of “hate.”
The American Family Association has led the boycott of McDonald’s restaurants since July 3, after the global hamburger empire refused requests to remain neutral in the culture wars and to withdraw their public support from the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), a homosexual lobby that pushes same-sex “marriage.”
Instead, McDonald’s spokesman Bill Whitman told the Washington Post that the boycott was motivated by “hate” and McDonald’s would continue to remain in the NGLCC.
“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.”
However, the AFA, which has over 2.2 million members, has pointed out that its boycott has nothing to do with McDonald’s homosexual employees, but everything to do with McDonald’s cash from its 31,000 restaurants worldwide flowing from families into anti-family endeavors. (
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jul/08070402.html)
To sign a petition, read the whole article, or take other action, click
here.


If you too are guilty of hate and therefore boycotting McDonald's, but are having trouble giving up those Big Macs, just rent Super Size Me and then go to the library and borrow Chew On This. I guarantee it'll help you kick the habit.

You'll be a hater, but you'll be a healthier hater. (Umm, wonder if Blogger will shut me down for this?)

1 comment:

John Rich said...

Maureen, two things. First, encouragement. It isn't obvious that Google/Blogger has it in for orthodox and politically conservative Christians, but...

It's fairly obvious where Google's sympathies lie. And they are rather to the left. So, keep on keeping on; blog the Word; blog Christ and him crucified.

You may also wish to consider switching to WordPress, which I did after having severe technical issues with Blogger.

Unfortunately, they, too, have a means by which political or cultural opponents can sabotage your blog (“Report as mature;” “Report as spam”). But, at least, I’ve not heard or seen anything linking WordPress as an entity to left-wing or anti-Christian causes.

Second, on boycotting Mickey Dee: I disagree with this notion, but certainly not because I disagree that homosexual behavior is a grave sin.

Our culture at large violates the second commandment 24/7 with its worship of celebrities and fashion and other manifestations of the Golden Calf. And, even casual observation tells us that virtually all other commandments are violated with abandon. It’s become so pervasive that it’s “normal.”

Can we successfully boycott our entire culture? Yes; perhaps in small intentional communities. But for the vast majority of us, this is not an option. Our approach in my family is to pray and bear it. And remember that this world is Satan’s dominion.

Final note: "Super Size Me" is nothing more than left-wing agitprop: it assumes we are all sheep; stupid sheep at that. Yes, if all we ate were Big Macs and fries and shakes, we’d be pretty unhealthy. What a revelation that was.

Blessings.