Thursday, July 24, 2008

Letting McDonald's Know (With Courtesy and Grace) Why You're Avoiding the Golden Arches

A friend in Pennsylvania, Jesse Bagwell, sends news about the ongoing efforts to persuade McDonald's to "cease and desist" from their recent promotions of homosexual activism. Most worrisome to Christians and other pro-family organizations (the American Family Association, the Family Research Council, Liberty Council, and others) has been the McDonald’s Corporation joining and contributing thousands of dollars to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, a homosexual activist organization that, among other things, demands the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Vital Signs Blog moved on this story when alerted to it by Rick Pearcey over at Pro-Existence. In fact, we may have coined the term "McBoycott" in our subsequent posts of April 8 and May 9. (This June 25 post is also relevant.) And therefore, we're pleased to pass along news of the campaign and, especially, opportunities for principled protest of McDonald's current policy like the one Jesse alerted us to. Thanks, Jesse.

Be forewarned though. The comments section of the McDonald's blog that the Liberty Council urges you to utilize will only appear on that web site if McDonald's "approves" it. It's quite likely then that none of the complaints will make it into cyberspace. But that doesn't at all mean that the McDonald's Corporation itself won't get the message. So send your note along anyway.