Family Advocates Take McDonald’s Boycott to Home of the Golden Arches After “Hate” Smear

Family Advocates Take McDonald’s Boycott to Home of the Golden Arches After “Hate” Smear

By Peter J. Smith

OAK BROOK, Illinois, July 16, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The boycott against McDonald’s over its public support of a gay lobby group pushing same-sex “marriage” has now escalated, as the pro-family groups the global hamburger giant accused recently of “hate” have brought the fight right to the home of the famed Golden Arches.

The American Family Association (AFA), Americans for Truth, the Illinois Family Institute, and the legal advocacy group Liberty Counsel held a joint press conference Wednesday in front of the McDonald’s restaurant across from McDonald’s corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois to protest the corporation’s statements that people opposed to its support of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), were motivated by “hate.”

The family groups had asked McDonald’s to stop supporting the NGLCC, which advocates same-sex “marriage,” and repeated their call for McDonald’s to remain neutral in the culture wars.

“Unfortunately, McDonalds has chosen to side with militant homosexual activists over people with traditional values,” stated Matt Barber, Director of Cultural Affairs with Liberty Counsel. “The company has further escalated the controversy by lodging a personal attack against the tens of millions of Americans who support traditional sexual morality and legitimate marriage.”

Barber continued, “While referring to Christians and other people with traditional values, McDonald’s spokesman Bill Whitman arrogantly told the Washington Post that, ‘Hatred has no place in our culture,’ thereby suggesting that people who support the historical definition of marriage are simply motivated by ‘hate.’

“This insult is highly offensive, and anyone who supports traditional marriage should boycott McDonalds and tell the company why they’re doing so.”

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