Social conservatives are upping the ante in their war against McDonald’s, the restaurant that no doubt raised them.
People like the American Family Association are absolutely seeing red over the fast food chain’s National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
McDonald’s apparently attempted to quell their rage, but only ended up making them more mad, according to an AFA Action Alert…
McDonald’s is still trying to distort their support for the homosexual agenda by twisting words. While McDonald’s says it is not a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the NGLCC website proudly lists them as a “Corporate Partner and Organizational Ally.” In a telephone call from McDonald’s Vice-President Jack Daly, on May 2, he confirmed to AFA that it gave $20,000 to the NGLCC.
In addition, Daly told AFA that Richard Ellis, vice president of communications for McDonald’s, is a “gay man” and personally approved the $20,000 donation to the NGLCC. Mr. Daly also claimed that Richard Ellis was elected to the NGLCC board as a private citizen and not a representative of McDonald’s. Yet, Richard Ellis is listed on the NGLCC website as Vice President of Communications, McDonald’s USA.
So dedicated to promoting gay activities on public streets, McDonald’s sponsored the 2007 San Francisco Gay Pride parade with a television commercial. In the ad, McDonald’s brags that it is “a company that actively demonstrates its commitment to the gay and lesbian community.”
We’ve gone ahead and included the AFA’s low-budget footage of the offending gay pride commercial.