Will You Support McDonald’s Now that the Ultra-Right Hates Them?

The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of McDonald’s restaurants, claiming that the company is giving “the full weight of their corporation to promoting the homosexual agenda, including homosexual marriage,” according to Box Turtle Bulletin.

Normally I’d be more than happy to urge people to support a company that supports the LGBT community, especially when they’re under fire from the right. Supporting McDonald’s, however, conflicts with some very basic feelings I have as a mother, though—namely, that kids should learn good eating habits.

Good for McDonald’s if they are supporting the LGBT community. I saw a group of Mickey D employees in corporate t-shirts at the San Francisco Pride March last weekend, so I assume there’s some truth to it. Still, the enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend, even if we share common values in a few instances.

Besides, if McDonald’s was really earnest about courting the community of lesbian moms, wouldn’t they offer hummus-and-sprout pita pockets or some such? (Yeah, yeah, stereotypes. I know.) Or put little Dottie and/or BuddyG action figures in their Happy Meals?