Not much seems to shock me these days, but I have to admit when I learned about McDonald’s recent activities, I must say it was a little shocking. What am I referring to? Well…McDonald’s recently signed onto the ‘gay’ agenda. Yes, the largest family restaurant put an executive on the board of a homosexual Chamber of Commerce. If you go to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s website, it leads to a promotional advertisement for children’s Happy Meals at the McDonalds website. Since when did we confuse happy and gay?
McDonald’s restaurant’s have gained international fame with its Golden Arches, kids happy meals, and even Ronald McDonald, but signing on to promote “gay” and “lesbian” business ventures? I do not see the family-friendly tie in? Am I missing something here?
McDonald’s describes itself as “socially responsible.” In my opinion, there is a huge difference between social responsible and moral responsible. Why does a large corporation need to advance a gay agenda? In remarks on its website attributed to “Jim,” McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner, says “Being a socially responsible organization is a fundamental part of who we are. We have an obligation to use our size and resources to make a difference in the world … and we do.”
There is also a fine line between “accepting” a group of people and promoting an “agenda”. You can love the sinner and hate the sin, but to me this crosses the line of morality. As someone who believes and reads God’s Word, I welcome homosexuals to be treated with respect and dignity, but I do not believe corporations should go out of their way to back activities that clearly oppose God’s Word and traditional family values.
Yet another incentive for my family to drop a diet of fast food and continue seeking healthier alternatives…at stores that are not pushing an “agenda’. From now on the only happy meals we’ll be buying are the ones that make me happy because I know my family is eating healthy!