The US Christian group that pressured Heinz to pull an UK commercial featuring two men kissing is now targeting McDonald's , accusing the fast-food chain of refusing "to remain neutral in the culture war". The AFA urged its members to complain to Heinz last month about a Deli Mayo commercial that depicted two men kissing, although the advert was only shown in the UK. The commercial was pulled from the airwaves before the AFA campaign reached its peak. The group, which describes itself as supportive of "traditional family values", has previously mounted boycotts of Ford and Disney for engaging with the gay community.
US Christian group boycotts McDonald's for association with gay organisation
McDonald's Pro-Gay Ad Sparks Protest
By Amanda Chatel for YourTango. You'd think in , with DOMA having been found unconstitutional, people would step into the present and accept the future. That future being, of course, that, and you're going to want to sit down for this revelation: gay men and women are people, too! In the wake of Barilla's head honcho, Guido Barilla's homophobic and sexist remarks , a boycott followed, and we were once again forced to realize that some people just refuse to see everyone as equal.
McDonald's Ad You Won't See in the U.S.
If just one more Senate Republican agrees to vote to legalize same-sex marriage, New York could be granting marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples by the middle of July. Another Republican lawmaker on Tuesday publicly declared support for gay marriage, bringing the number of votes in favor of a bill to 31—just one short needed to clear the bill through the Republican-led Senate. Confident of passage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the legislation on Tuesday.
McDonald's has come under attack recently over what critics claim to be a high-profile endorsement of homosexuality. Among the groups that have lashed out against the recent move has been the American Family Association AFA , which has encouraged pro-family citizens to write in to McDonald's with complaints, condemning the action. McDonald's, however, has denied that the appointment of its vice president of communications to the board of the NGLCC constitutes an endorsement of homosexuality, arguing that the AFA has wrongly overblown the issue in its newsletters attacking the company. Don Wildmon, founder and chairman of AFA, has suggested that a boycott on McDonald's products was a "possibility" if the company would not rectify its actions, according to Baptist Press.