Thursday, July 3, 2008

The American Family Association's Business of Bigotry

Submitted by Anon.

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the GLBT business community.

Most rational people understand that trying to promote success by eliminating bigotry & discrimination in the economy is a good thing and that communities as a whole, and the business sector in particular, are better off when the people who live and work in those communities, particularly the creative and risk-taking entrepreneurs, including GLBT people, are supported and encouraged to innovate.

Unfortunately, the American Family Association is not rational.

No, this master of Venango County’s own advocate of biblical literalism, Diane Gramley, is now launching a boycott against the Golden Arches of McDonalds because the fast food chain supports and is a corporate member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Fortunately, McDonalds rebuked AFA founder Donald Wildmon’s demands that it withdraw such support, telling him the corporation has a commitment to diversity.

Here's a link to Truth Wins Out's press release about the whole affair:


Anonymous said...

Wonderful news on this 4th of July and Congrats to patriotic McDonalds for its courageous stand in supporting fairness for glbt's and for defying the AFA's boycott! McDonalds is just one of hundreds of America's largest and best employers who have renounced bigotry and discrimination in favor of advocating for equality and fairness for their glbt employees by offering domestic partnership benefits to all employees. They know what some in Venango have yet to discover: Fairness and equal benefits for all employees is good for business and good for America!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh - It's my understanding that right here in Venango County one employer offers benefits to same sex couples - UPMC Northwest. Why isn't the AFA boycotting the hospital? Wouldn't that go over like a lead balloon?