Friday, July 18, 2008

Wingnuts Protest at McDonald's Headquarters

The following is a video of a small protest by right wing fanatics in front of the McDonald's headquarters. Hate groups such as the American Family Association, and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, gathered to hold a press conference because McDonald's donated $20,000 to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

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Laurie said...

It says the video is no longer

Why can't people see that the ones
who make the biggest stink about
homosexuality are uncomfortable
with who they are themselves and
are sitting so far in the closet.


Queers United said...

Laurie the video is working fine for me. Is anyone else having this problem?

and yes I totally agree with you, I bet many of the people in this video are struggling with same-sex attractions and so they deal with it in this negative way.

Anonymous said...

The video worked for me. I can't believe these people have nothing better to do with their lives.

"It's good to see the children here today"? Excuse me, but who's the group doing the recruiting?

If I hear the phrase "the homosexual agenda" one more time I might snap.

planet trans said...

I am so sorry for those poor people in the back ground of this video. The faithfull puppy look on the bruiser sweating in a dark wool suit is pitiful and betrays insincerity.
I did not have a problem with the vid. I did call Macedee's and thank a very sweet man for making the SouthWest Salad. Ya it's that good!

Tom said...

I'm glad to see the nutcases boycott McDonalds.

They claim their boycott of Ford is responsible for Ford's financial problems, which we all know is a load of crap.

So when McDonald's comes out of this unscathed, we will know. Of course, the nutcases won't ever admit they didn't succeed.

They will still be screaming success when there voice is but a small whimper.

CrackerLilo said...

I'm hoping that as these children grow up, they'll remember the summer they didn't get Happy Meals because their parents were homophobic assholes. On my ex-Christian e-mail list, we talk frequently about how we weren't permitted a variety of fun things because "God" didn't want us to have them. Now, granted, it's not that huge a tragedy compared to other things that children worldwide endure, and lots of kids don't eat at all, etc., etc. But that is one hell of a fearful, depressing and joyless way to grow up.

Interesting aside--one of the things Peter LaBarbera talked about here was the specter of McDonald's embracing transgendered employees. He talks about men in dresses and high heels. At McDonald's? Really? Female-born women who work there have to wear polyester pants and slip-resistant shoes and pull their hair back--I know because I was one. He also raises the question of McDonald's paying for sex-change surgery for employees. Yeah. Because the insurance is *soooooo* damn good for McDonald's employees...

The excellent good news here is that if McDonald's is becoming more tolerant, our government can't be *that* far behind.

Queers United said...

Hippiemeg & preset - When I heard that line in the video I nearly barfed, it is a tradgedy that children are being exposed to the radical right wing "lifestyle"

Larry - Thank you for giving me the chuckles this morning, I read your comment at 7am and I was laughing and smiling.

Kelli - Thanks for calling them!

Tom - Regardless of whether McD's loses or makes profits this upcoming quarter, the fundies will find a way to say their boycott hurt McDonald's.

Queers United said...

Cracker - I have Americans for "truth" on my reader list as well. That Peter is such a wacko, he must be a closeted homo with many fetishes.

As far the government being not that far behind... I hope you are right but with people the likes of Sally Kern and her brethren I fear we have a ways to go.

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to another blog, regarding La Barbie:

"very interesting!"

Queers United said...

LoL Larry thanks for sharing the link. I was sad the site didn't show Porno Pete in his mock leather attire, that always cracks me up.

Laurie said...

YEAH! I am able to see the video
now! Yep, I wouldn't doubt that
he's GAY! He's so far in the closet
I should have him look for the coat
I lost in 1984.


Queers United said...

Thanks anonymous you encouraged me to quote you in my new entry.

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