Has a fundie bat been taken to Ronald McDonald’s kneecaps? That’s what Donald Wildmon and the American Family Association indicates, as it declares victory in pressing the burger giant to step away from its association with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

McDonald’s officials confirmed today to WND that Richard Ellis, who had been named to the “gay” chamber board after McDonald’s contributed $20,000 to the organization, “made a personal decision to step down” after he accepted a new position with McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada.

McDonald’s officials also told AFA the company has no plans to renew its membership in the special interest group when it expires in December.

“We appreciate the decision by McDonald’s to no longer support political activity by homosexual activist organizations,” AFA chairman Donald E. Wildmon said in a prepared statement.

…McDonald’s statement, from media relations vice president William Whitman, said the company “stands by and supports our people. Diversity and inclusion are integral components of our brand and our heritage. We continue to have strong employee networks throughout our company and will continue to align our brand with individuals and organizations that share our belief in supporting our people and the communities we serve.”

So, what about this cave-in? What do you think motivated this move? I cannot fathom that there was that big a drop in Happy Meal profits to kneel to the Wildmon hate machine.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding