American Family Association boycotts McDonalds for ties with gay group
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 American Family Association began a boycott campaign against McDonald's in response to the company's membership in the Washington-based National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
The AFA is promoting its boycott, including an online anti-McDonald's petition, to its more than 2.5 million members.
"This boycott is not about hiring homosexuals. It is not about homosexuals eating at McDonald's," the AFA states on its BoycottMcDonalds.com website.
"McDonald's has chosen … to give the full weight of their corporation to promoting the homosexual agenda, including homosexual marriage."