Peter LaBarbera isn't paying attention to the AFA.
He wrote up a whole post about why he's joining the boycott of McDonald's, and he links to info found on HRC's Corporate Equality Index:
For those not playing along at home (don't blame you), let's refresh our memories as to what the AFA stressed this boycott was not about:
The boycott isn't about "how homosexual employees are treated," which, is, like, what the CEI is supposed to measure.
I guess the AFA just put that disclaimer on their site so that they don't look like the horrible people we already knew they were. But I guess their soldiers can't follow marching orders and make themselves presentable for a primetime audience.
So guess what folks! The boycott is now also because McDonald's hiring LGBT people and not spitting on them every day. Because they're the only corporation that does that.
But I also found this interesting about his McDonald's eating habits:
Pathetic as it may sound for what it reveals about my eating habits (and in my own defense I do have five kids), I've probably avoided spending easily $100-$150 since vowing not to reward the "gay"-promoting fast food chain a while back.
This is a boycott that any American, now matter how "average," can take part in and help make successful. Past AFA boycotts affected those who may have been in the market to buy a car (Ford) or visit a Florida theme park (Disneyworld), but this boycott is for anyone with enough willpower to redirect his growling stomach away from the Golden Arches as he drives down the road....
I haven't seen any data on this, but I'll bet that McDonald's execs know full well that "burger loyalty" to their chain is not near what it used to be in an age with so many fast and cheap eating options. We'll see if they continue to dig in their heels against AFA or actually get out of the Homosexuality Promotion business.
$100-$150? That's a lot of McDonald's for his kids since the AFA started it's boycott a couple weeks ago. And that's just one junk food restaurant.
Seriously, though, I thought the whole point of the nuclear family model that these folks promote at every corner was so that kids could have financial support from a working father and good food and care from a stay-at-home mom? This is their solution to pretty much everything, from obesity to poverty to homosexuality to poor performance in schools.... I'm surprised that such an upstanding heterosexual family would be eating that much junk food.
Or maybe I'm just jealous that, on our blog's birthday, we didn't make Peter LaBarbera's Hall of Shame. Congrats to those who did, Wayne Besen, Jeremy Hooper, and Pam Spaulding!
Just one more thing... I've been hearing rumors of some people starting a McDonald's buycott in response to the AFA's boycott. That makes about as much sense as starting a crack buycott because the Religious Right doesn't like drugs. Gawsh, there are already enough political reasons to avoid eating at McDonald's without even getting started on what it'll do to your health.