McDonalds President and Chief of Operations Don Thompson is under fire for making disparaging remarks about the gay and lesbian community in a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune. Thomas claimed that since he was Christian, McDonalds would not run any gay positive ads in the USA.
Thompson, discussing a gay positive ad released in France several weeks ago, told the Chicago Tribune that:
“I’ve never shied away from the fact that I’m a Christian. I have my own personal beliefs and I don’t impose those on anybody else. I’ve been in countries where the majority of the people in the country don’t believe in a deity or they may be atheist. Or the majority of the country is Muslim. Or it may be the majority is much younger skewed. So when you look at all these differences, it’s not that I’m to be the judge or the jury relative to right or wrong. Having said that, at McDonald’s, there are core values we stand for and the world is getting much closer. So we have a lot of conversations. We’re going to make some mistakes at times. (We talk) about things that may have an implication in one part of the world and may be the cultural norm in another part of the world. And those are things that, yes, we’re going to learn from. But, you’re right, that commercial won’t show in the United States.”
Look at the implication of Thompson’s words: I am a Christian but I won’t impose my beliefs on others; yet because I am a Christian I refuse to show a gay positive ad in the USA. The man is a hypocrite.
Clearly, Thompson is simply getting his bona fides in a row in order for President Sarah Palin to appoint him to the U.S. Supreme Court.
I can’t think of a better reason to eat anywhere other than McDonald’s.