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07/09/2008

Be it arrests or bulging waist lines, activism demands sacrifices

by Jeremy Hooper

200807091315The Woodhull Freedom Foundation, an organization dedicated to sexual freedom, has launched an organized push for a McDonald's "Buycott." In the wake of the American Family Association's boycott of the fast food chain because of its perceived gay-friendliness, the Woodhull folks are asking gay-supportive consumers to load up on McFlurries and french fries in the name of LGBT rights. Press release after the jump:

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Your thoughts

It would be funny if McD's actually posts higher earnings this quarter. Someone wrote about the boycott that McDonalds managed to piss off precisely the demographic that they don't want, and in so doing they made their restaurants more pleasant for all of their other patrons, and it only cost them 20 grand. Only time will tell.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 9, 2008 1:13:29 PM

I've already started. Yesterday, for lunch, I bought 2 chicken snack wraps at our local McD's. For me, that represents a 100% increase over last month's purchases at McD's.

Posted by: keltic | Jul 9, 2008 1:42:22 PM

If you want to avoid the extra pounds, buy a gift card and give it to the homeless shelter (preferably not the Salvation Army though). I treat myself to McD's once a week, and ironically, that was today! #4 combo with a Coke. :)

Posted by: Larry | Jul 9, 2008 1:47:03 PM

There are some who believe that it is possible to "eat healthy" at fast food chains, but most believe that the pursuit eating healthily eliminates everything tasty from those menus. But there are some guidelines that can be followed when making menu selections that somewhat mitigate the otherwise profoundly unhealthy aspects of fast food. Here is one site that offers some pointers to the newly minted McDonald's BoycottBustin' patrons:

http://www.helpguide.org/life/fast_food_nutrition.htm

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 9, 2008 3:33:12 PM

They have a special going on right now, buy a super sized value meal and get a free Coke glass. You bet I am there every chance I get, diet or no diet.

Posted by: Traci | Jul 9, 2008 8:53:10 PM

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