McDonald’s Has Become a Part of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
The eRumor says that McDonald’s (the hamburger chain) has become part of a nationwide effort to promote gay and lesbian business ventures.
The forwarded email is from the text of an alert send to its members by the American Family Association (AFA).
According to both McDonald’s and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), this is true.
On the NGLCC website Richard Ellis, Vice President, Communications for McDonalds is listed at a member of the board of NGLCC.
One note: The quote by McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner is on the McDonald’s website, but not with reference to the NGLCC. It appears in the “Corporate Responsibility Blog” from June, 2007 in a post about the annual shareholder’s meeting. Skinner’s remarks on that occasion do not include any reference to homosexual issues.