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Sochi Olympic Sponsors Coke and McDonalds: The Olympic Games Should Stay In Russia

Coke McDonalds Olympic Sponsor

Pink News and Buzzfeed have obtained statements from both the Coca Cola Corporation and McDonalds about the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi Russia.  While both companies expressed support for the LGBT community they also stand steadfast that the Olympic Games should remain in Russia despite it’s heinous anti-LGBT laws.

From McDonald’s: 

There’s no room for discrimination under the Golden Arches. McDonald’s welcomes 69 million customers around the world every day representing different races, nationalities, religions, genders, ages and sexual orientations. McDonald’s supports the spirit of the Olympic Games and its ability to unite the world in a positive and inspirational way. We’ve been a proud sponsor of the Games for 37 years. Regarding the recent Russian legislation, we support the International Olympic Committee’s belief that sport is a human right and the Olympic Games should be open to all, free of discrimination, and that applies to spectators, officials, media and athletes.

From Coca Cola:

We have long been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and have advocated for inclusion and diversity through both our policies and practices. We do not condone human rights abuses, intolerance, or discrimination of any kind anywhere in the world. As a sponsor since 1928, we believe the Olympic Games are a force for good that unite people through a common interest in sports, and we have seen firsthand the positive impact and long-lasting legacy they leave on every community that has been a host.

Quick translation: “My God, we’ve already invested millions!  But good luck to all you little LGTB people.”

Da da da da da. I’m hating it!

INJUSTICE: Transgender Women Savagely Beaten At McDonalds Attacker Gets Only 5 Year Sentence

The images transgender victim Chrissy Lee Polis being savagely beaten by two girls at a McDonalds in Baltimore Maryland while workers stood by and watched will forever be burned into our minds.  The brutal attack, captured on videotape  (Warning: Disturbing footage) sent shock waves and horrified the LGBT community.  Teonna Monae Brown, 19, pleaded guilty last month to first-degree assault and a hate crime in the beating.

Baltimore County Circuit Judge John Grason Turnbull II after watching the video tape of the crime Brown’s attack on Polis “absolutely outrageous behavior” but  said the prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation was “more than reasonable.” 

Brown, who tearfully apologized in court Tuesday, was only sentenced to 10 years in prison, with five years suspended, plus three years of supervised probation, as prosecutors sought. The maximum sentence for the crimes is 35 years.

“The whole incident is unfortunate and demonstrates the lack of knowledge and understanding, and discrimination against transgender people,” said Patrick Wojahn, board president of the Equality Maryland Foundation. “If anything, five years may have been too short of an amount of time for the attack and the amount of hatred that was shown in the incident.”

Maryland State Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk agreed. “Five years is not enough for what she did. It was really horrible — nobody should do something like that to another human being,” said Pena-Melnyk,

In an emotional statement submitted to the court, Polis wrote that she did not forgive Brown and her 14-year-old companion for the attack. She described a demeaning attack in which Brown and the younger girl spat on her, called her names, kicked her and pulled out her hair. “While being beaten, I felt like I was going to die that day,” Polis wrote. After the beatings, her epileptic seizures, which had stopped for a year, started again and became more frequent  My private life has been exposed to the world. I lost my job. I cannot go anywhere without the fear of getting hurt again,” Polis wrote. “I want to go into a hole and hide.”

Our hearts and prayer are with you Christie Lee

The injustice.  Only 5 years……. What the HELL is wrong with this country!

(Video) Baltimore McDonald’s Transgender Attack Victim Meets The Woman Who Tried To Help Her

Chrissy Polis, the transgender woman who was viciously attacked  at a McDonald’s in Baltimore last month wanted to meet the mystery woman who was the only person that came to her defense while McDonald’s employees stood around and watched and videotaped the horrible assault.

The woman who has now been found, Vicky Thoms, told ABC 2 in Baltimore that she was shocked to see McDonald’s employees refusing to help : “I just couldn’t understand why he was standing there, watching somebody being beat up and not helping…I don’t look at her as different, I looked at her as human.”


Chrissy and Vicky finally met yesterday and the two had luch.

Meanwhile the Baltimore Police even with video evidence have still not yet decided if hate crime charges will be filed against the two. 

UPDATE: Baltimore McDonalds Fire Employee Who Videotaped Savage Beeting Of Trangender Woman

The owner of the McDonalds’s franchise in the Rosemont section of Baltimore, Maryland where a 22 year old transgender woman was brutally beaten last week while McDonalds employees looked on announced on Saturday afternoon that an employee who taped the violent beating — a video that went viral Friday — had been fired.

My first and foremost concern is with the victim,” franchise owner Mitchell McPherson said in a statement, adding that action might be taken against other restaurant workers as well. “I’m as shocked and disturbed by this assault as anyone would be. The behavior displayed in the video is unfathomable and reprehensible.”

Equality Maryland has confirmed that the victim is a transgender woman and called on state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler to step in and investigate the case as a hate crime.

Interestingly police and prosecutors said they did not know whether the victim is a transgender woman.

The police report does not provide a motive, but quotes one of the suspects saying that the fight was “over using a bathroom.”   Transgender bathroom use is one of the major talking points that anti-gay “Christian” groups use to demonize the LGBT community spread bigotry and hatred

Video – McDonald’s Responds To Trangendered Womans Brutal Beating In Maryland Restaurant

We all know that hate crimes are on the rise against the LGBT community and everyone of them are horrible but last Monday at a McDonald’s on Kenwood Avenue in Baltimore, MD.  A transgender woman was savagely beaten by two girls while McDonald’s employee’s stood by doing almost nothing and videotaping it.

The video, which was uploaded to LiveLeak.com, shows two females kicking, punching and slapping a transgender female who at one point goes into seizures.  McDonald’s employees could be seen watching the fight and adding their own color commentary to the shocking scene, but only once does a manager half-heartedly try to help the victim. One employee is even heard laughing. At first the attackers appear to walk away from the battered victim with one of them uttering “she’s bleeding, yo.” The pair, however, emerge for a brutal second round where they drag the victim by her hair across the restaurant.

Finally a customer, a brave lone elderly  woman, attempts to rescue the victim but is pushed aside by the bashers and punched in the face.

The video ends as the suspects flee the restaurant after having been told by restaurant employees that the police were on their way. “Ya gotta go before the police come yo!” the worker is heard telling one of the girls.

The helpless victim is left on the floor where she is seen rolling around in convulsions as a result of what appears to be a seizure

Both assailants were later identified. Police said a 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile, while charges are still pending against an 18-year-old woman..

Five days later only AFTER the video of the beating of this poor women went viral did McDonalds release a statement:

“We are shocked by the video from a Baltimore franchised restaurant showing an assault. This incident is unacceptable, disturbing and troubling. 

McDonald’s strives to be a safe, welcoming environment for everyone who visits. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of customers and employees in our restaurants. We are working with the franchisee and the local authorities to investigate this matter.”

This  is one of the sickest, most depraved attacks I have ever seen. Why is it that we already know the predictable defense is going to be some bizarre sexualized allegation that the transgender woman thanks to the bogus bullshit and hate spread by so called “Christian’s”.

And what of the McDonald’s workers?  How in the HELL do you stand there and watch something happen to someone, anyone like that let alone videotape it and then give advice to the two animals who committed the crime.

Both these girls should be charged with a hate crime and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and every McDonald employee who did not help this poor woman and especially the employee who filmed it should be fired immediately and charged with aiding and abetting.

Video – Surveillance Footage Of The West Village Gay Bashing of Damian Furtch In NYC

On March 27th, Damien Futch and his friend stopped at a McDonalds in the West Village in NYC after working their shift at the The Pink Tea Cup an upscale, southern-style comfort food restaurant just blocks away.

Damien noticed two men staring at them. Damien and his friend ordered their food and waited and Damien stepped outside to make a phone call in an effort to avoid the tension in the restaurant and remove myself from the situation.

The two two men stepped out after him and asked if I Damien had a problem.. Then, all of a sudden the one of the men hit me on the right side of my face causing him to stumble into oncoming traffic and was then bashed three more times to the face  Luckily, Damien was able to flee his attackers and get to a hospital. The police were called, a report was filed, and it including information about the gay slurs used against him in the attack.

Police are still looking for the two gay bashers involved.

“I thought I was safe in the city I loved but apparently wearing fluorescent colored clothing and pink shoelaces really bother some fucking assholes to blind side me and hit me,” Damien wrote on his Facebook page.

Most crimes are crimes of opportunity, including hate crimes. If an opportunity presents itself where the thug can perpetrate, that’s when crimes occur.  So PLEASE everyone be careful out there.  Especially now, in this climate of intolerance and hate that’s being promoted by the far Christian Right now is not the time to take chances.  Don’t stop being who you are just BE CAREFUL and if all possible PROTECT YOURSELF and OTHERS by WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY

McHating It! McDonalds COO Don Thompson: Micky D’s WILL NOT Show Gay Themed Commercials In The United States

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Don Thompson, McDonald’s COO, explains that McDonalds will not air a gay audience targeted ad like the one that aired in France despite the fact that the foreign spot has resulted in “no negatives”

Cultures are very different around the world. (For instance), 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. Interestingly enough, there have been no negatives coming out of France. The brand is a local brand and different things will occur in different parts of the world. We just have to make sure that we understand the impact one action may make on another part of the world.

Yet another reason to avoid McDonalds here in USA. Homophobia, Christer Anti-Gay Theology, and french fries that will  never be as good as they used to be.

Oh, and by the way Don.  Your Iced Coffee McSUCKS!