Tuesday, May 02, 2006

BEWARE OF RONALD MCDONALD?

Yesterdays blog had Burger King and today McDonald's, we are on a fast food roll.(pun intended!) But the news is not good or funny in fact it is alarming. It has been reported by News Channel 5 in Nashville Tennessee that McDonald's restaurants are hiring registered sex offenders! This from their report;

"our investigation discovered -- all across the country -- sex offender after sex offender after sex offender working under the golden arches."

In the report they shockingly uncover one after another of the franchised stores that had hired sex offenders, and some knowingly. McDonald's has a policy of not hiring sex offenders in the 8,000 stores they own directly, but their are over 18,000 other stores that are franchised, which means they have no control over who is hired, as the store is privately owned. Consider the following;

A Colorado McDonald's hired child molester Martin Vasquez. There, in 1989, Vasquez molested a 3-year-old boy after pulling him into a restroom.

Sex offender Jason Drake went to work at a Texas McDonald's, where in 2001 he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female co-worker.

And an Indiana McDonald's hired Andrew Morris, an ex-con who had sexually assaulted a teen girl. In 2003, he threatened to kill and assaulted a 16-year-old female co-worker.

If you think about it makes sense from the pedophiles point of view. What they want is access to children in any way possible and what better place than McDonald's? Ronald McDonald it the second best known character to children, second only to Santa Claus. So take heed moms and dads and do not believe for a minute that because you dropped your kids off at McDonald's for a birthday party that they are in any way safe!

blog you later,
pastor tom