At one Burger King in San Fransisco they are selling a gay pride-themed "Proud Whopper." It comes wrapped in rainbow-colored wrapper with this inscription: "We are all the same inside."
Burger King also posted this two-minute video about the burger on their YouTube channel:
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, a former Burger King executive in the 1990s, then posted this on Facebook saying "looks like a lot has changed."
Cain linked to an article on his website CainTv.com, written by CainTV contributor Dan Calabrese plainly titled "Burger King introduces Gay Pride Whopper."
The language of the article, however, is extremely anti-gay.
Sigh. I can tell you for sure that when I get ready to consume my lunch, the thing I want to be thinking about is dude-on-dude action.
Hold the pickles
Hold the lettuce
Lunch and gay sex can't upset us!
In one section of the post, Calabrese compares being gay to adultery, murder, and drunk driving:
You tell me not to judge you for what you do that is in blatant rebellion against the Word of God. OK. You tell me not to be a hater and not to obsess over certain sins when others are just as troubling to God. Fair enough.
But I don't remember the last time adulterers, murderers or drunk drivers convinced a burger chain to name a product after them, and publicly declared their pride in what they do. You're the ones who are making it an issue, not me. I'm just telling you what God's Word says. If you don't want to hear that, then don't insist on constantly making it a topic of public conversation. (Then again, the thieves have the Hamburglar, so there is that.)
So if Burger King wants let its affiliation be known in the culture war, again I say, fair enough. One more reason I'm glad I learned to cook in college. Not only do I not need Burger King, but it helped me to attract a super-hot wife who remains super-hot even after 17 years of marriage to me.
A voicemail for Cain was left seeking comment. (His voicemail is "Thanks for calling H.C. I'll get back to you.")
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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