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Former Pastor Has Insane Meltdown Over McDonald’s Rainbow Fries Boxes

As a Christian, it always saddens me to see people and so-called “leaders” of my own faith trashing religion through bigoted rants like these.

Former pastor and current evangelist Joshua Feuerstein unloaded on McDonald’s in a now-viral Facebook post lambasting the fast food chain for creating rainbow-themed French fry boxes for the upcoming Pride Weekend and Pride Parade in Washington, D.C. The McDonald’s DMV site that covers the area states that the boxes will be available at locations along the Capital Pride Parade route from June 9 – June 11.

Upon hearing that news, Feuerstein apparently had had enough with it and let the world know his thoughts while calling for a boycott of McDonald’s over the French fry boxes.

This isn’t the first time Feuerstein has gone after a food business. He created a frightening social experiment against a small bakery that ended up with the business receiving death threats for refusing to bake a cake with an anti-gay message on it and harshly criticized Starbucks for not being fully in the spirit of Christmas with their pure red holiday cups in 2015.

What Feuerstein clearly doesn’t realize is that just because he and the majority of the United States are Christians does not require businesses that aren’t religious in nature to pander to their demands. Companies can take social stances, and in fact should as a way to use their platforms to spread messages of positivity and support for communities discriminated by religions that are supposed to teach and practice love for all.

If Feuerstein is really that livid about the rainbow fry boxes, perhaps he could brush up on the Sunday school Bible story of Noah’s Ark and recall that the rainbow also symbolizes God’s message of tranquility to give himself some peace of mind. Feuerstein could also remember that as a Christian evangelist, he should be advocating love for all rather than having a Pharisaic meltdown over a few rainbow-colored French Fry boxes.

He’s not professing the true Christian faith otherwise.

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Crowdfunding For Tacos And The Burger King Sauna [THE KATCHUP]

Half of our office is conducting research on the other side of the world right now while the other half stays behind to keep the gears at the office grinding, but we still come together to bring you the most exciting, odd, heartwarming and cringeworthy stories on this week’s episode of The Katchup!

A gay pastor wrote a homophobic slur on his own cake from Whole Foods so that he could sue them. Why? To win a lifetime supply of Whole Foods cakes? What’s the endgame? One woman asked the world to pay for her to get some tacos. You might be surprised to see how the world responded.

China has made eating bananas erotically illegal. Who do you think you are, North Korea? The good people of Finland take their saunas so seriously that they put one in a Burger King. Just right there, right in the middle of it. Hey, some people like to soak with their Whoppers, who am I to judge? Finally, our boys out exploring the foods of the world created an ENORMOUS burger at the Guy Fieiri spot on their Carnival Cruise ship. Was it good? You’re about to find out.

This is…THE KATCHUP!

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Gay Pastor Lied About Anti-Gay Slur On Whole Foods Cake, Tried To Sue

We’ve all heard the phrase, “you can’t have your cake and eat it, too,” and the man who tried to sue Whole Foods in April — after claiming a Whole Foods employee wrote a homophobic slur on a cake he ordered — proved that statement to be true.

In a statement Monday, Pastor Jordan Brown of Austin, Texas, told the media he would not be pursuing further legal action against Whole Foods concerning this matter. The original video, posted to Kaplan Law Firm’s YouTube account, has also been removed.

In his statement, Brown, who is openly gay, issued an apology to Whole Foods and the bakery department employee. Brown also admitted that his claim was purposely inaccurate, according to several news outlets, including the Sacramento Bee and The Dallas Morning News.

“Today I am dismissing my lawsuit against Whole Foods Market. The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story. I want to apologize to Whole Foods and its team members for questioning the company’s commitment to its values, and especially the bakery associate who I understand was put in a terrible position because of my actions. I apologize to the LGBT community for diverting attention from real issues. I also want to apologize to my partner, my family, my church family, and my attorney.”

In response, Whole Foods issued a statement on its website. The grocery chain also referred to the incident as a hoax:

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The story that sparked this bizarre case started in April when Pastor Jordan Brown purchased a cake from an Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Bakery, and requested the cake be inscribed with “Love Wins.” Instead, Brown said he discovered the phrase “Love Wins Fag.” He then quickly filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods.

Things escalated when Whole Foods brought a countersuit against Brown for defamation. Whole Foods also claimed that neither the brand nor the employee committed any wrongdoings.

Questions regarding the legitimacy of Brown’s claim began to circulate after Whole Foods posted an in-store video of Brown purchasing the cake. The video showed the UPC label in a different location after he took the cake home.

After this whole fiasco, we hope there isn’t too much love lost because, after all, “love wins.”

 

 

Photo Credit: Danger And Play 

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Craving: Torta Gigante

This is a nice looking torta being dubbed the “Torta Gigante!” by our friends over at SuperSizedMeals. The torta we’re looking at, which came from a torta truck in Portland entitled La Catrina, is a mixed torta of pastor and carnitas, accented with dripping avocado and chile de arbol salsas.