— Blaine Stewart (@BlaineStewart) June 6, 2017
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.