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Posted on 07/03/2014 10:33:38 PM PDT by robowombat
Thursday, 03 July 2014 17:01 Burger King Sells Gay Whopper, Canadian City Bans Chick-fil-A Written by Dave Bohon
font size decrease font size increase font size Print E-mail Burger King Sells Gay Whopper, Canadian City Bans Chick-fil-A Burger King has offered conservative Christian diners a reason to cross the restaurant off their weekly burger cycle. In a nod of support to the aggressive homosexual agenda sweeping the nation, reported USA Today, the fast-food mega-chain has introduced a gay pride version of its signature sandwich, the Whopper. The Proud Whopper, as it's called, comes wrapped in a rainbow colored wrapper with this inscription: 'We are all the same inside,' reported the paper. Predictably, the gay burger is being especially featured during the July 4 week at Burger King's San Francisco Market Street location, an area that was at the heart of the route for last weekend's 44th annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade, reported noted USA Today. Burger King's promotion of the homosexual agenda comes complete with a two-minute video, featured on YouTube, that attempts to play up the restaurant's courage in standing with the gay community, along with promoting the notion that gay or straight, everyone is the same inside.
The ad begins with people questioning the idea of a gay burger, and providing such comments as, I don't really believe in the homosexual lifestyle, and, Do gay people even eat fast food. But by the end one woman is visibly moved by the idea of a proud whopper, admitting that I cried [in the restaurant] because I was overwhelmed by the implied message. And what was that message? It was left to a nine-year-old child to instruct us that we are all the same inside really means that we all have the same rights. In case the viewer misses the point of the ad, it is re-enforced at the end by a three-year-old girl standing between two women and shouting, I love my two mommies. Fernando Machado, senior vice president for global brand management at Burger King, explained that the campaign is all about showcasing Burger King's diversity. It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression, he said.
USA Today added that the Proud Whopper also demonstrates the chain's desire to stay connected to its base of Millennial customers. Gay rights is an issue that reverberates strongly with many Millennials both inside and outside the U.S. The paper noted that Burger King also was a sponsor of San Francisco's gay pride parade. Machado says that's the first time Burger King has sponsored a gay pride parade in the U.S., though it may have sponsored some outside the country.
To be clear, the only difference between the traditional Whopper and the gay version is the rainbow colored wrapper, which Machado suggested some patrons were keeping as a collectibles. Customers were folding the wrappers and taking them home with them, he said, predicting that they may even end up on E-Bay.
Machado added that for the campaign Burger King changed its 40-year-old slogan, Have It Your Way to the more suggestive, Be Your Way. Said Machado: We really want to be more than burgers, fries, and shakes, and occupy a space thats more meaningful to people.
One homosexual group, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) high-fived Burger King for its pro-gay effort, with a GLAAD spokesman saying that when any company voluntarily concedes ground to the homosexual agenda, it makes a difference. But when it's done right when it's done with a campaign that shows the company understands diversity and really believes in the profound acceptance of other people that sort of marketing can change minds and hearts at the deepest level. Time magazine noted that in the fast food world, the Proud Whopper campaign puts Burger King in stark contrast to Chick-fil-A, which is still trying to move past anti-same-sex marriage comments made by CEO Dan Cathy, prompting gay couples to stage 'kiss-in' protests in 2012. While Time got the story wrong (Cathy simply made some comments in support of traditional marriage, which prompted a failed boycott of Chick-fil-A by homosexual activists), the response to the Burger King campaign does stand in stark contrast to the efforts of homosexual groups to destroy any entity that does not embrace their militant agenda without question. Such an effort was on display earlier this year relative to Chick-fil-A, as a sanctimonious city council in a Canadian community voted to ban the restaurant chain from involvement in a televised conference scheduled for the city's civic center.
Local pastors in Nanaimo, British Columbia, a city of 85,000 people, had sought to rent space in the city's public venue to broadcast a televised event hosted by Leadercast, an annual leadership conference out of Atlanta. But one of the council members, Fred Pattje, forwarded a resolution to ban the city from allowing the conference, which is streamed to some 800 cities worldwide, when he learned that it was sponsored in part by Chick-fil-A, and included the involvement of Cathy. The resolution read, in part, The city of Nanaimo advised the VICC the Vancouver Island Conference Center that as owners of the facility any events that are associated with organizations of people that promote or have a history of divisiveness, homophobia, or other expressions of hate advised VICC to not permit the upcoming Leadercast event to occur in the city-owned facility that is scheduled for Saturday May the 9th. In sponsoring the resolution Pattje accused Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A of having a rich history of homophobia and other divisive practices.... This is about an organization that is being sponsored by a man who has done tremendous damage.
Another council member, Jim Kipp, compared Cathy's beliefs to organized crime, claiming that he found them almost to be a criminal point of view in this day and age.... This is just nuts, its just nuts. It is likely that the men had no actual knowledge of the Chick-fil-A owner's real beliefs, but had simply been inspired by the attacks against Cathy and his restaurant chain leveled by other cities and groups. In reality, Cathy simply told an interviewer who asked him about his views on marriage that he and others at the helm of the restaurant chain are very much supportive of the family the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family owned business, a family led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. In a followup interview with syndicated radio host Ken Coleman, Cathy offered a somber warning concerning the nations increasingly errant attitude about biblical marriage. I think we are inviting Gods judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage, Cathy said. I pray Gods mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we should have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.
In subsequent interviews, as homosexual activists attacked him and called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, Cathy emphasized that his company has never discriminated against homosexuals in hiring or serving as customers, and that anyone is welcome to dine in a Chick-fil-A establishment or work for the company.
Nonetheless, as shown in the minutes from the Nanaimo city council's May 5 meeting, council members voted 8 to 1 to cancel the event because of Cathy's and Chick-fil-A's involvement. The only dissenting vote came from councilman Bill McKay, who pointed out to his government colleagues that in addition to Cathy, participants would include South African Bishop Desmond Tutu, a vocal supporter of the homosexual agenda, and former first lady Laura Bush, who has expressed her support for same-sex "marriage."
The actions of the city council generated a hail storm of criticism throughout Canada, with one leading conservative Canadian commentator, Ezra Levant, arguing that the local officials were guilty of shocking bigotry against the Christian faith. Councilors took turns defaming the convention, Chick-fil-A, one of its speakers, its organizers and those in it all without the burden of facts, Levant wrote in a column published by the Toronto Sun. They falsely accused one conference speaker of being anti-gay even though city staff reminded councilors that the conference wasnt about homosexuality at all. Another secular commentator wrote that he was deeply shocked by the actions and hope that these councilors pay dearly for this. I am ashamed to be Canadian. I am not a Christian, but I defend [the Cathys] right to their beliefs. The conference itself has nothing to do with what these councilors are alleging.
Ultimately the Nanaimo city council bowed to the criticism (though too late for the Leadercast conference), issuing a statement confirming that men and women of all faiths are guaranteed the fundamental freedoms of conscience and religion and of thought, belief, opinion, and expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and of the Human Rights Code of BC. Accordingly, men and women of all faiths are entitled to utilize facilities that are owned by and/or in the control of the City of Nanaimo in the same manner that any such facilities are available for use by all members of the general public, subject always to the rule of the law.
A whole lotta meat packed inside those buns
wonder if there’s a gay Whopper Jr., for those who are into that
Here’s hoping the fruits can keep BK in business because I’m sure not ever going to one again.
hold the mayo
BK is a bunch of loosers anyway - awful food
it is Canada, not so shocking. They don’t have Free Speech there...the Canadian version of Free Republic had to shut down per govt order.
Yep, I do get a craving for the flame-broiled meat patties, but I don’t see why they think they need to be so blatant. Just as I quietly stopped buying Sam Adams, I will quietly stop visiting Burger King. I didn’t eat at Carl’s Jr. for nearly 12 years because I didn’t like their commercials.
Now this is just getting ridiculous.
I can see BK’s next commercial vs CFA,
“Sure our food sucks but we support gay rights and you don’t have to wait for it.”
I wish the boycott would have worked some as it would be nice to get near any of our local Chick-fil-As during lunch time. They’re all crowded as can be almost all day. Most BKs here have no lines for much of the business day.
next, burger king will tell you their “100% black anus burger” isn’t a typo.
What’s wrong with these people? We don’t need BK to be anything more than a hamburger and fries. I quit shopping at Target (they banned the Salvation Army kettle ringers), JC Penney and it looks like BK is on my bucket list as well. These idiots don’t seem to understand that in their rush to be diverse and cater to a minority - they offend and lose their loyal customers. God help them!
Homophobia and islamophobia are false ;those two cults are a real threat to civilization.
No, it was not the government, but a leftist kangaroo court that closed down FreeDominion.
Much of the ‘Lower Mainland’ (ie: metro Vancouver) and Vancouver Island (Nanaimo) are socialist; why BC is called the ‘left’ coast.
If they want to have something to proud of, they should stop being a poor imitation of the other places, focus on improvIng their products, and forget trying to be “ something more meaningful.”. Does this guy know how stupid that sounds? You know what doesn’t sound stupid? “Eat mor chikin.”
wonder if theres a gay Whopper Jr., for those who are into that”
You mean the ones even with a lot of lubricant the whopper will not fit?
JACKSON: "Did someone say gay Whopper Jr.????!!!!!!!! Can I get some warm milk and cookies with that?"
So for truth in advertising Burger King must now be called Burger Queen.
Search reveals that there are no CFAs in Canada yet. When they do open there, will they have to be called Chick-fil-Eh?
If I was a Burger King stockholder, I’d be livid. Why in the world pick sides in the culture war? Do they really, really think this is going to increase sales? I’m probably an exception, but I take the culture war into account when I make buying decisions. I once was a Sam Adams fan, but now I really don’t want to buy their beer. Why don’t these companies just concentrate on producing quality products and stay neutral? Wouldn’t that be best for business?
Frankly, I now hope Burger King goes bankrupt. It wouldn’t bother me one bit. See? They made an enemy for no good reason at all!
There are almost always alternatives, and Burger King is helping me make my dining choices easier. Scratch ‘em off the list. I can get a burger at any number of other, non-sodomite places.
You mean Burger Queen, don’t you?
I’ve never cared a lot for Burger King food. I think McDonalds does it better, not saying that McDonalds is some gourmet food, but they do it better.
Of all the things Ronald McDonald has done, flaming has yet to be among them. Thank the good Lord for small favors.
There actually used to BE a Burger Queen in the 1970s. It changed its name to Druthers and after that I lost track.
They’re buying into the BS that the gaystapo is more powerful than they really are. Plus the fruits only need a few people in select positions in any corporation to enforce company policy.
So the point to the story is that gays likr crappy fiod and Christians like really good food?
Aside from that, why on Earth would homosexuals make an issue of fast food joints anyway? I thought this was all supposed to be about them having the 'freedom' to do what they wanted with consenting adult(s) in the privacy of their bedroom, not parade the details of their sexual appetites all over everything.
Normal people don't batter others constantly with their sexuality, nor define themselves only by ostensibly private behaviour.
Enough of this crap. Put 'em back in the closet if they won't behave.
Nanaimo Canada us right next to Vancouver. What if tourists avoided that area?
Ditto. Have been eating there since a kid. Can easily pass them starting like today. Easily.
A new meaning of ‘Waking up with the King’. Not buying anything from BK since their food is lousy. Burger 21 is better, so is 5 guys.
Nanaimo, BC, doesn’t sound diverse...they are quite Heterophobic
don’t eat the Queer whopper...... you’ll get AIDS
Vancouver Island is moonbat central. It puts on airs but under the veneer there is little there of note
Before Burger King decided to do this, I used to go there. I liked the way they tasted. I’m gonna miss them.
Last week, Ezra Levant broke a story about the City Council in Nanaimo, British Columbia banning a Christian leadership event.
Since then, protests have taken place and the city council has been barraged with letters and calls to reverse their decision.
Now, Levant has travelled to Nanaimo to fight for religious freedom in person.
He went to city hall and knocked on the mayor’s door.
He knocked on councillor’s front doors.
He met with residents outraged by the “anti-religious bigots,” on council.
See what happened here
We are not all the same on the inside.
Just take a look, if you dare, at the pooper tube of a homosexual man.
Is the gay whopper shaped like a sword? (rimshot)
That is a distinction without a difference. Great rationalization though. You may be formerly Canadian but you haven't lost that Canadian naivety.
Here was their response.
Dear Mr. BXXXX,
Thank you for reaching out to us. We are always looking to engage our guests and be part of relevant local events. And this time we created something specific for the San Francisco Pride Parade. The limited edition PROUD WHOPPER sandwich was sold at our 1200 Market Street restaurant in San Francisco from June 28 to July 3.
Kind regards, BURGER KING Guest Relations
In other words, they don't care. They've sold themselves to the Queers.
I left my position as a Scoutmaster and took my entire troop with me because BSA bought into the homosexual agenda. (see tagline) That was a difficult and painful decision filled with lots of grief, but no doubt. Dropping Burger King? Yea no problem.
What I don’t understand is how the marketing geniuses at these places can possibly swing the data to show that marketing anything to 2% of any demographic is a winning plan. Oh wait, they are making decisions on emotion rather than data.
Advertising sex of any kind on a burger wrapper is just gross.
Posted Reply Of the Day nominee!
Theyre buying into the BS that the gaystapo is more powerful than they really are. Plus the fruits only need a few people in select positions in any corporation to enforce company policy.
...it would appear that your second sentence negates your first...a few enforcing compliance on the many is indeed power, much power...
Order the BK Flamer with extra special sauce.
Are you claiming then, that the government of Canada is but a kangaroo court? Who is the one doing the rationalizing now?
Wendy’s starting supporting the freaks. They hired many to work their restaurants. Wendy’s has lost sales because of it. It is nothing but a freak show anymore. Who wants filthy freaks handling their food?
Exactly. When I go to a restaurant, my primary interest is getting food. The last thing on my mind is anyone’s ex life.