WASHINGTON — Three McDonald’s restaurants along the route of the Capital Pride Parade, an event expressing pride in the sin of homosexuality, will use rainbow french fry boxes to correlate with the event.
“The rainbow fry boxes are a fun way to show our support of the LGBTQ community using one of McDonald’s most iconic and recognizable items,” Cathy Martin, co-chair of the McDonald’s PRIDE Network and vice president of McDonald’s Baltimore Washington Region, said in a statement.
“However, these fry boxes are ‘small potatoes’ in the grand scheme of our commitment to this community,” she stated. “We are proud to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ community, including our employees, customers and beyond, each and every day.”
The locations to utilize the boxes will be the McDonald’s on 14th Street NW, 17th Street NW and M Street NW.
McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., which is also a sponsor of the Capital Pride block party, is expected to have a float in the June 10 parade as well. The company’s slogan will be “Lovin’ is Lovin’.”
According to reports, McDonald’s has long been a proponent of homosexual causes, as it added “sexual orientation” to its nondiscrimination policy in 1999, made domestic partners of homosexual employees eligible for benefits in 2004 and founded the PRIDE network in 2005.
Other sponsors of the event include Marriott International, Capital One, UPS, Geico, Red Bull, AT&T, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Starbucks, IKEA, Coldwell Banker, Coca-Cola, American Airlines, GAP, Heineken, Kaiser Permanente, and Citibank.
Public reaction to the rainbow fry box announcement has been mixed, with some applauding McDonald’s for being inclusive and others opining that the company should stick to selling burgers and fries.
“Some cool steps in the right direction,” one commenter remarked. “Love to see corps step up like this.”
“I see rainbow fries in my future,” another wrote.
“Their justification for this whole push under Obama was ‘what two adults do in their bedroom is their business.’ I just wish they kept it there instead of constantly pushing this … in our face,” a third remarked. “A lot of people don’t like this and don’t appreciate [being] constantly bombarded with it.”
“The rainbow is God’s promise to never again destroy our beautiful Earth with water. It is not and should not be used by the lgbqrstuv as a symbol of their perversions!” another declared.
Romans 1:25-26, which speaks of homosexuality being contrary to the “natural use of the woman,” reads, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”