McDonald’s to Utilize Rainbow Fry Boxes in California Bay Area for ‘Gay Pride’ Month

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — McDonald’s fast food restaurants in California’s Bay Area will utilize rainbow french fry boxes throughout the month of June in recognition of “Gay Pride Month.”

“McDonald’s has always been a company that has supported diversity and inclusion of its employees and extended McDonald’s family,” McDonald’s spokesperson Kim Knapp said in a statement. “We are proud to create an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued, appreciated and supported.”

The company is also a sponsor of San Francisco Pride, scheduled for June 24-25, as it has been for the past three years. Other sponsors include Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, the Walt Disney Company, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Chipotle, TMobile, Bank of America, CVS, Macy’s, State Farm, and Smirnoff.

“As an official sponsor of this year’s pride festivities, we looked for a unique way to bring that celebration into our restaurants throughout the Greater Bay Area,” Knapp said of the fry boxes.

As previously reported, the limited edition rainbow-striped boxes are also being used by three McDonald’s locations along the parade route of the Capital Pride event in Washington, D.C. this weekend. McDonald’s has a float in the pride parade, using the slogan “Lovin’ is lovin’.”

“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.

Knapp noted to reporters that the fast food chain has been a proponent of homosexual causes for quite some time.

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“With a long history of supporting diversity and inclusion of its employees, McDonald’s began offering domestic partner benefits in 2004, and has also scored 100 for the past two years in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (HRC CEI),” she said.

The company also added “sexual orientation” to its nondiscrimination policy in 1999, and founded the PRIDE network in 2005.

Word that McDonald’s is now making a statement with its rainbow fry boxes has generated applause from some, while others have called for a boycott of the fast food chain.

“I will not use McDonald’s anymore now that I know this. I don’t want my money financing that, not one penny,” one commenter wrote.

“So many businesses to boycott. Where will a true Christian go to purchase goods and services?” another asked.

The Bible, which speaks of those who no longer “blush” at their sins but rather take pride in them, states in Isaiah 3:9, “The shew of their countenance doth witness against them, and they declare their sin as Sodom. They hide it not. Woe unto their soul, for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.”

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  • Parodyx

    People have no control over the sexuality they are born with. Sorry that religion still butts heads with science over this, but as it’s been extensively studied I’m going to stick with science. I see no problem with what McDonald’s is doing here. And even if I did care it wouldn’t be any of my business.

    • Amos Moses

      again …. i am shocked …..

      • Parodyx

        I would have been if you HADN’T been.

      • Trilemma


    • Michael Ellis

      Sorry, there is no determative scientific evidence nor consensus on the “born that way” question. Whatever your opinion, stop making false statements on tbe science.

      • Parodyx

        First of all I am not claiming “born that way”. It might just as easily form in early life. We do know that it cannot change once it is set. And that is a fact.

      • james blue

        Do you think it’s a choice?

      • Jason Todd

        There is nothing outside of lies to give credence to the “born that way” myth. 100% of the “discoveries” have been shown to be flawed, self-serving or both.

        However, a wealth of evidence suggests children become homosexual through manipulation, indoctrination, sexual abuse or a combination of the three.

        • Worf

          “However, a wealth of evidence suggests children become homosexual through manipulation, indoctrination, sexual abuse or a combination of the three.”

          [citation needed]

        • Sharon_at_home

          When I was still new to the ‘net, I was told explicitly that I should be wary of things told as facts on the internet. If you look you can (especially now) find anything to go with what you believe with no real problem.
          It also means you can find other sites that tell you the opposite of what you want “it” to be.
          You have to be very careful to find out if it is an honest site or not, before you post studies from them. Either that, or cite your source so we can see the proof you give for ourselves.
          Thanks, we do appreciate links for statements every time! You should too.

          • Jason Todd

            These comments, which whether you realize it or not suggests a defense of homosexuality, and your previous comments tell me you have bought into bad doctrine.

            I truly feel sorry for you. Even if you have called upon Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, you’re gonna have some explaining to do when you stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ.

            I have nothing more to say to you. You are blocked.

          • DrewTwoFish

            I’m going to follow you simply because Jason Todd blocked you. Don’t disappoint me! Heh heh.

          • Sharon_at_home

            Ok but only if you up vote me once in a while lol
            God Bless!

  • Worf

    Oh my goodness! A business made the choice to show support to fellow human beings! The horror!

    It is pathetically hypocritical that these people get so angry at a company for showing support for American citizens, but praise another wholeheartedly for openly and actively discriminating against the same citizens.

    Not sure why this is “news” but I’m sure McDonalds won’t even notice the loss of those that boycott.

  • Becky

    Faggot Fries…is what they look like…a bundle of sticks.

    • Worf

      Strange… There is also commenter on the local news paper website for my town named Becky. She is hateful and petty too. What a coincidence!

  • Colin Rafferty

    Wasn’t this exact same story, with the same moralisms and verses, posted last week? Except that was in DC, and this is in SF.

  • Michael C

    The company is also a sponsor of San Francisco Pride, scheduled for June 24-25, as it has been for the past three years. Other sponsors include Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, the Walt Disney Company, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Chipotle, TMobile, Bank of America, CVS, Macy’s, State Farm, and Smirnoff.

    Guess what? Lots of companies sponsor Pride events all around the nation. These companies include (but are not limited to) Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, Harley Davidson, Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, Bud Lite, Miller Lite, Coors Lite, Netflix, Hulu, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Levi’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Ikea, Playstation, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Monster Energy Drink, Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Walgreens, Petsmart, Petco, Nike, Adidas, Trump International Hotel Waikiki, etc, etc, etc.

    • parquet

      Thanks for the list, miss.

      That’s useful.

      • Michael C

        Thanks for the list, miss. That’s useful.

        Boycott away. That’s exactly why I posted the list for you. Let me know if you want a larger list of companies to boycott. =)

        p.s. I’m a dude.

        • Jason Todd

          I think they know.

        • Bob Johnson

          “AT&T, Sprint, Verizon”
          Well. if they do boycott, we won’t be seeing them here anymore.

          • Michael C

            Yup. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, T Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Comcast, Time Warner,….

            A boycott would make things pretty quiet around here.

  • Becky

    There are many companies who support the sinful and lewd act of homosexuality…no surprise. It certainly doesn’t eradicate the gravity of the sin neither its consequences. The word of God clearly tells us, with the exception of God’s people, the whole world will be like it was in the days of Lot (Luke17:20-37).

  • Colin Rafferty

    I just want to say that while the video has nothing to do with McDonald’s, I fully support the person who use to be transgender and bisexual decided to live their life differently. It is very hard, after you have publicly made a major life choice, to change your mind. The important thing is to be true to yourself, whatever that means.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Something is wrong with almost every American big company. Freedom is being able to declare and treat homosexuality/transgenderism as sin, as the Word of God and the clear human conscience testify. Acceptance of homosexuality causes child-abuses and pedophilia and every sick immorality by prohibition of sane morality.
    May God protect American Christians.

    • Good Grief

      You are s o amazingly dangerous.

    • Honesty Counts

      Thank you Grace Kim Kwon. It is refreshing to see a Christian standing up for Biblical morals.
      As God’s Word tells us, many that call themselves Christians will stand before God on their judgement day and cry out, “Father, Father,” and God will say, “I never knew you.”
      Satan has deceived many who call themselves Christians because they have hardened their hearts to God’s Word.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Thank you so much. I wanted Americans to remember who they are and why their homeland was created.

        Yes, Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many
        will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your
        name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your
        name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew chapter 7)

    • Nick Bush

      Freedom is also allowing those of other religious beliefs to practice their religion how they want, including those who do not believe that homosexuality is a sin or even morally wrong. Christians should not get special treatment under the law.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        All other religions and all other ideologies hurt people and produce massive number of innocent victims one way or another. People need the dominion of Christianity to be safe, free, and civilized on Planet Earth. Secular West demands the endorsement of Sodomy and now it’s a global human rights problem this century. Thankfully, other regions are quite powerful by now; not everyone submits to Western Sodom except for those who worship money.

  • Trilemma

    I don’t have a problem with McDonald’s supporting the LGBT community. But it seems to be the only community they make a big public show of support. For example, February is African American History Month but I don’t recall ever seeing any black french fry boxes.

    • Sharon_at_home

      You do mean french fry boxes showing African artwork perhaps, or faces of famous African Americans from History? I wouldn’t honestly want to eat out of a black box only because it doesn’t appeal to me. I’d much rather support the A.A.H.M. with information about the people who made history.
      I do not in any way intend this to be offensive. Please forgive me if I sound it.
      I bet if you emailed McDonald’s right now (because of this news) you might find they are interested in the idea. You know, just because it would probably mean more money in the month of February, right?
      Maybe they will do something to celebrate more “month” tributes and get rid of that old red box they still use.
      I’m wondering if the McDonald’s along the parade route will still have the regular ones available for others. McDonald’s is a favorite whether you are gay (or agree with them) or not. They likely made an excessive amount so those areas will still see the rainbow boxes for a while beyond the Pride Parade too.
      Having other tributes to other “month” events would be cool and Hopefully, informative too.
      Take care Trilemma! Keep smiling!

      • Trilemma

        I agree that pictures of Americans of African descent on fry boxes would be a better way to commemorate A.A.H.M. than black boxes. Black was just the first thing that came to mind.

  • NCOriolesFan

    I hope McD’s is boycotted by common sense people to teach Mac’s not to stick their personal business into the faces of their customers. I prefer Wendy’s anyway.