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Christian website makes an ass of itself over a ‘little donkey’, claiming it promotes sodomy

THE word burrito means “little donkey” in Spanish. It’s also the word for a type of Mexican food, which consists of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose a filling.

Now one of the biggest players in the US burrito market is a Mexican chain called Chipotle which came to the Christian News Network’s attention because:

Chipotle Mexican Grill participated in both the Capital Pride parade in Washington, DC and the Philly Pride parade in Philadelphia this past weekend.

During both events, the chain utilized a float upon which sat a man riding a giant burrito wrapped in tin foil. On the side of the float was a sign that read ‘So big you can ride it’, with an image of a rainbow-wrapped burrito in the center.

And here’s the picture – those of a sensitive disposition look away now:

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Oh my ears and whiskers – how very dare they!

The chain’s participation in the gay events prompted CNN to headline it’s “exposure” of the company – which has 1,400 restaurants in 43 states, as well as in Canada, the UK and France –  with the words:

Chipotle Tex-Mex Chain, Founded by Open Homosexual, Promoting Sodomy in Pride Parades Nationwide

It further huffed that, earlier this year, the company decided to pull its support from a chapter of the Boy Scouts of America over the organisation’s ban on openly homosexual members [since lifted].

Chipotle spokesperson Chris Arnold told reporters that it decided to no longer sponsor the Salt Lake “Scout-O-Rama” as the Scout policy conflicted with company policy. The Scout policy was reportedly brought to the company’s attention by “homosexual advocates”.

Said Arnold:

While the Boy Scouts of America is absolutely entitled to whatever policies it wants for the governance of its organization, our policies don’t allow us to support them.

CNN also pointed out that, in a Time Magazine article written by Joel Stein last July, it was reported that founder Steve Ells is – gasp – a homosexual, “which is likely a factor in the company’s activism”.

No shit, Sherlock!

CNN concluded:

While a number of companies across America have policies that prohibit discrimination again homosexuals, and donate funds to homosexual causes and events, Chipotle’s visibility is greater than most.

23 Responses to “Christian website makes an ass of itself over a ‘little donkey’, claiming it promotes sodomy”

  1. Ivan says:

    So, let’s get this right, Christians whom are suspiciously strident in stating their heterosexuality have been scanning gay pride parades for anything that looks like a great big erect penis.

    Figures.

  2. Daz says:

    I remember reading, years ago, of some moron complaining about “simulated masturbation” by Status Quo fans. They were doing the old air-guitar thing.

    We really need a word like pareidolia, but instead of seeing faces that aren’t there, it would mean seeing sex that isn’t happening.

  3. Chris Hughes says:

    The BBC wanted to censor Monty Python’s Flying Circus… one of the things they wanted cut was ‘the giant penis’. It turned out that the giant dong they had seen was in fact the leg of a store-window dummy…

  4. Barry Duke says:

    Speaking of censorship, in the early 70s I was covering the trial in South Africa of a film distribution company charged with not making all the cuts the censors ordered in respect of the movie “Mash” (there were almost 200 cuts ordered) but one that slipped through the net was a couple bonking on a snooker table.

    Star witness was a senior vice squad detective. When he was asked by the defence council how he knew the coupling had taken place on a snooker table, he loftily declared: “Because, your worship, I saw the balls!”

    The entire court – including the magistrate – collapsed laughing, leaving the copper blushing to the roots of his hair.

  5. The Woggler says:

    To all you Christians who can’t live with homosexuality.

    Some people are gay. Some guys support Man United. Some girls scream at Justin Bieber concerts. For fuck sake, get used to the fact that we all have different likes, dislikes and preferences. It’s part of what makes us human.

    Please just shut up and let people get on with their lives. Remember Matthew 7:1-3 (it’s in a book called the Bible, you may posses a copy). If you want others to live by the Book, live by it yourself first.

  6. AgentCormac says:

    “Chipotle Tex-Mex Chain, Founded by Open Homosexual, Promoting Sodomy in Pride Parades Nationwide”

    Am I missing something here? The founder of Chipotle is openly gay. Chipotle supports gay pride events. Where’s the story? Why is CNN acting so surprised? I mean, it’s hardly feckin’ Watergate II they’ve stumbled on. In fact it’s probably the most newsless news story of the year so far.

  7. L.Long says:

    Hey Woggler you got the ….Christians who can’t live with homosexuality……slightly wrong, as they can’t live with real SEX of any sort.

    Its amazing how as individuals they will go to homo & hetero sex sites or get the magazines or sneak into sex shops, but get more then 3 gathered into a gang and you have all this anti-sex stuff, hypocrites is way to mild a word for them.

  8. Ryan morrigan says:

    Let me get this straight…consensual homosexual sex between two adults, evil. Unconsensual homosexual sex between an old priest and terrified children, “oh no, let’s not talk about that.”

  9. Barry Duke says:

    Hmmm … Burritogate … ? it’s got a nice ring to it, so to speak, Agent Cormac

  10. Lori F says:

    Look at all the hot dog commercials! They promote homosexuality! at the least they promote oral sex!

    owners of companies always support what interests them. Chi-Fil-Le anyone?

  11. L.Long says:

    Strangely Penises & Cunts are everywhere you look how do the fundies stand it??!!!!??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j19Aoe9EUVY

  12. Darrin says:

    Barry -

    It might not be best to abbreviate “Christian News Network” as “CNN”, as that is the common name of the respected (and nonsectarian) Cable News Network (found at cnn.com). It could result in some confusion.

    And that’s one big burrito!

  13. Trevor Blake says:

    This fine family organization is doing its best to protect the public from the real menace mentioned in the Book of Leviticus. They refrain from describing it in print to shield sensitive eyes. But here at The Freethinker we may tell you the truth. Chipotle serves food containing shrimp which is expressly forbidden by God almighty.

  14. Barry Duke says:

    Point taken, Darren. Henceforth no abbreviations of the Christian “News” Network.

  15. remigius says:

    So when Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on a little donkey he was actually astride a tasty tortilla based snack.

    It might also explain why he has a Mexican name rather than a semitic one.

  16. Buffy says:

    Morons.

  17. Trevor Blake says:

    Shame on you, Remigius! You must surely know that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on two donkeys, not one little one! See Matthew 21:5-7. I imagine He stood with a foot on each one’s back, twirling a lasso over His head and whooping it up all the way.

  18. remigius says:

    Yee-Ha..

    http://defeating100reasons.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/17-129457719_564c8c91ac-1.jpg

    No wonder the Sanhedrin had him crucified. No one likes a show-off!

  19. Robster says:

    Jeez, gotta be thankful the company doesn’t wrap its goods in rubber shrink wrap.

  20. LakeTonkaMark says:

    Thanks for bringing that up Darrin!

    I was just about to start a search on CNN NEWS, to find out what all they said about Chipolte. For a couple minutes there, I had lost all respect for CNN’s credibility.

    Admittedly, I read the article too quickly, and missed the reference to the other CNN (Christian News Network).

    Thank you,
    -Mark

  21. ExPatriot says:

    I wish they had an outlet here in the country I live in here in europe because I certainly would be a regular customer

  22. 1859 says:

    Christ on a burrito!? Come on guys this just shows how way ahead of his time jesus was! It was clearly a big (BIG) hint that he was gay – I mean what was he doing roaming the desert with 12 young men – what did they get up to all night? And to symbolise the fact he rides a burrito 2000 year ago! What a guy!