Burger King Austria Debuts Pride Whopper with Same-Side Bottom Buns

Businesses all over the world celebrate Pride month by featuring limited-edition rainbow-colored products. Children from nine to 91 enjoy eating rainbow-colored ice cream cones and cookies.

However, Burger King Austria is taking the concept a bit too far with its Pride Whopper, which is the same Whopper served with the same half of a bun on each side. According to Burger King Austria, the special Whopper represents equal love and equal rights.

The Whopper with two same-side bottom buns is a nod to gay men prefer to be the bottom person when engaged in anal sex.

This ad is problematic because it gives the impression that gays are obsessed with sex, and that it’s the sex act that defines them. Anal sex doesn’t define gays any more than sexual intercourse defines heterosexuals.  

Sex is wonderful and beautiful, but it’s wrong to define a person by his sexual preferences.

I believe in Burger King’s motto “Have it your way”, but for me that means extra pickles, not two bottom buns. When I’m eating a Whopper the last thing I want to think about is anal sex.

Why Do Evangelicals Hate ‘Pride Month’ So Much?

“Christian hate-peddler Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, who admitted last month that Christian warriors were ‘trying to take over the world,’ is now offering life tips to Christians on how to survive Pride Month.

In addition to his tips, though, he complained about why they were needed at all:

‘How did we get to the point where celebrating sex and transgenderism became a 30-day event that rivals Christmas. We have a president who’s flying the rainbow flag above the U.S. flag at our embassies, a Democratic Congress that thinks the military should salute pride on base, and a White House that brags that almost 1 percent of its 1,500 appointees are LGBT. You can’t blame people for wondering: When did we become identified by our sexual proclivities? The world is upside down when American pride is something we should apologize, for but sexual perversion is the stuff of parades.’”

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What an ethnically, politically and religiously diverse America needs are life tips on how to survive the assault of white evangelicals on religious, ethnic, and sexual minorities. Broadcast TV, Cable TV, and the internet are littered with religious programming that demeans and demonizes the LGBTQ community.

Homophobe Tony Perkins laments the fact that an entire month is set aside to celebrate the LGBTQ community and their contributions to making America the greatest democracy in the world. Bitch please, after centuries of oppression, persecution and pogroms against gay people, the least we can do is set aside a month to revel in their awesomeness.

Evangelicals like Perkins never grow weary of peddling the trope that homosexuality is synonymous with sexual perversion. Taking pride in loving a person of the same gender isn’t a perversion, it’s an expression of freedom and acceptance.

The world is upside down when hatemongers are given a platform to preach their evil Gospel of misogyny, homophobia and racism. Perkins and his ilk are on the wrong side of history, but little by little we are turning things around and making America a more inclusive, democratic and loving country.