Burger King recently entered the race for LGBT cash flow with the introduction of the “Proud Whopper” and a somewhat modified, if not confusing slogan. The burger was welcomed with much LGBT fanfare and on the street interviews of “random” folks. The news media wanted to know what people thought of Burger King’s newest/oldest sandwich. I saw a few interviews of people who absolutely loved it and thought it was amazing. Then there was one poor guy who was simply stating that he thought it wasn’t a good thing, because of his religious beliefs. Suddenly the burger became less of the attraction while the ever so “tolerant” masses of the gay community, vilified the gentleman for having an opinion that was different than theirs. (Anyone else starting to notice that the “Tolerance” and “No Hate” is always what the gay community preaches, but seldom what they practice?)
Never been a Burger King fan myself. My fast food burger of choice was always McDonald’s. When I saw that Burger King had decided to sell a burger wrapped in a rainbow flag, I wasn’t phased. They can paint themselves as altruistic as they want to be, but at the end of the day, it’s simply another ploy by another corporation to gain a little more of the cash flow from the media’s, favorite flavor of the month, the LGBT community. We’ve grown to expect LGBT themed products from any company that sees green when everyone else is seeing a rainbow. If all things LGBT weren’t the “cash cow” that they are, they’d be lucky to get an honorable mention on a disposable napkin from our Royal Highness of Beefdom. When was the last time you saw an advertisement for ‘Compassion International’ or ‘Feed the Children’ on a Fast Food anything?
The surprise to some was that this “new” whopper was not in fact new. It was the same tired old sandwich that has been going against the Quarter Pounder for years. You might not have known that until you opened up the wrapper and found the following feel good slogan emblazoned across a makeshift rainbow flag; “We Are All The Same Inside”. It was a slogan of biblical proportions. This is a true statement my friend. We are all the same inside, because everyone of us is born into sin. Romans 3:23 Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Now I am not blind. I know that BK wasn’t using their wrapper to promote a thinly veiled message of the gospel. Just like the LGBT community has maligned the Rainbow, these words have also been twisted to preach tolerance and acceptance of sin. As inclusive as the message of “We are all the same inside” sounds, it doesn’t bear weight. If it is true, then Christ died for no reason at all and sin is inconsequential. Matthew 7:15-16 says “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
There are those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and are living a life accordingly. The evidence of Jesus in their life is the good fruit that we can all see. Then there are those people who simply refuse to acknowledge God at all. Still yet, there are those who live spiritual lives, according to select Holy Scriptures and serve a “Jesus” that looks very different than the one of the Bible. These three are similar in that they all need Jesus, but they look very different on the inside. Matthew 7:21 addresses the folks who say that we are all the same on the inside directly. “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.’
Accompanying the Proud Whopper is a new slogan as well, “Be Your Way.” John Crudele of the New York Post captures my thoughts best. John has this to say, “I’d still like to know what “Be Your Way” has to do with selling cooked meat. In fact, I’d like to know what “Be Your Way” has to do with anything.” I would like to know, too, John, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it is simply another way for ole BK to align themselves further with a world steeped in sin. “Be Your Way”, besides sounding ridiculous, flies in the face of how Jesus tells us to live our lives. Matthew 16:24 “…Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. “ That’s the antithesis of “Be Your Way”.
That nagging feeling you get when you break free from the path that God has designed for you, is the gentle conviction of the Holy Spirit. If you have never asked Jesus to be your savior or you are a gay man who started a journey out of homosexuality only to be seduced back into a life of sin by the false doctrine of Gay Christianity, God is ready and waiting for you. God loves you, but without the spirit of the Living God living in your heart, you are destined spend eternity separated from God. The overriding influence in your life should be JESUS, not LGBT. Turn from your sin, pursue God with your whole heart and the change that I myself have experienced, will come.