KITCHEN NIGHTMARE

More Junk From Junk-Food Purveyors: ID Bar Bans Gay-Friendly Sodas, Beers

Seems like just when you forgot that Idaho is Ground Zero for some of the most notorious hate groups in the country, some burger-making crazies in the Gem State decide to take a stand for Jesus and ban Pepsi, Miller beer and other products in league with Satan.

Mike and Mari Fuller of Waha Bar & Grill—home of the famous Triple Waha Burger and Fry Combo—have just plain had it with those tutti-frutti companies supporting anti-Christian organizations like the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

“The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is an entity that collects money from major corporations to further promote policies for the gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders,” said Mike Fuller. “And as Christians, we don’t support that.”

Of course you don’t, dear. But we are curious about a couple of things, though. One, what do your servers tell all those Lewiston kids when they order your carb-laden, kid-friendly raviolis with French fries?  Isn’t gluttony a sin?

Does Waha’s request to join the “conscientious-consumer movement,”  including charitable contributions to “non-divisive, non-political entities and charities such as cancer research, heart disease or fighting world hunger” happen to include placing, we don’t know, maybe one salad on that artherosclerotic menu of yours?

And with New York mayor Mike Bloomberg trying to outlaw trans fats and super-sized sodas, heart disease is quickly becoming a political issue.

GLAAD issued a statement connecting the dots: “The NGLCC works to secure a culture where gay people, including young adults, do not feel bullied. And it’s unfair policies like this that contribute to bullying and can even lead to violence.”

We’ll take that to go.

 

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33 Comments

  • Travis

    Thankfully this place is in the middle of nowhere (though I hear the food is good). I’ve lived in Lewiston for 7 years and just saw the place for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Don’t really understand how they get enough business to stay open. Fuck ’em!!

  • Daniel Philippe

    I just do not get why some people act like this. Is it that they want to get attention and they want to be selfish and hog all the fame in the world because they are Christian and straight. Just believe you are Christian does not automatically make you straight. There are definitely Christians out there who are gay and who are not like this. Why does this world have to be so judgmental and try to act like they are better than everyone else when they really are not?

  • Daniel Philippe

    @Travis: Travis, just when you thought a food store was good, look at what they do! It is hard to trust companies and people in general sometimes.

  • MikeE

    I’m certain they have a burger with bacon on the menu.
    Which just shows what BAD Christians they are if their interpretation of the Bible includes old testament verses against homosexuality.

    just more hypocritical idiots who call themselves “Christian” without even knowing what it means.

  • DouggSeven

    Coke sponsored the recent NY pride parade – they might want to boycot that too.

  • Daez

    @Travis: If I was in the middle of Idaho, and I had the capability to EASILY garner national attention and I was having issues getting customers, I think I’d go all anti-gay too.

  • jaded

    The way I see it, they can boycott who they like. After all I already boycott Mrs. Fields, Dominos and now Chik-fillA.

  • the other Greg

    NOT defending them at all, but I think gluttony is not mentioned in the bible. The seven deadly sins are traditional Catholic teaching – vividly described by Dante (and others) – but they’re not biblical, and most Protestants would never have heard of that.

  • Jabaroo

    So I’m guessing they don’t serve deep-fried Oreos then?

  • Mike Ramon

    I wonder how christian they are going to feel when their “bucket-o-lard” restaurant goes bellyup.

  • Forgot Coke

    Gonna have to take down their huge Coke sign too cuz well, they support us too.

  • Belize

    A hick owned eatery acting like a hick in a hick town? Not news.

    Pepsi and Coke being sold at a hick town? Now that’s news.

  • DouggSeven

    @Mike Ramon: Sadly, with all the attention, it will make them a lot of cash.

  • Clayton

    I live in Lewiston and have never been there. It’s like way out of town at the edge of the woods. Even though they say it’s not a publicity stunt the only thing they have to gain from this is a few more bigoted people discover that there is a place that shares their misguided beliefs and they decide to drive to the woods for a burger. It’s not like their clientele really was LGBTQ friendly in the first place.

  • BlogShag

    Instead of banning those products, they need to ban the companies from making those poisons, or the dip shits that don’t understand the concept of moderation, of which there are too many in the USA

  • Christopher

    @ No.8 the other Greg: An innocent eroor, but there are many, many condemnations of gluttony in the Bible. I would list a few, but being a recovered fundamentalist, I just can’t bring myself to ‘quote scripture’ at anyone anymore. :&)

  • Christopher

    meant “error”, not “eroor”

  • Chuck Anziulewicz

    I just sent Waha Bar & Grill the following email:

    I read that you stopped using Pepsico and MillerCoors products because they support the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Here is a list of other corporate partners of that organization:

    IBM
    Intel
    American Express
    American Airlines
    Colgate-Palmolive
    Pacific Gas & Electric
    Ramada
    Johnson & Johnson
    Corning
    Kelloggs
    Allstate
    Save a Lot
    AT&T
    CVS Caremark
    Shop ‘n’ Save
    Bank of America
    Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    Marriott
    Southwest Airlines
    Staples
    Burger King
    FedEx
    Merck
    MetLife
    Capital One
    Target
    GlaxoSmithKline
    NBC Universal
    Toyota
    HBO
    Century 21
    Chevron
    Hilton
    United Airlines
    UPS
    Office Depot
    Hyatt
    OfficeMax
    Verizon

    Good luck with that boycott.

  • akeloric

    @Chuck Anziulewicz:
    Nice list.
    Except you forgot to add Facebook and Google and similar.
    There are so many now, that I rather wish there was a proper list on some website.

    Well… here is a list:
    http://www.hirediversity.com/news/2003/3/10/the_most_gayfriendly_companies.htm
    Another list:
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/more-businesses-than-ever-rated-gay-friendly-62643/
    Which mentions a lot more car companies than merely Toyota…
    “Ford, GM, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen”
    Their customers practically have to WALK to their restaurant.

    I think if we poke around a little, we find that they could have a hard time even stocking their restaurant with ANYTHING.

    But I’m appalled that I STILL can’t find a complete list.
    I want a nice list of ALL of the businesses that support us and it seems that the list has grown so very large that it has become nearly impossible to get a clear and concise list.
    Which is a very good thing indeed.
    I’ll not dispute that.
    I just wish there was a clear list.
    Too many sites have resorted to be a ‘search box’ instead.
    It is just that searching with a box is not as much fun as seeing a massive wall of companies that support Equality.
    Dang, about time.
    Finally poked at google until it coughed it up:
    http://www.procon.org/sourcefiles/hrc-fortune-500-141-companies-cei-rating-100.pdf

    This little restaurant might have a thousand new customers, but they have to refuse most credit cards and probably not even have a proper cash register anyway AND refuse service to those who pull up in ‘forbidden vehicles’ AND probably haven’t even anything left to offer them from the menu. LOL
    They REALLY need to know all of it.
    It is just that your list was way too short.

  • akeloric

    I got that PDF from:
    http://borngay.procon.org/view.additional-resource.php?resourceID=004288
    And even here we only get the extremes — 100% and 0%
    I’d still like a list of companies 90%+
    Even 80+ could be helpful.
    We could really put and end to all this ‘boycott’ nonsense, especially when they finally realize that they’d have to run around naked and survive on ingesting nothing but AIR.

    Heck I started noticing that there were POWER COMPANIES on the list, so they’d unplug themselves from the power grid as well if necessary?
    I’m going to hope so.

  • Hyhybt

    Their sign, too, shows a problem: it advertises Coca-Cola, which unless I’m completely misinformed is also a gay-friendly company.

  • akeloric

    @Hyhybt:
    Last I knew, ALL major soft drink brands had become GLBT friendly.
    Plus a few of the minor brands as well.

  • akeloric

    So helpful they were at WAHA to offer a link to the very organization they dislike so much…
    http://www.nglcc.org/corporate/partners
    There is the list of groups I’ll be trying hard to support more.
    Let’s make their little ‘boycott’ backfire by doing our best to make these companies even more profitable.
    I think that all the folks who visit here can overcome by a large margin any insignificant loss that this little sh*thole bar/restaurant could even attempt to take credit for.

  • akeloric

    Well, I think they still are setting their sights much too low at Waha, they should really try to take on all the companies that get a 100% on the HRC scorecard I offered earlier.
    They would be even more fun to ridicule.

  • Hyhybt

    @BlogShag: Pepsi isn’t un-Christian, so far as I know. They just aren’t mean enough to gay folks to suit these people.

  • skeloric

    LOL… I typoed my name earlier…. LOL.
    And now I cannot fix it either. LOLLERSKATES.

  • skeloric

    @BlogShag: The problem here is that “Christianity” has changed its core values to being of Bigotry, Prejudice, and Homophobia.
    They claim to be speaking for some dead guy called “Jesus”, except that guy had some pretty strong words about folks falsely claiming to be his followers:

    Matthew 7:15-21 (King James Version)

    15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

    17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

    18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

    19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

    21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    I’d say that these folk are not really reading their own “sacred book” — they ARE the “ravening wolves” warned against.
    Maybe this “Jesus” guy might actually have known what he was talking about, he seems to have described the entirety of Christianity rather well: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

    Sounds EXACTLY like the “Christianity” I see on the news everyday.

  • BlogShag

    @skeloric: :) I knew a long time ago that Christians were a bunch of intolerant delusional, hypocritical, aand spiteful wackos. I think religion does more to divide people than bring them together

  • skeloric

    @BlogShag: I fully agree.
    IF Christianity were actually followed as it was intended, all Christians would be Socialists as well as the LEAST judgmental group around.
    There would be no such thing as Fox News either.
    Probably no Corporations buying the country out from underneath us and Slavery probably would have been abandoned 500 or more years ago.
    But “Christianity” has absolutely nothing to do the guy they call “Christ”, which is why the world tends to look like a total hellhole.

  • Skeloric

    @BlogShag: Religion does “bring them together” though… Millions in this country are united by their hatred towards anything that espouses the TRUE VALUES of the Being they claim to speak for. They’ll get some kind of horrible surprise (hopefully they’ll get to the judgment they keep yammering about) after they leave their lives behind, which unfortunately is of no help to us now. What we really need is stronger laws protecting the Secular community from the Wingnuts, as in “an affiliation with any religious group denies the person voting rights”. Too bad it’ll never happen.

  • Skeloric

    @BlogShag: I fully agree.
    IF Christianity were actually followed as it was intended, all Christians would be Socialists as well as the LEAST judgmental group around.
    But “Christianity” has absolutely nothing to do the guy they call “Christ”, which is why the world tends to look like a total hellhole.

  • Skeloric

    Once again, the moderation system proves that the moderators are all morons who are incapable of doing their job. There are replies here that have waited 2 weeks to have a moderator show up and do his job.

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