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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.


By:          VICTOR HOFF
On:           Jul 19, 2012
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    • 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!!

      Jul 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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?

      Jul 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven

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

      Jul 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jaded

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

      Jul 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jabaroo

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

      Jul 19, 2012 at 6:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike Ramon

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

      Jul 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Forgot Coke

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

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven

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

      Jul 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 3:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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

      Jul 20, 2012 at 4:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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. :&)

      Jul 20, 2012 at 10:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christopher

      meant “error”, not “eroor”

      Jul 20, 2012 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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:

      American Express
      American Airlines
      Pacific Gas & Electric
      Johnson & Johnson
      Save a Lot
      CVS Caremark
      Shop ‘n’ Save
      Bank of America
      Blue Cross/Blue Shield
      Southwest Airlines
      Burger King
      Capital One
      NBC Universal
      Century 21
      United Airlines
      Office Depot

      Good luck with that boycott.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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:
      Another list:
      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:

      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.

      Jul 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • akeloric

      I got that PDF from:
      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.

      Jul 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt

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

      Jul 22, 2012 at 2:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • akeloric

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

      Jul 22, 2012 at 5:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • akeloric

      So helpful they were at WAHA to offer a link to the very organization they dislike so much…
      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.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 5:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 5:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogShag

      Not that I advocate consuming either one of those beverages on a regular basis, I just don’t understand what’s so un-Christian about Pepsi. I’d love to hear what they have to day about this soda, which is actually pretty tasty for a cola type soda


      Jul 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • skeloric

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

      Jul 27, 2012 at 10:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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

      Jul 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Aug 1, 2012 at 12:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Aug 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Aug 11, 2012 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Aug 11, 2012 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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