Evangelist calls on Christians to boycott McDonald's over gay pride fries

An evangelist is urging Christians to boycott fast food giant McDonald's because of its newly launched french fry boxes which bear a rainbow design this month as an expression of support for gay pride. 

(REUTERS / Sam Mircovich)A large order of McDonald's french fries is shown May 22, 2008.

On June 2, evangelist Joshua Feuerstein posted a photo of McDonald's new gay pride fries on Facebook, along with a message to boycott the fast food giant. He also lambasted Macy's for supporting the upcoming LGBT Pride Parade, The Christian Post details.

"DISGUSTING! McDonald's released their RAINBOW FRIES today in honor of GAY PRIDE!" said Feuerstein on his Facebook post. "I'm tired of corporations trying to influence our families like this. SHARE THIS and let people know to STOP EATING at McDonalds! Plus, their food is c***. Really."

In a press release, McDonald's PRIDE Network co-chair Cathy Martin explained that the rainbow-colored french fry boxes "are a fun way" to express their support for the LGBT community. She also said the new boxes are merely a small part of their bigger effort to show this community their commitment to it.

"We are proud to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ community, including our employees, customers and beyond, each and every day," Martin added.

The Capital Pride Alliance is an organization which engages in LGBT education and outreach. The McDonald's Family Restaurants in the Washington D.C. area is one of its backers.

Aside from offering the gay pride french fry boxes in three McDonald's branches along the parade route, the fast food giant will also have a float in the event on June 10, Christian Broadcasting Network reports.

This is not the first time that Feuerstein has called on Christians to boycott giant retailers. In 2015, the former pastor slammed Starbucks and urged his followers to ban the coffee chain for scrapping "Christmas" out of its cups, saying the company hates Jesus.

McDonald's and Macy's are not the only big companies that have publicly supported the pro-LGBT agenda. The American Family Association says Target has opened sections specializing in "products normalizing homosexuality" in the last two years. The group also said the profits from those products usually go to gay advocacy groups that push LGBT lifestyle in public schools.