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Chipotle Promotes Sodomy!

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Chipotle is receiving some religious right-wing outrage thanks to their show of support at Pride festivals this past weekend in Washington, DC and Philadelphia. "Chipotle Tex-Mex Chain, Founded by Open Homosexual, Promoting Sodomy in Pride Parades Nationwide," Christian News screams:

Chipotle2"During both events, the chain utilized a float upon which sat a man riding a giant burrito wrapped in tin foil. On the side of the float was a sign that read 'So big you can ride it,' with an image  of a rainbow-wrapped burrito in the center.

The Chipotle logo was also displayed prominently on the float as it made its way down the street while thousands watched and cheered."

Chipotle employees were also spotted wearing, “Homo estas?” t-shirts, "a pun of 'Como estas?' which means 'How are you?' in Spanish."

Chipotle has been vocal about its' support for gay rights. Back in March, the fast food chain pulled sponsorship of the Boy Scouts' Scout-O-Rama fundraiser event in Utah, citing the company's policy not to support organizations that discriminate against individuals based on their sexual orientation.

Christian News notes, "The Scout policy was reportedly brought to the company’s attention by homosexual advocates." You'll recall a Towleroad reader, along with Think Progress, reached out to Chipotle, expressing concern over their initial sponosorship of the Boy Scout event. Christian News also attributes Chipotle founder Steve Ells' sexuality, "as a likely a factor in the company’s activism."

(Flickr images via Adam Fagen)

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  1. Is Chipotle the place where it's like Subway for burritos? I went to such a place, I think it was Chipotle, and I wanted to cry. It was magnificent (and delicious).

    Posted by: daws | Jun 18, 2013 2:07:04 PM

  2. Guess I know where to have dinner tonight!

    Posted by: Bubba | Jun 18, 2013 2:12:03 PM

  3. And yet they still can't get an occupancy permit in the Castro.

    Posted by: chasmader | Jun 18, 2013 2:12:31 PM

  4. anyone who's eaten chipotle knows that if chipotle is on the menu, then for the next 24 hours sodomy certainly isn't.


    love ya chiptole!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 18, 2013 2:13:48 PM

  5. Chipotle promotes sodomy? Guess I know where I'm having lunch tomorrow!!

    Posted by: Gigi | Jun 18, 2013 2:16:35 PM

  6. I hope Chipotle makes the cut into the Castro at Market/Church. Their food is fairly healthy and reasonably priced and would be a great addition to the neighborhood. It would also give Zapata and some of those other mediocre burrito joints a reason to serve better food!
    The fact that they are so pro-gay AND that they annoy the religious freaks is just an added bonus! Go Chipotle!
    Go Chipolte

    Posted by: SFshawn | Jun 18, 2013 2:20:25 PM

  7. ...and yet, we ban them from the Castro in order to preserve the neighborhood....of empty storefronts...

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Jun 18, 2013 2:22:10 PM

  8. Homo esta bien. Thank you very much!

    Although I love me some homemade burritos, why in the love of everything unholy would you see a burrito and think anal penetration?

    Qué, qué, qué??

    Posted by: Maguitac | Jun 18, 2013 2:35:05 PM

  9. I'm really not that crazy about their food, but their sense of humor is excellent!

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 18, 2013 2:39:29 PM

  10. I've said it before. The last thing I'm thinking about is sodomy after a burrito.

    Posted by: Scott Hutcheson | Jun 18, 2013 2:40:43 PM

  11. They had a similar float in the LA Pride parade.

    Posted by: e.c. | Jun 18, 2013 2:52:22 PM

  12. their salad dressing is delish, so is the fresh brewed iced tea

    Posted by: ty | Jun 18, 2013 3:08:41 PM

  13. the McDonald's of burritos? glad they were denied the Castro permit.

    seriously this is California go get a real burrito.. even a yuppie burrito like Papalote would be better.

    Posted by: csh | Jun 18, 2013 3:10:05 PM

  14. Seems Christian News readership skews pretty monolingual. The explanation that homo estas was a pun on como estas, and then translating this extremely basic phrase, was just sad to read.

    Posted by: Brian1 | Jun 18, 2013 3:12:43 PM

  15. Chipolte has been deckeing out their employees, for Gay Prides around the US, in ¿Homo Estas? tees since '07. The haters are always SO late to the party.

    Posted by: Chris Hodgson | Jun 18, 2013 3:36:28 PM

  16. Has Chipolte solved all of it's widespread labor issues with undocumented workers and quit classifying other employees as apprentices, so they don't have to pay overtime?

    Posted by: Rexford | Jun 18, 2013 3:39:30 PM

  17. Weird, I was at Chipotle last night and no one sodomized me. FALSE ADVERTISING.

    Posted by: FanzyPanz | Jun 18, 2013 4:30:31 PM

  18. I. Want. That. T-shirt.

    Posted by: Robert | Jun 18, 2013 4:37:47 PM

  19. Here's a photo of Jesus riding the burrito from Weho Pride!

    Posted by: eric | Jun 18, 2013 4:38:39 PM

  20. You have to have the sodomy first, then Chipotle after!

    That should be an ad campaign.

    Actually, though, here in Austin we have Freebirds World Burrito, which is much better.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jun 18, 2013 4:59:13 PM

  21. Their food is really lean and fresh. Obsessed with the chicken burrito bowl.

    And the stores has the best music of anyone, anywhere.

    Posted by: Brion | Jun 18, 2013 5:03:27 PM

  22. Wish we one around here! Their support is very welcomed. Any time we can knock the kristians down a notch is always a good thing.

    Posted by: ArkArk | Jun 18, 2013 5:27:22 PM

  23. "Open homosexual"? I should hope so. I've tried the closed ones and they're so difficult to use.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jun 18, 2013 5:39:25 PM

  24. Yay Jerry! Freebirds ROCKS! Although, Chipotle does run a close second. The support, the solidarity, the food altogether? Awesome. Nice job, Chipotle!

    Posted by: ESA | Jun 18, 2013 5:55:54 PM

  25. @ Sean Mandell -- to repeat my message from the other day: IT'S means "it is", ITS (no aposotrophe) mean its (possessive) just like "his" or "hers", ITS' (the form you seem to prefer) is not actually a word.

    Posted by: Buster | Jun 18, 2013 6:06:41 PM

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