Story by 89 WLS Editor Matt Lo Cascio
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will not accept any donation offered to them by Kuma's Corner, makers of the controversial "Ghost Burger."
"We have not received nor will we accept a donation from Kuma's Corner. Communion is a central part of the Catholic faith. We strongly urge Kuma's to discontinue selling a burger that disrespects that faith and the faith of all Christians," Catholic Charities said Monday.
The statement came in response to Kuma's offer to donate $1,500 to Catholic Charities on Friday, when Kuma's sent out a press release that stated the restaurant would continue to offer the controversial "Ghost Burger" on their menu.
The restaurant's owners quoted the first amendment, stated the burger would continue to be sold throughout October and then made the donation offer to Catholic Charities at the end.
The owners said that "people have unfortunately found reason to find offense," at the Ghost Burger. It's no surprise that Catholic Charities declined the donation, as Kuma's refused to acknowledge that people could find the item offensive.
Do you think that Catholic Charities should accept the donation? Should Kuma's Corner stop selling the burger? Let us know what you think in the comments below.