Catholic Charities said today it would not accept a $1,500 donation that a local restaurant has offered amid controversy over its new burger, which mocks the sacred Christian sacrament of Holy Communion.
Kuma’s Corner began selling the burger, the Ghost, in recognition of the Swedish band Ghost B.C. But the menu item at the heavy-metal-themed restaurant in the Avondale neighborhood has offended many Christians, including those at Catholic Charities.
“We have not received nor will we accept a donation from Kuma’s Corner,” said a statement from Kristine Kappel, director of communications for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
“Communion is a central part of the Catholic faith,” Kappel said. “We strongly urge Kuma’s to discontinue selling a burger that disrespects that faith and the faith of all Christians.”