Damn. For this kind of free publicity I'd serve bowls full of communion wafers. I'd set them out on every table like potato chips.

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Kuma's Corner, a heavy-metal-themed burger joint in Chicago, has unleashed a firestorm of controversy after garnishing a cheeseburger with an unconsecrated communion wafer and red wine.

"We didn't expect this reaction. Apparently, today, someone's coming out to do a rosary prayer over our restaurant," said Luke Tobias, director of operations. "We've done plenty of burgers named after fairly controversial bands in the past to seemingly no visible effect. It's based on a band [The Ghost], just like every other burger on our menu."

The Reverend Emily Mellott, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard, Ill., says the burger goes too far.

"The root of this burger is a mockery of one of the most important symbols of the Christian faith," Mellott said. "If the owner of the restaurant were a member of my congregation, I'd tell him to withdraw the burger immediately."

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What an overtly protective reaction to something not even directly related to what these folks are offended by. I've never heard of this burger place before now, but I love metal and I think even just the idea of the establishment is really cool. If I am ever in the area I'm going to happily give this place a shot, that burger looks great!

If the owner of the restaurant were a member of my congregation, I'd tell him to withdraw the burger immediately.

And if you were anyone in my life, I'd tell you to fuck off.

I bet the wafer gives it a nice little crunch, sort of like potato chips on tuna sandwiches.  The poor Christians!  someone desecrating their tasteless little symbol.  They should be big enough to take it.  What weenies!

I bet the wafer gives it a nice little crunch, sort of like potato chips on tuna sandwiches.  The poor Christians!  someone desecrating their tasteless little symbol.

I was an altar server when I was a kid. There was a big box of communion wafers with a metal scoop. I used to eat them when I showed up first for 8 o'clock mass and the place was deserted.

They do have a nice crunch, with the consistency of a rice cake, but they are pretty much tasteless. It would be good to serve them with dip or maybe on a platter covered with cheese like nachos.

Nah, they've got a very mild taste. If you're congested or there's any insense burning, you're not going to taste it. It's like if cardboard and wheat had a baby.

The Blasphemy Burger. 100% USDA choice beef, topped with American cheese and the actual transubstantiated flesh and and blood of Jesus Christ. Served with your choice of side: hell fries or damnation slaw.

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They should claim it's an actual consecrated host and wine. Why knuckle under? Not like a patron could send the wafer out for laboratory testing to have the Jesus-ness verified anyway.

What are they calling it, "White Castle Light"?

Consecrated or not, it all turns to shit.

Oh I love the blasphemy.  I have to give my son medicine and I can't tell you how many times I think, "body of Christ" when I put the tiny pills on his tongue.  I might slip up one of these days and say it, creating a lot of confusion for him and convulsive laughter for me. 

I really do try to be respectful of people's beliefs, but transubstantiation is just dumb.

Loaded with trans fats.

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The wafers are suitable for vegetarians as they have not yet being consecrated. Once that happens they turn into flesh so they should carry a “not suitable for vegetarians” warning. The Catholic Church was upset earlier this year when a DNA test failed to show any traces of Jesus in them.

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