Catholic Charities turn down donation from Chicago restaurant that serves blasphemous burger

Catholic Charities rejected a $1,500 donation offer from a restaurant that is serving a blasphemous burger.

Kuma’s Corner made news last week when it began offering “The Ghost,” served with a red wine reduction and an unconsecrated Communion wafer, through the end of October.

The restaurant names its burgers after heavy metal bands, and its owners said the recent menu item is named after the Swedish band Ghost B.C., which is known for performing in Roman Catholic-themed costumes while singing satanic lyrics.

Kuma’s Corner made the donation online over the weekend after some Christians complained about the burger, but Catholic Charities said they would return it.

"The Eucharist is a central part of the Catholic faith and we strongly urge Kuma's Corner to discontinue selling a burger that disrespects that faith and the faith of all Christians,” said a spokeswoman for the charity.

But the restaurant’s owners said they would not stop selling the burger until the end of the month, and they urged fans on their Facebook page to check out the band that inspired the burger.