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'Modern Family' Star

Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A Meal?

9/22/2011 1:00 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

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3:30 PM: Multiple sources close to Sarah have contacted us to say she is absolutely NOT anti-gay ... and she had no idea about Chick-fil-A's non-culinary practices. Mystery solved.


On television "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland, 20, has two gay uncles, but in real life she just attended the grand opening of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Hollywood ... an evangelical Christian owned corporation which has been accused of being anti-gay.

Although Chick-fil-A has responded to the homophobic allegations by saying they "serve and value all people," they also routinely contribute to anti-gay organizations like Focus on the Family.

Pro-equality groups aren't happy about the fast food chain's latest outpost and are planning a protest in front of the new Hollywood location on Saturday.

While Sarah may not be aware of the chain's practices, TMZ contacted her rep but have not heard back.



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Tracey    

F the over top political correctness crap. Chc-fi-la is one of the few places where they EXPECT the staff to provide good service, treat their employees well and food is good EVERY TIME! It goes both ways you know. TO EACH THEIR OWN!

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CC    

If Chick-fil-A is anti gay I'll have to eat there more often!!!!

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CC    

PS - Thanks TMZ for giving me the heads up on this. Can you publish a list of more anti-gay restaurants?

1024 days ago
364.

CommonSense    

Thanks for the info TMZ. I'm going to Chick-Fil-A for lunch now. I'll also be spending every other opportunity for fast food with them now.
Call it a vote against you're lame agenda with "Preger Men" and "Sonny and Cher Son's" all of which do not exist.
Maybe gay people will start to learn that most of us don't care about what you do - just shut up about it.
Do you hold any other value as a human other than what you do while naked?! Grow up fools.

1024 days ago
365.

DontTreadOnMe    

So what tmz is saying is that its ok for homos to have groups that accept money for the pro homos but its not ok for a company to give money to a group that doesnt agree with homos...kind of a double standard but I wouldnt expect anything less from tmz and their homo loving views :)

1024 days ago
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keri    

To suggest that something is anti gay implies discrimination and antipathy.....Focus on the Family believes that homosexuality is Bibically wrong but has never discriminated or encouraged bigotry, hatred, intolerence or prejudice against anyone....gay or straight.

1024 days ago
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deelzbub    

Chick-fil-A is pro-Christian, not anti-gay. If they contribute to other Christian groups, what is the big deal? Main commandment of Christianity = Love one another. If you have a problem with that, then you are part of the problem.

Plus, their food is great, restaurants are clean, and their employees are polite.

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Tootsie    

The is such an ignorant story. Do your research TMZ, seriously. You all should be ashamed of yourself.

1024 days ago
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some guy    

Harvey's a ***. There I said it.

1024 days ago
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James     

Where is our freedoms in this country anymore? People have a right to support any group theey want to support, and Focus On The Family is not homophobic they just call gays what the world used to call them, perverts

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deelzbub    

Chick-fil-A is pro-Christian, not anti-gay. If they contribute to other Christian groups, what is the big deal? Main commandment of Christianity = Love one another. If you have a problem with that, then you are part of the problem.

Plus, their food is great, restaurants are clean, and their employees are polite.

1024 days ago
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RobinPickles    

As long as she is eating something, she looks like a bag of bones....

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373.

Kpas    

Is that Oprah in the background?????? Nom Nom Nom!!!!

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DirtySouth    

Protest all you want. It's a privately owned company. So, there's nothing you can do. Customers have known for years this company was owned by Evangelicals. How? It's closed on Sundays. If gay people have a problem with it, open a competing restaurant that publicly supports gay causes and see how well it does. If it is successful, great. If not, shut up.

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Cobra Kai    

A chicken is a ****. Gays like ****. So why don't gays like Chick-fil-a ??

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