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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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61.

William    

Chick-Fil-A is the best fast food chain at which I have ever eaten. They do not discriminate. For you to insinuate otherwise is nothing but slander. Take your gay agenda and shove it.

942 days ago
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Heather    

wow.......because someone has an opinion and doesnt agree with something we have to announce it? I forgot ...we live in the US where if you dont accept anything and everything you are racist...a ignorant or anti gay. Unreal.The girl wants chicken..suddenly maybe shes anti gay....and the company supports christian values....and the problem is??????? I want to walk with dog crap on my shoe thru your house....and if you dont accept it then your a moron...get a clue people...we dont have to accept anything and everything...and it doesnt make us jerks...were entitled to an opinion and our own morals and values and beliefs!!!!

942 days ago
63.

David Gillies    

Johnny Lopez needs to get a life. Totally misusing his power through the media, trying to intimidate people and manage their lives. I am sorry that he abuses this power.

942 days ago
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Broncho4    

Are we supposed to check the political leanings of all of the restaurants we eat at now? Get a life people!

942 days ago
65.

egar    

WOW who cares!? since when is it bad to be Christian anyways?! Does anyone remember what the US was founded on?

942 days ago
66.

The PMG    

Wow......If the word gay is involved with anything you bet Harvey will want a story and a poll about it. Seriously, what the hell does it matter? If you don't like chick-fil-a, then don't go to chick-fil-a, it isn't that hard to figure out.

942 days ago
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QuietCitizen    

Please add another section to your survey: DO YOU CARE? I personally do not care and think she should be able to select any restaurant she pleases.

942 days ago
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Craig    

Seriously??? Who give a crap??? It's reporting like this (Sure it's TMZ, but still) that confuses people who don't think. This will be one of the cleanest best fast food places in Hollywood, only thing that's gonna suck is it won't be open on Sundays, now THERE is my issue with the place.

942 days ago
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OhyesIdid    

Like seriously who cares. Everyone has a right to their own views and opinions. People have as much right to be against gays as people have the rights to be gay. Its a free country. As long as they arn't out murdering or beating gays so what. No one has to agree with anybody. I say F* politically correctness!!! Good food is good food

942 days ago
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gigi    

You are assuming that all of us are pro-gay like you. We are not. Alot of us feel that homosexuality is a sin just like adultry and murder and that we are all sinners and need Gods forgiveness. I'm not against gay humans, but I believe the Bible and like it or try to argue the point, it is pretty darn clear how God feels about it. If you don't change your ways and ask for salvation, you will go to hell.

942 days ago
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tawne    

just because somneone givesmoney to focus on the family...that does NOT make them anti gay...geeeez...talk about shallow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

942 days ago
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S.     

It's just food. Jesus.

942 days ago
73.

CaliGirlinGA    

At the Chick-fil-A here in downtown Atlanta, there are a couple of gay (and lesbian) folks working there. So I'm not too sure that they are "anti-gay", as you stated.

942 days ago
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Yeti Lee    

TMZ your gay agenda is pathetic. Just because Harvey is gay doesn't mean you need to twist every single story into being anti-gay. You claim Focus On The Family is an anti-gay organization which is 100% completely untrue. It is a Christian group,and that is a big difference than being an anti-gay group. It is pathetic that TMZ is very openly anti-christian and will always try to twist anything into being a gay agenda. Anti-gay and anti-jew seem to be what all your stories focus on, kinda funny when you're run by a gay Jew, kinda obvious what your agenda really is.

942 days ago
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Dante Giveacrap    

Boy, you guys have really taken a dive. Maybe you should merge with the National Enquirer and just be done with it.

942 days ago
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