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Ed Helms

I Won't Eat at Chick-fil-A

... 'Cause It's Anti-Gay

7/18/2012 10:00 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

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"Office" star Ed Helms is officially boycotting Chick-fil-A ... claiming the restaurant chain's anti-gay stance has caused him to lose his appetite.

Helms is responding to a statement issued by Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy ... who recently told a Christian publication that when it comes to accusations his company is actively opposed to gay marriage, Chick-fil-A is "guilty as charged."

Cathy claims his chicken people support the "biblical definition of the family unit." In fact, Chick-fil-A reportedly donated nearly $2 million towards religious groups that oppose gay marriage in 2010 alone.

The comments clearly didn't sit well with Helms ... who tweeted, "Chick-Fil-A doesn't like gay people? So lame. Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan."

Helms ain't alone ... the gay rights campaign NOH8 -- supported by stars like Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashians -- has also called for a Chick-fil-A boycott.

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kim842007    

@Bob they never said they hated gay people..they said they didn't support gay marriage. Why is it anyones business how a business owner feels get over yourself. If you like their food eat there if not, dont. Simple

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John    

IT'D BE DIFFERENT if he was trying to create a "movement" like, say, Anita Bryant did back in the early '70s. She was wrong. But this guy was only stating his opinion, which is a difference. It's true I liked Chick-fil-A, but, um, I probably won't eat there again... simply because they're making a stink out of gays. I never spend my hard-earned money at a place where I'm not respected or wanted.

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Missy    

Just as people who are pro-gay marriage are allowed to voice how they feel - those who are anti-gay marriage are allowed as well. Get over it - the man has a right to his views. Like a few idiots that are going to boycott Chik-Fil-A is really going to hurt them. You know they will be back eventually. Love their food! More power to him for speaking and being honest about what he feels.

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JustMe    

Because they dont support gay marriage lets boycott....wtf! We do not all have to support gay marriage,its our right!! This celeb is an IDIOT!!

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Sara Lee    

Just because someone doesn't support gay marriage doesn't mean that they don't like gay people.

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RolloMartins    

Am wondering what "the Biblical definition of the family unit" is? I've read the Bible and cannot find it anywhere.

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Doris Beckelhymer    

Big deal!!! This is America you crazy person - you can believe what you want!! If you don't want to eat at Chick-fil-A that's your choice. Don't get mad because someone disagrees with you - that makes you ignorant Ed Helms - and I don't think you're funny anyway!!

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Buck Winchester    

Good ! I will now eat even more at Chick- Fil-A So Fing sick of you Hollywood idiot. Gay this gay that. I cant even watch ione single shoe that does not have at least one gay character. Oh and Ed I used to like you but now I will never go you one of your movies again. STOP JAMING YOU GAY AGENDA DOWN OER THROATS ! WE have no problems at all with gays but when you keep going on your gay crusades it is getting sickening. Just stop it already !!!! Let gay people live their lives but I dont have to accept it. Mark my words in 10-15 years buys with 2 daddy's kissing all of the time will have some MAJOR reprcussions in the future. Little Johnny is going to think it is ok and normal to have a relationship with a man. It is ok to be gay of course but in that environment kids learn ehat they see. If they see both Dads kissing and hugging and maye even walk in by mistake and see them having sex they are going to think this is normal. Sorry folks it is ok to be gay but still not NORMAL. A Man and woman is normal. Again ok to be gay but please stop trying to justify that being gay is the same as heterosexual. This is the reason why you Hollywood idiots are completly out of touch. It is eaither how great KING OBAMA is or how wonderful and normal it is to be gay. Just stop pushing your Lierabl Gay agenda. If you stopped jamming it all of the time maybe we would be more likely to accept it more. You just dont know when to give up. Liberals never do. And by the way we really hope you enjoyed all that change from Obama. His change was raising all of our taxes and redistributing wealth. Yup that's the dair American way right Libs ? Enjoy your one term president. Not that Romney will be muchh better but he has to be better then the Non-American President we have have in office right now. Oh and if this is a Liberal website lets see how much balls you have to post my note.

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missy    

Just as people who are pro-gay marriage are allowed to voice how they feel - those who are anti-gay marriage are allowed as well. Get over it - the man has a right to his views. Like a few idiots that are going to boycott Chik-Fil-A is really going to hurt them. You know they will be back eventually. Love their food! More power to him for speaking and being honest about what he feels.

794 days ago
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missy    

I meant to say pro-gay MARRIAGE and anti-gay MARRIAGE and inadvertently left the marriage part out.

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missy    

Just as people who are pro-gay are allowed to voice how they feel - those who are anti-gay are allowed as well. Get over it - the man has a right to his views. Like a few idiots that are going to boycott Chik-Fil-A is really going to hurt them. You know they will be back eventually. Love their food! More power to him for speaking and being honest about what he feels.

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Mimikins    

All of us are sinners. Every last one of us. Some of us has sins that are more visible than others. This causes us to judge each other. We are not suppose to judge each other. When you judge you put yourself in the place of GOD and only GOD can judge. We need to do what he ask us to do. Seek a relationship with him and to love one another. We don't know how to love, we just hate.

"For GOD so loved the world, that he gave is only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
John 3:16

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SJane    

Chick-Fil-A was started by a Christian. It is one of the few businesses left that stay closed on Sunday. The owner of the company has every right to run his business how he sees fit and if gay marriage is against his beliefs then that is his business. He never said he wouldn't serve gay people-he just doesn't believe in gay marriage. It is not against the law. Chick-Fil-A does a lot of wonderful things, ?including paying college tuition for employees. If these celebrities can't 'stomach" it, then they obviously honk no one is entitled to their own beliefs.

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Sharonb    

Here is what is wrong with supporting "the biblical definition" of family. You have just left out all the "Christians" who have been married three, four, five times......the ones who have babies out of wedlock......single mothers whose children never met their daddy......children being raised by other relatives. The list goes on. Frankly, if I am buying your chicken, I don't need to know what your political views are. I'd rather not know in fact. But now that I do know.......

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James    

Gays don't eat faux food and apparently, Mr. Cathy knows it.

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