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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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76.

Barb    

Boo hoo. Finally a place that isn't "bending over" to compromise what they believe in. People can voice their opinions as long as it goes with what gay people want, but the minute you say anything otherwise, by golly, we're going to condemn you and boycott you. What happened to freedom of speech? Way to go Chick Fil A. I'll just eat there more to offset the handful of people not eating there because of a dumb reason.

828 days ago
77.

Bob    

I'm all for gay marriage, but the last thing I want to do is be on the same side as Miley, Lindsey and the Kardashians. HELP!

828 days ago
78.

Fabienne    

Would take it more seriously is you wrote that Harvey, Neil P.H. and Anderson C. were active about this campaign than Kim, Lindsay and the other little girl.
People of substance and education instead of ........
JMO

828 days ago
79.

dunno    

Chick-fil-A against equal rights? So long Chick-fil-A!

828 days ago
80.

lucy    

well good, I won't have to worry about running into him there. Love Chik-fil-A!!

828 days ago
81.

Don Martin    

I'm for anything that makes the line shorter. Maybe they will go after illegal aliens next.

828 days ago
82.

Thomas Jefferson    

Do they deliver to the west coast

828 days ago
83.

Yup    

This is the stupidest thing ever. I'm guessing the company is owned/founded by self righteous southern religious types, because no clear thinking business person would ever get involved in an arguement where they could lose business. A dollar from a gay man or woman spends the same as a straight man or woman, and any business man or woman except those who are being controlled by their church knows this...

828 days ago
84.

James    

Am boycotting "Office" , Cyrus and Lohan.....I LOVE Chick-fil-A

828 days ago
85.

Thomas Jefferson    

Don't these sub celebrities know that it has a reverse effect when they open their mouth!

828 days ago
86.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Nobody is taking away the Chick fila man's freedom of speech. Freedom of speech doesn't mean that whenever somebody says something you agree with, nobody should speak in contradiction of it.

828 days ago
87.

xiam007    

thanks for reminding to stop by Chik fila to pick up some dinner tonight!!!

828 days ago
88.

candace    

What does he expect? The company is founded by Christian family and from the South. Sorry they don't believe in it. That's their choice and their religion you can't do anything about it. Do u honestly expect that they will go out of business? Come to my city and see how busy they are at any given time and we have 4 locations.

828 days ago
89.

Rhubino    

NOH8. No Hate. I'm getting tired of the word "hate". Even in the comments section here we're asked to "Like" or "Hate". WTF happened to "Dislike"? The owner didn't say he doesn't like gay people, just that he's opposed to gay marriage. And he certainly didn't express any "hatred".

828 days ago
90.

Hutch    

This isn't really much of an issue. Chick Fil A is owned by christians, homosexuality is viewed as a sin in christianity, so a christian organization doesn't approve of gay marriage. Well duh. This isn't a problem. It's just a stance. We all have our stances.

828 days ago
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