Chick-Fil-A Stands Against Gay Marriage

Chick-fil-A is feeling the heat from customers unhappy about anti-gay marriage comments made by the chain's president. From regular chicken-cravers to the rich and famous, including actor Ed Helms, fans are flocking far away.

Ed HelmsChick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance is turning out to be hard for some customers to stomach. The restaurant chain has been trending in the news for all the wrong reasons ever since president Dan Cathy said he's "guilty as charged" when it comes to the eatery's "support of the traditional family."

What's that mean, exactly? Well, for actor Ed Helms, a self described "loyal fan," it means swearing off waffle potato fries in favor of other fast food eateries.

"We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit," Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Biblical Recorder. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.

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"We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that," the man in charge of 1,608 restaurants explained.

"We intend to stay the course," he added of Chick-fil-A's plans for the future. "We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."

The interview, to put it in a cliche, left a bad taste in Ed Helms' mouth. The actor who recently voiced The Lorax's Once-ler, tweeted in reaction, "Chick-fil-A doesn’t like gay people? So lame. Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan."

Concurring with Ed Helms' Chick-fil-A stance, one Twitter user wrote Friday, "Dear Chick-Fil-A: You sell fast food. You aren't doling out loaves and fishes. Try not to be so pious about sexual orientation."

But of course, as with any heated controversy, there are those who'd argue with the actor and defend the fast food chain's position. "@edhelms so people aren't allowed to have personal convictions?" questioned one follower. "They aren't killing gay people, just don't support gay marriage."

Will you be boycotting Chick-fil-A along with Ed Helms?

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Comments on "Ed Helms and fellow foodies flock away from Chick-fil-A"

John August 09, 2012 | 9:37 PM

This is only an issue for the liberal media such as yourself who fail to report that actually Chick Fil-A is doing better than ever and doesn't need your pro "marriage dollars. Shows how biased liberal -------- are by your article.

Jolyn August 08, 2012 | 5:33 PM

I didn't hear him say anything about not liking s. It cracks me up when celebrities get all mad when non liberal Christians speak their minds. Celebrities need to stay in their own over paid fantasy worlds. They have no idea how 'regular' people live or think.

Josh August 01, 2012 | 1:53 PM

Where did he say he doesn't like people? He says he believes in the biblical model of family, one man and one woman. He does not say anything derogatory about homouals.

Emma July 24, 2012 | 4:21 PM

I support Chick fil A and what it stands for! I think it is respectable that an organization would stand for something so strongly, no matter what it was. There will always be people who disagree but I believe in the biblical definition of marriage and one of the reasons I love Chick fil A is they are committed to their beliefs and put out a great product. Would this be such a big deal if it were in favor the opposite way?!

wendy July 20, 2012 | 9:43 PM

I'm kind of torn about this. I mean, yeah, it is your right to believe that homouality is a sin, yes it is your right to even vote against equality of marriage, and so on. But to bring your whole company out against it is...I don't know. A grey area for me at best.

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