Actor Ed Helms is the latest celebrity to put his money where his mouth is.
"The Office" star has tweeted that he's no longer a fan of fast food giant Chick-fil-A.
Helms made the choice after the restaurant chain's president and CEO made it known that the company doesn't support same-sex marriage in an interview with the Baptist Press.
He expressed his disagreement with their position via Twitter.
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t like gay people? So lame," he tweeted Wednesday. "Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan."
Chick-fil-A's position has ruffled quite a few feathers.
In the interview with the Baptist Press, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said he's "guilty as charged" when it comes to the eatery's “support of the traditional family."
“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that … 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," he added.
Helms is far from being alone in his dismay: The gay rights campaign NOH8 - backed by “Glee” actress Jane Lynch, Deepak Chopra, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashian sisters - also called for a boycott earlier this year.
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Thomas paign once said something to the effect – if I don't believe as you believe and you don't believe as I believe, all it proves is that I don't believe as you believe and you don't believe as I believe. Well, now that has become a one-way street. What happened to respecting one's beliefs. So you want to boycot him and play the pied piper to get others to harm his business just because you think differently than he does? What inside you prevents you from accepting his position just as you would want someone to accept yours? So if you choose not to buy food from a resturant – fine! What gives you the rigjht to play God and tell everyone else to do the same thing? Did he campaign to do the same to your friends? And for these well known Hollywood heads to get on this band wagon certainly stains their image in my opinion. You have the right to your own opinion as does the CEO, but what in the world gives you the right to do to him what you have and are continuing to do? To what extreme to you need to go to defame him? Wow!
This has gotten so out of hand. They have every right to believe as they do just as others have the right to believe how they choose. Just because they believe this way does not mean they "hate" gays. If they were turning away gays or not hiring because of that view then there is a problem. They have not done that. Personally I believe everyone should have the right to marry the one they love but even in my own family most don't believe that.
Mr Cathy never said that he didn't like gay people. He merely said that from a religious stand point he believes that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman. I don't see how that means he hates gay people. Kind of making an inductive leap there, don't you think?
Well said and true.
Unlike the extreme "stretch" from liberal Hollywood.
Chick f'n le s-*cks anyway regardless of what the idiot owner thinks.
I always look to Hollywood actors for political guidance. I mean, they're ALWAYS so right about EVERYTHING! They're shining examples of excellent role models to be revered and we should all live our lives just like them. They're not uninformed egomaniacs who merely read other people's words. They have valuable opinions we should listen to.
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Will you gay bashers stop twisting the facts! The company has not come out against gays. There is nothing on paper from Chick Fil a about gays. He made a "personal" statement that has been transferred and stretch beyond the point of a lie. But you then, the game extremists care nothing about truth, honesty are fairness; their only agenda is to get their lifestyle branded okay. Good luck with that. It isn't. You'll always have your doubt and guilt. And there is nothing any of us have to do with that.
Come out of the closet already, your self-loathing is oppressive.
II'm sorry you don't get it. I'm gay. Why would I purchase a product from a company that is giving large sums of money to make ensure that I (as a tax paying american citizen) do NOT have the same rights as my straight neighbors? Certainly doesn't sound like the chicken place is for gays, now does it?
To those on here saying that not going to Chick-Fil-A is not supporting their first amendment rights, you are so wrong! It is exercising your own first amendment right to protest! Let's say that the CEO of Burger King comes out and says that he hates all Christians and is going to donate half of Burger King's profits to organizations designed to take down the church. While still acknowledging that he has every RIGHT to say that (so no, you would not want to put him in jail), you would also be free to exercise your right not to eat there, and that would not be an anti-first-amendment decision. An anti-first-amendment decision would be calling for his arrest and punishment. People are allowed to respond to speech personally in any way they choose (for example, by not being friends with someone who SPEAKS annoyingly, by not attending a church that has different views than you, by not making donations to a particular political party, and yes, by not purchasing items from a particular company), none of which have anything to do with violating allowing that person/church/political party/company to speak freely as much as they want. The GOVERNMENT is not allowed to limit what someone can say publicly, that is the first amendment, which has nothing to do with how you as an individual choose to purchase or not purchase a product in response. Protest is one of the most fundamental forms of FREE SPEECH – it is not anti-speech!
Who really cares? If you don't want to go, then don't go. Why organized a boycott? Are you so insecure in your beliefs that you won't feel justified unless you have a couple hundred other over-reating people there with you?
Who gives a damn about what Ed thinks?
That Peppercorn is nasty stuff! I always order my Chick-fil-A without it.
To all the upset straight folks. You may deny the right to love and marry, all you wish. You may turn your heads at the sight of a same gender kiss. But like it or not gay people have always existed and always will exist. If you choose to hate, refuse to see and continue to hold tight to your bible, your traditions of marriage will destroy family's. You allow us the right to exist but refuse us the right to live. You have allowed your bible, your traditions of marriage to speak hate. You have allowed your opinion to prevent my right to love, to live. You will not make me love someone I do not. You will not prevent me from loving someone I do. I can not expect you to give me the right to love, to live. For it is not yours to give. I have the right to love, to live I gave it to myself. It was mine to give. It will be mine to marry. You will know it, It was never your choice. -LOVE-
I would like to agree with you and say that the entire population of the world needed to practice nothing but gay relations starting over 1,000 years ago,, Mankind and the world would be such a better place today,, Population problems-check, war out of control-check, terrorism-check, pollution-check, murder-check.
I don't deny you and yes sin has always been around, what I deny is you getting special rights because of a choice you make. This is not the same as people being denied rights due to the pigmentation of their skin they have no choice in the matter. You on the other hand do have a choice and since it is a choice why should I give you special rights? If you get special rights for your choice then we will need to give others the same special rights, for example in some countries eating dog is delicacy but I am not going to give them the right in the US to eat dog.
Yes, because now gays are being denied the right to love.
Do you even think before you type this stuff?
Who is he? Why would he eat there if he has real money? he read Baptist Monthly and is just NOW offended? finally, who cares where you eat, Smoochy?
This country is in a downward spiral and it's circling the bowl faster and faster. When a good, honest and moral individual is attacked and derided by the lucivious and moraly deranged stars that we bow down to from Hollywood and half the country along with their politically motivated leaders moronically nod their heads in agreement you know armageddon cannot be far away. It can't come to soon!
A Hollywood elite siding with the Gay community...wow, you could have knocked me over with a feather.
Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains. – Winston Churchill
Goes to show that even great men say entirely stupid things.
Often attributed incorrectly to Winston Churchill. The phrase originated with Francois Guisot (1787-1874): "Not to be a republican at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head." It was revived by French Premier Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929): "Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head."
I'm fully in support of gay marriage. I also support Mr. Cathy's right to free speech and the right of those who disagree with him to boycott. For me personally however, I have no intention of boycotting. He makes a tasty chicken sandwich and I plan to continue to enjoy eating there, not as a show of political support a la Sarah Palin, but just because it's good food. Last time I checked the country was fairly evenly divided on the issue of gay marriage, although the numbers, thankfully seem to be moving in the direction of supporting it. Still, when roughly half of the country holds a different view from mine, am I really supposed to boycott each and every person that disagrees with me on this issue? And on every other hot-button issue of the day as well? Sorry, it takes way too much work to be a culture warrior and I have no interest anyway. If Mr. Cathy had said or done something really egregious I might feel differently, but as it stands I don't think what he said merits a boycott. For those that think it does, I understand but disagree. I support what you're fighting for, but I don't think you do the cause any favors when you go after people for relatively minor offenses.
The president of Chick fil A never said he hated gays or that he didn't like them!! He just expressed his opinion! What is wrong that? People are so ignorant!! And they make big deals out of nothing!!
Well, while I don't support gay marriage because its just not right, I'm not gonna throw stones at anyone until I'm perfect and last I checked, I'm not! I support Mr. Kathy and his opinion and his beliefs. I think it downright stupid by people who feel boycotting someone for their belief is the right thing to do. I don't boycott Disney, or anything else that has gay or lesbian written all over it. I'm glad we have two different opinions but can come to an agreement that issues like this shouldnt be lost in hate.
Ed Helms is dumb–does not understand people right of free speech and to me it's all about
the right for somebody to exprees his views no matther if that person is right or wrong that where
Ed Helms is wrong in his thinking.
Marty, I think you have been mislead about what free speech means, as it seems most here who are supporting Chick-Fil-A have been. Dan Cathy absolutely has the right to express his views. No question. And you have the right to agree or disagree with him. But why does that not translate into other people's right to disagree with him? Every single person who boycotts or speaks out against Cathy's restaurant, including Ed Helms, is exercising their right of free speech also! Why is that difficult to understand? Just because you may not agree with their position does not make them "dumb" or take away their First Amendment rights. The only dumb ones are those who refuse to allow an opposition opinion to speak, claiming that only one side has the right of free speech.
Flip the table-If Dan Cathy was gay, and said he doesnt support Christianity, would we be seeing the same outcry(boycotts, protests, bans, CELEBS putting in their 2 cents)? Makes no sense
Wow! IWhy does he think that I'd care either way what he thought about Chick-fil-A? His statement just proves that he doesn't know anything about Chick-fil-a and his is just trying to put his name out there. Sad....really sad.
Go back and work on "the office" the show is suffering....eat beef and work on the show....
Exactly!! Why would we care what Ed Helms says or thinks?! His statement just proves that he is ignorant to what is really happening? He needs to watch the news or look into what really happened before he comments. Quit jumping on the Band Wagon ED HELMS!!
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So if Oprah buys a Chic-fil-a sandwich, will Dan Cathy give her money to the Klan?
It may be his right but it still isn't right.
No, he gives the money to the offering plate at his Church.
I'm sure glad someone can stand up for what they believe. All the gays ever do is bash every other religion. Gays are NOT the only ones with an opinion. So gays, here's a message for you. Read the first amendment very carefully then place your foot in your mouth and chew slowly. Oh, and read it out loudly so all your gay friends can hear you. The first amendment belongs to EVERYONE. Not just you.
LOL yeah cause all gays have the same opinion right? I think you're the one chompin on some foot right now!
So Rick, let me get this straight. Cathy is allowed to have an opinion and Helms and anyone else who disagrees with him or you is not? You better read that whole First Amendment thing a lot closer next time. If you've ever actually read it at all.
^well said Ryan
That's so true Rick....Why can't everyone realize that everyone is just expressing their right to free speech?! Why does everyone have to get butt hurt over someone else opinions or views? There are real problems in our world and people are arguing over there feelings!!
Actually it's gone beyond free speech. The gay extremists want to shut Cathy up and shut Chick Fil A down. They are doing their best to fan the flames of hatred and crucify him as evil. Cathy made a statement. The gay extremists are out for blood. Just who are the haters. By actions, the gays without question.
I love Chik-Fil-A and I will always eat their delicious sandwiches. I don't care what the Chik-Fil-A president's personal views are. We all have personal views on politics and religion. He was asked a question by an interviewer and he answered with his personal opinion. He has his opinion, and we have ours. Respect someone's right to think and speak freely. It is what makes USA a great country! The only thing I need him for is to continue the high quality of Chik-Fil-A's food and service. Anything else DOES NOT MATTER and will not affect my life. He is not a law maker he is a chicken sandwich maker.
Chick-Fil-A is my favorite restaurant and I have already been there three times today in order to show them my support. They have outstanding food and service and treat both their customers and their employees well. What else can you ask a company to do? Do they have to also share your viewpoint on one of the most divisive issues in America today, an issue that, no matter which side you are on, half the COUNTRY disagrees with you on?
A word of advice to those who boycott. Boycotts can work both ways. Every one of us works for, works with, buys from or sells to people who disagree with us completely on hot button issues. If we start trying to boycott against everyone who speaks out in disagreement with the issues we hold dear, we can quickly form a circular firing squad in which no one wants to buy from other folks because they aren't on our "side." America is a diverse place and there is room for all of our opinions and we all deserve to be able to make a living even though others disagree with us.
I 100% support freedom of speech and religion! But dude should have NEVER mixed his personal opinion with his business. Religious views do not belong in business or in politics. It would have been fine if the ceo wanted to just state his personal opinions on his so called belief of "traditional family values" but the fact that he is taking steps against the legalizing of equal civil rights, leads me to support the boycott of his business! So all of this was brought on by himself! Now millions of his workers are at risk of unemployment due to his restaurants at risk to go out of business. Not a smart move at all
I don't think the CFA employees are in any danger of losing their jobs. The view I had today was cars backed up to the highways and security guards directing traffic for CFA. The restaurant I visited was standing room only. The moral sleeping giant is finally awake!
good...go bother the afros at MC'S
Ed who? No gays going to Chik-fil-A? Darn...now the lines will be shorter.
...and less gay.
Hooray, finally a company that is proud of traditional values and will not be pushed around by the gay community. If someone choses to be gay so be it, but don't ask for the world to kiss your ass because of your decision.
Oh, so you're applauding the Ku Klux Klan for their resistance to the Civil Rights Movement? Or how about most of the male population of the nation that resisted Women's Suffrage?
Maybe instead of prescribing to the worn out notion that gays are somehow a threat to our way of life, you open your eyes and respect the foundation of the country, "All men created equal" and recognize that EVERY time someone has resisted something like this, the next generations remembers them as short-sighted and bigoted.
"..kiss your ass because of your decision".
In 2012 it is incrediable to me how many people still live in the stone age. Ignorance is bliss. Decision? Really folks, ignorance, stupidity is truly the root of all evil. Lets just hope fools like this DONT choose to reproduce.
I guess I will be boycotting the office and every thing this hollyweirdo liberturd is in.
Isn't it ironic that libertards have resorted to the same kind of bullying and hate filled campaigns (which they claim they stand against) directed toward those who stand for traditional values in order to force those who don't agree with them into subjugation?
...so let me get this straight; had this been 1959 and the CEO said blacks shouldn't be allowed in his store, what would you say then?
CNN News Flash – Chick Fil-a sales are up, ratings for The Office and CNN are down.
Must have been 10 cars in the drive through line at the CFA on Roswell Rd near Chastain. Had to bail and hit Willy's.
Please tell me all of these posts are from a bunch of pre-adolescent emotional kids. Otherwise, this is just embarrassing.
WOW! You mean the guy the brought down "the Office" thinks that he can bring down a fast food joint, too?!?!?!?!? Sorry, Eddie, but when you became the boss, "the Office" lost is appeal. Why not stick to acting and comedy – neither of which you do all that well.
If you are going to protest over a statement, then at least get the statement correct. How in the world does being supportive of the alleged biblical family model in any way say that Chick-fil-A does not like gay people? I am sure that T Cathy has and will continue to happliy accept their money for his products, which I am sure that some who are gay will continue to enjoy. To protest the stance on marriage is one thing, but to protest that Chick-fil-A hates gays is not only a completely different issue, it's just wrong!
Yeah Ya Right!!!
As busy as they are – kinda glad a handful of liberal weirdos won't be there anymore -
If Ed Helms was such a "LOYAL" fan he must of been a complete moron not to notice the well known fact that chickfila is a christian ideas leaning company. obviously they were going to eventually state their position. No one is being denied service at chickfila so STOP with this BS non issue. Being tolerant means being tolerant of those whos ideas YOU dont agree with
Chik-fil-A is absolutely correct, they have the right of freedom of speech and religion to stand by their beliefs. Good for them. However, what so many people fail to realize is that the majority of people who are no longer going to eat there, including myself, are not doing it because they just disagree, but because by supporting that business, you're ultimately supporting the hate groups they support. The money we spend makes the Cathy's richer, and then they turn around and spend our money that they made a profit off to groups that try to "cure" gay people.
Everyone has their right of religion and freedom of speech, but consumers also have the right to choose where their money is spent. That is why I, along with my friends and family, are no longer going to eat at Chik-fil-A and support groups that are anti-LGBT. Simple as that.
Brett, you don't know what you are talking about when it comes to the Cathy's spending their money on organizations. They have created their own charitable organization called WinShape that supports under priveldge people, mainly orphans. So you not eating at Chick-fil-A is going to be less money the Cathy's can spend on taking care of under priveldge children all over the world. Good going Mr. Tolerant.
Being gay does not make you a minority, to be in the minority you are a race of people that are outnumbered by the many other races that inhabit that country. Being gay is a lifestyle it does not fit within the definition of being a minority, but where would that get the gays if the could not fall back on the racists rants to push their agenda.
How is your discrimination different from the CFA CEO? By boycotting, imho, you're punishing CFA for their 1st Amendment rights...stop the hypocrisy...
Please explain to me how not supporting gay marriage equates to hate?
The company doesn't refuse gays service nor fire/not hire employees for being gay. No big deal in my view. If you're going to stop going to Chick-Fil-A over this Ed Helms then you should quit the movie business because Hollywood treats gays and black people horribly.
Here Here, i worked for chickfila for 4 years while at school. great staff and managers. i can tell you we had gay employees and many gay customers. It was a known secret that chickfila was a christian leaning organization. and if they were christian leaning it was pretty obvious to a smart person that they probably leaned towards traditional marriage. most people on that campus just wanted a place that served good food. i tend to be democratic leaning on most issues but this is a NON issue.
I'm not gay and do not ever intend to be. I still can't see what all the fuss is about a company exercising it's free rights.
So if a company wants to refuse service to women, or blacks, or asians that's okay too? Just exercising their business rights?
Please explain to me how not supporting gay marriage is equivalent to racism?
Who cares what this guy thinks!
Honestly, who cares what some Hollywood hack actor thinks???
I don't like the fact that the Girl Scouts support lesbians, but nobody cares what I think.
Get over yourself and move along to more important things, slick!!!
but their chicken is SO GOOD !!!
The sandwiches are just SALT ON A BUN.
to all those who are claiming they have to right to have christian values anymore: I don't remember hate being a Christian value... I must be reading the wrong Bible.
It's not in The Bible! Who told you that? If you read your Bible you'd understand that being gay is an abomonitation and is only just as bad as eating shrimp, or touching a dead pig. That's it! Straight from Leviticus. Nobody said it was the equivalent of Murder. Or judging people! It's nowhere near as bad as that stuff. Facts are facts.
No, to learn the real truth you have to attend a protestant church in the U.S. South! We know that Jesus was a bacon-fed, gun-totin', hetero white man with strong conservative values. Dig it? Come on down and we'll learn you some real lessons!
How is it that someone disagreeing with you is equivalent to hatred?
When slavers denied blacks the right of freedom, was it a disagreement?
When men deprived women of the right to vote, was it a disagreement?
When Hitler said that Jews were second-class citizens (and then proceeded to kill them), whas it a disagreement?
Christian – pay for repentance. Disguising your fear of difference and fear of change as something as benign as "disagreement" makes you party to a lie... in addition to the hate you can't even admit to.
@charlie: The only hate is coming from the left. Chick-fil-A stated their policy and kept making great chicken sandwiches.
You reap what you sow...
He didn't say he hated them, he said he supported a biblical view of marriage. I think the hate is coming from the other side. What if we investigated all the muslim business owners in this country and got their views on gay marriage? Could we then boycott them? I think its just hatred against Christians.
Hate and not agreeing to the same thing as you believe in are two different things...
I don't remember reading where Mr.Cathey said he "hated" gays. I believe he said it was his religious belief.
Where in the bible does it state Adam & Eve were married before (or even after) Cain and Able were conceived?
Ed Helmes is an idiot. No wonder Michael left the Office.
the united states of the offended . the g&l crowd for the most part keeps a low profile and that is ok . some however will get up in your face about their lives and that is not ok . they really need to remember that they are tolerated fairly well in the states and that in some countries they are executed without thought . probably a fair amount of people will be fair to anyone as long as they show good manners and do not antagonize another person . few in the majority really like to have another persons lifestyle rubbed in their face . the the usa was founded on morals and principles that are being discarded because they are old or they don't fit into the so called modern age . too often it appears that these very things discarded are causing the decay and the probable downfall of the usa .
I totally agree with your comments. It seems that it's not okay to have any christian values these days. If you have a certain life style and someone doesn't agree with it, that's there right. If you are offended by that, then you are trampling on someone else's rights. If I can't tell you, your lifestyle is good or bad then don't tell me my religious beliefs are bad. These beliefs are not outdated. People just discard them for their own perversions.
What you say is true. And it's what they said about black folks in the 60's. And women in the 1800's.
Keep in mind that Christianity is tolerated pretty well here too. The same countries that kill gays also kill Christians (Saudi Arabia, among others). And if you'd stand up for the rights of Christians in those countries then you should also stand up for the rights of the gays as well. Jesus would. He hung out with thieves and murderers. Most of his so-called followers wouldn't do that today.
In most cases gays aren't asking for church-sanctioned marriages. They're asking for equal rights when it comes to taxation and the ability to buy a home together. Rest assured, Jesus would have taken no issue with that.
By taking a stand against something you are judging those that you're against. Judgment is a sin. And since all sin is equal in the eyes of God then you're at least as guilty as anyone else. So why spend time judging, and fighting for someone to NOT get what you are allowed to have. The change is inevitable. You can evolve, or become obsolete. Your opinion doesn't need to change. The world can do it without you.
Hear! Hear! THANK YOU for so eloquently stating exactly the way I've felt about this. You know, I had nothing against gays UNTIL they turned political and got NASTY and in everyone's faces. They call everyone who doesn't agree with them "haters" now, even though it's usually their side that is spewing the WORST POSSIBLE curses at their detractors in open, public forums.
The way this has been discussed by a lot of people in the media, you would think that the heads of Chick-Fil-A go out of their way to bash the gay community. Sure, when asked if they support traditional marriage, they say that they do. They also donate money to traditional family research and advocacy groups, but it's a far cry to call those hate groups. They believe what they believe and will tell you when asked. As a consumer, you can express your support or dismay for the stance with your money. The fact that this continues to be a story, written because a tweet surfaced from a mid-level celebrity, is a bit unfair in my opinion.
Its Chick-Fil-A, who eats that crap to begin with? Oh yeah...
Lots of people eat Chic-fil-a you idiot.
no one will drag you int there and force you to eat the salt on a bun....so butt out.you must be a mc d's phony burger fan...
Ed tweeted this, so it should have only been read by those people who actually care what he thinks for some bizarre reason and follow him...not really his fault that other media picked it up, although it's not surprising.
Since Chick-Fil-A uses company money to support anti-gay causes, it makes sense for people who don't agree with their stance to not support the company. Nobody is trying to keep anybody in power at the company from expressing their viewpoint, and how is it bad to fight against their attempts to influence politics economically by using politics and economics?
So he president of Chik-Fil-A boasts that he supports traditional family marriage. What about treating your body as a temple and not filling it with fast food? The hypocrisy of those who have a "smorgasbord approach" to the Bible is mind-blowing. Picking the scriptures they want to support their cause, but annoying their own moral responsibility. Yes, I said it – moral responsibility. Is selling fast food to a country full of over-diseased obese people morally responsible? If you're going to be self-righteous, Mr. Cathy, go for broke.
I would suggest everyone jumping on the band wagon and saying they are no longer supporting Chick-fil-A because of the recent public statements is simply revealing themselves to be complete morons. It is no secret this is a Christian-based company founded by a deeply Christian man/family run by Christian standards. Anyone shocked by the statement that the ownership believes in traditional marriage is an idiot. It is one of the foundations of the Christian faith.
Besides, at no time did he say they discrimiated against gays. In fact, I know my local Chick-fil-A employs a VERY openly gay young man. I know the owner and he is not surprised by his orientation, but never used that in any way in the decision to hire him or not. Everyone that goes to my local Chick-fil-A is treated kindly and with respect. In fact, it has been my experience that Chick-fil-A is far superior in customer service to any of the other fast food chains. Sadly, this story is just about another marginal Hollywood type getting his "look at me" fix in jumping on the hot topic of the day.
So they smile at people while taking their money and then use part of that money to work against some of those people politically?
Exactly why some people want to boycott them, right?
Nobody's talking about burning stores, just not patronizing them. Fundamentalist Christians are free to eat there 10X as much as usual to make up for it.
I completely disagree. Besides from what I understand, marriage didn't originate from nor was it created by the Christian religion.
I have a problem with Ed Helms ruining The Office. I support gay marriage and the restaurant because I believe in equal rights and a good chicken sandwich. Since when is it acceptable in America to persecute someone for their religious beliefs?
I agree Andrew! Where in the CEO's statement did he say that he did not like gays! He's just standing by what HE believes in. There's alot of things that I don't support in this country, does that mean I'm discriminating against others who may support what I don't support? Ummm NO! It just means we have different views and that's OK.
Answer: When that person uses a company serving the "public" to fund those beliefs, and the beliefs espouse hatred towards a demograghic.
I have a problem with Ed Helms ruining the office too! Lol. He and Meridith are the lamest characters. This stance and the fact he is getting involved tells me he is a idiot!,
If you believe in God and accept His son Jesus as your savior, and at the end of your life, there is no God or Jesus, what have you lost? But, if you don't accept or believe in Jesus or God, and there really is, what have you lost?
Think about it. Life here on this earth is but a speck of time compared to the eternity hereafter. Your choice is up to you. May God bless you all.
I hope you picked the right god, lest he torture you for that! If your god is a sadistic egomaniac, I don't want to be with him. Conversely, if there "is a god", I'm pretty sure "it" could care less if I used the gift of RATIONAL thought in life.
I appreciate your well-wishes and wish you well, too, but your argument is the lamest possible one. "Have faith just in case." It's a cop out, and in answer to your question, "What is there to lose by devoting your life to Jesus just in case.", you lose out on living your entire life by living a lie.
What people do not understand about this is that he has stated his beliefs not solely as his own, but the views of the company.
The problem many have with this is that he is using the company's profits to support anti-gay rights organizations.
If he claimed these views as solely his own and not the company's that is a different story - one I could care less about. However, because he has directly said his views are the views of the company and backs his views up by giving your dollars to these organizations - that is a big problem in today's society. It is a problem I take to heart, especially since I have friends and family members who are gay and lesbian. I honestly do not believe this guy sought out the aftermath of his comments. The Muppets have cut ties with them; and the Mayor of Boston has already stated there will not be a Chic-Fil-A built in his city. No one wants to be connected to a discriminatory business - and when cash flows against the rights of individuals, that is what is called.
It is not a publicly owned company so I think he can run it any way he sees fit. Don't eat there if you don't like the policy and don't be so upset because his values are different from your own.
Chick-fil-A doesn’t like gay people? So lame," he tweeted Wednesday. "Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan."
Dear Hollywood Celebrities,
Your opinion is not going to change the world. Please stick to what you know best and just entertain us before you lose more fans ♥
A fan from "The Office"
Bahahahaha! My thoughts exactly.
My thoughts exactly to...Elva's comment. :-)
if you want to be gay, be gay, I don't care. Don't expect everyone to agree with you.
I thought this was an interesting story. Didn't know if you saw it. I thought it would be interesting since there is national attention on Chic-Fil-a right now.
ChicFil-a had heroin dealers selling drugs from the restaurant.
for the reecord, I boycott Almond Milk...oh wait..I don't buy it, because I don't like it...wait again, there;s alot of things out there that I don't by...doesn't seem to be hurting the companies at all. Peace. Time for a CFA sandwich
I am sure someone has mentioned that the Biblical definition of family includes multiple wives and mistresses
Too delicious to boycott.
Helms is a liar. Never was a statement made about not liking Gays. The comment was the owner does not believe in Gay marriage.
I agree with Pat, they never said they didn't like gays. They are certainly free to say and believe as they feel is right. I'm a gay man and I support their right to speak their beliefs and to financially support whatever organizations they want to support. Just because they don't believe I should be allowed to get married, I have no negative feelings toward them at all. Many people feel that way. The world will evolve and change in time but, until then, I'm not afraid of opinions that differ from my own. I'm also a Christian and do understand where their beliefs come from. I applaud them for not being afraid to publicly state their beliefs. This is America, and that is their right. We don't all have to like it. :)
Same thing. How can you claim to like a group of people when you fight against their rights?
You're right, he said no such thing; to describe what he said as "hate speech" which is what I've been hearing on the radio and on the tube, is unwarranted. The guy's a fundamentalist Christian, which he's allowed to be.
He's saying he prefers not to give gays civil rights. Hateful. How long did it take him to let black people in his restaurants?
If people don't like what the owner of the chain did, they are certainly free to not patronize it, however, it shouldn't matter to anyone, anywhere what Ed Helms thinks about it.
Would you like some extra ignorance with your grease soaked, hormone injected, artery clogger chicken boob sammich?
"Guilty as charged."
The only response I can think of is:
"Off with his head."
Why would anyone today care about what ancient people from the near east with a pre-scientific worldview think concerning anything? Can anyone explain why we today should look to that time and place for information about anything? Has anyone actually read the bible? It's one horror story after the next, and chock full of legendary elements borrowed from neighboring and conquering cultures. It's derivative, third-rate fiction.
Gay families are no different than "traditional" families. What exactly is a "gay lifestyle" anyway. Doesn't everyone know that most gay people go to school, fall in love, get married, get mortgaged, have kids, have a career, try to make ends meet, try to be happy, and eventually retire? What's so different about that "lifestyle?"
Oh, yeah...and pay taxes. And want to be left alone.
I guess the difference would be that a guy can't give birth to a child and a woman can't impregnate another woman. Other than that I guess all is normal! Wow really?
You're not too smart are you. "Gay families are no different than traditional families". What have you been smoking?!?!
So if eating there is considered gay, and they don't like gays, wouldn't that be a contradiction in terms?
Boycott C.F.???? All they did was do what all these actors always say they want..."FREE SPEECH" and "FREEDOM OF RELIGION" What a bunch of hypocrites...now that is truly lame!!! "Love gays or else we will do our best to use our fame to destroy your business" Yeah, real good Americans. "Let's make people homeless for voicing their American right to express their belief." Hypocritical dumbos...
Thank you abqTim. It's so sad that if you just say your for traditional marriage, all the sudden you're a hater of gays. So not true. I used to think Ed Helms just played an idiot on his show. Hate the sin....love the sinner. Always has, always will be the truth.
You didn't graduate from high school, did you?
And yet, isn't that the capitalist way – speaking with your dollars? Anyone else making that choice might talk about it. With Ed Helms, the only difference is that people are listening. Are we to muster the same outrage against those who felt inclined to boycott Oreo for their rainbow advertisement?
abqTim- soooo what you're saying is that gays should just shut up and accept C.F.A's intollerence and be happy C.F.A. donates millions and millions to push discrimination, lies, and stereotypes?
So pathetic when oppressors try to play the victim.
He has a right to oppose gay marriage.
And I have a right to not eat at his restaurant.
And you have the right to disagree with me.
Congress shall make no law . . .
I am not Congress, I am not obligated to do business with backward bigoted people.
Guess Chick-fil-a hasn't "evolved" like barry. Where was all the hate for him until a month or two ago you hypocrites?
At least that organization has a point of view that isn't biased by pandering to special interest voters.
His name is Barack, and unlike Chick-Fil-A he never donated millions of dollars to anti gay organizations.
It can only be a positve to lose this group of hollywood "stars" as loyal customers.
If evry1 who supports Chick-fil-a goes there twice as much then Hollywood loses. By the way, I'm boycotting movies now. HA!!!!
I'm on board with boycotting a bunch of self-righteous bible-thumpers. Their food is not that great anyways. I can do without.
I doubt if you will hurt thier business. You probably stole the condiments anyway. We know hollywood wont hurt Chicky, They don't serve caviar, Buy the way, typical of Hollywood to boycott and American company. Half of them only support gays because they are a movie ticket sale, Such hypocrits.
Over 90 percent of Americans agree with Dan Cathy. But choose not to engage in the arguments. The Pro-Gay 10 percent are more vocal. Most Christians just ignore and live their life. God is good.
I wonder if Ed Helms would like to kiss my purple helmet?
Who gives a sh– what a celebrity thinks. I don't even watch that show or know who he is. Shut up!
I'd hate to see what Ed Helms does with gay chickens, osr sheep for that matter. BAAAAAA Ed BAAAAAAA
stop torturing yourself.
i agree why are we so concerned about liberal hollywood. forget it already.
People who follow the Bible as truth should be pitied for their ignorance. Does Chik-FIl-A support slavery?
Regarding the beating and killing of slaves, the Book of Exodus contains laws regarding punishment for the one who kills the slave as well as injunctions to avoid injuring the eyes and teeth.
Exodus 21:20-21 "And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished. Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money."
Jane, Exodus is in the Old Testament and as Christians we no longer live by Old Testament law. The funny thing about those who bash the Bible, Jesus, church or anything related to Christianity is that they want us to be tolerant of them but they won't be tolerant of us. The beauty of living in and being an American is freedom of religion and freedom of speech. I respect your right to say what you want and believe what you want but I expect the same out of you. As a Christian I don't support gay marriage but won't hate on you or treat you any differently because you do. Will some Christians? Yes, I'm sure they will but they don't speak for the majority of us who know that God teaches us to love one another. I may not suppport the same things you do but don't mistake that for hate because it's not. I will pray for you and all the others that have commented on this article; pray for your soul and that your eyes my be freed from the lies you have been taught about Christianity. You haven't experienced the transformation that only Jesus Christ can give you and I pray one day that you will so that you will not be forgotten in hell.
lol you're a joke Michelle! You're a wolf in sheeps clothing! You're definitely NOT a true christian
Since when does expressing your religous/political/personal beliefs equal hatred? Chick-Fil-A is only stating their belief. All you pro-whatevers out there.....just because someone doesn't agree with you, don't think it means they hate you.
And what a great way for Chick-Fil-A to get more business!!! Churches will start using Chick-Fil-A to cater their events, and socials. The business they generate by their stand against gay marriage will more than compensate for the actors and reality stars saying they will not buy from them. Did you think that actually did buy from them before? Not likely.
Quit foaming at the mouth and get on with your lives. Try treating others with the same respect and acceptance you demand from everyone else.
" thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles"
...like stoning,for instance.
Preach on. Oh wait someone disagreed with me. That means they hate me? I find it surprising the very people who are so against hate, sure do vomit a lot of it out when someone disagrees with them. They want people to be tolerant. But actually what they want is people to never disagree with them and tell them they are wrong or some one does not like what they are doing. I will always eat at Chick-fil-A. Just because the Kardassians, Ed Helms and Miley Cyrus said they will still does not mean I will. Ill bet they will be back at some point.
Cathy, the owner has given several million dollars to anti-gay groups. Groups that seek to legalize discrimination. Groups that seek to prevent gay folks from having the same civil rights as us straights. If that isn't hate, I don't know what is.
Dibs', when confronted with bigotry and ignorance, you must confront back. Sorry.
Yeah, and Ed is exercising his right to say he disagrees. He's not forcing anyone to boycott, he's just saying that's how he feels about it.
To say that Chick-fil-a is hateful is stupid. What has happened is that people are equating truth with hate. Truth isn't hate...it's just the truth. So for those of you who don't like the truth that marriage is only to be between one man and one woman I have some famous words: "You want the truth, you can't handle the truth." Obviously.
Said the man with the stash of child porn on his computer.
lol that's not "truth" it is an opinion! Truth is something that can not be debated! Like the sky being blue. Or that the Earth is round! tsk tsk tsk! Great job America!
Doesn't everyone want a rancid chicken filet with a side of hate?
i went on vacation, came back and this sh-t is still going on with the fonz and pinky.
its time to KABOOM folks!
still married to their first wives? kinda sounds like they've got number 2 and 3 lined up, just haven't gotten around to it.
It's cause they're freaky deaky Mormons! They like to point the finger and judge others! When in fact THEY have crazy beliefs! One's that in truth are not so wholesome and legit themselves
Helms is far from being alone in his dismay: The gay rights campaign NOH8 – backed by “Glee” actress Jane Lynch, Deepak Chopra, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashian sisters – also called for a boycott earlier this year
"REAL BUNCH OF WINNERS RIGHT HERE" More like the D-List trying to get some much needed media attention!
poor ed, i feel so sorry for him.
this scam firm is actually blogging?
oynot61 has put their name on a blog as some sort of power trip.
A REMINDER ANY HARRASSMENT TACTIC TOWARDS A BLOGGER IS GROUNDS FOR LAWSUIT...KEEP MOVING AND ENJOY THE FUN OF BLOGGING.
oynot61 .. the person gets a bunch of complaints against you and then discusses with you.usually it will be a bunch of friends.....THIS FIRM FILED UNDER THE BBU AS FALSE ADVERTISING AND BRILLIANT BUILT TECH. THE BBU HAS 100,000 COMPLAINTS - ANOTHER MANIPULATION TACTIC TO HURT OTHERS WHO ARE SIMPLY BLOGGING.
bought this useless device which I ended up returning 2 day air ,because every channel was pixalated. Its been three weeks and every time I call them they tell me that they are understaffed in there warehouse and to call back, but yet they weren't under staffed when they sold me this piece of crap. folks they have approximately 100,000 complaints against them. they should be embarrassed to be blogging...
I will eat there more often now.
Good. And since their food is oh so healthy – you'll die quicker too.
folks just don't go there..duh
i do not think its a terrible show
(real tear now). Marilynm was aware of the events of the day.... Roger has been approached over a1 yr now in town to go to marilynm and told "it ain't done between you kids" oooookay.
Roger finally decided to let it go with marilynm. Roger has forgiven marilynm. if this not patch up roger and marilynm will be 90 years old in wheelchairs clunking each other over the head with their canes. at a yacht party..xo.
Ed, you are just a lowly actor.
Don't get in the way of my husband and his chicken nuggets, potato wedges and coleslaw at Chick-fil-a. Gay or not. He doesn't give a damn ed.
Might that be due to the fact that your husband is an ignorant, fkn redneck? Sorry that your evolution was stunted.
does ed use chapstick? wendy like 2 soft cushions.
ed throws the bone, wendy responds a bit and ed pulls the rug out from under her..once the sloppy k-ss is completed the will the rug will not be pulled out anymore and ed will feel more wanted also...
Wendy's all the way. I wonder how gay chick fil a employes feel now, probably unwanted and open to attack.
get off the site.if you don't like it
get the steppin with this story
yea get lost...
the get off the site–
Man I'm so sick of out-dated religion. Just die already.
Ed Helms is an idiot.. "chick-fil-a dosen't like gay people?" They don't support gay marriage... they never said they don't like gay people! && i'm pretty damn sure that with this amazing fast food chain sticking to its morals and values God will bless this business beyond anyones control and they will flourish. So suck on that!
Sounds like you're playing a game of semantics. Certainly if you think a certain group of people are not deserving of rights then you do not like them. People used to feel the same way about interracial marriages too. "We don't want black people dating our daughters or drinking out of our water fountains, we never said we didn't like them".
their morals are misplaced. love is love. it deserves recognition without judgment. THOSE are the morals that the overwhelming majority of people claim.
coal miner nah ... he's a kitty kat in disguise. ha!
Helms should be a Coal Miner.
Helms is too big for his own good.
and old actor said: i don't need hamburgers when i've got a steak waiting for me.
the nuggets come and go the one note is always there..and you don't need your wallet as much.
Ed Helms is not thinking twice about these comments worry about your own problems.
you allow someone to bully you its your faut, you allow someone to manipulate you its your fault. end of story.
People should talk with their wallets instead of constantly babbling on message boards and cable news about not eating Chick-fil-a. I've never had it before, and now I never will, but I will show that by taking my business elsewhere instead of griping all the time.
Now if they actually start refusing service to gay or perceived gay people, then yes go ahead and gripe all you want. But as it is right now just let them have their stance on the issue and go eat some KFC (or make your own damn chicken.)
I wonder if this company would allow a gay couple to own a franchise. Since they force their franchisees to close on Sundays, would they allow a Muslim franchisee, a Jewish franchisee or a Buddist franchisee to remain open on Sunday? Or are all of their franchisees Christians? Just asking the obvious questions.
I'm sure Chick-Fil-A can do without Mr. Helms' occasional purchase.
I'd say I'd happily boycott his next movies or his TV show - but after the Hangover 2 I've decided Helms was a one-trick pony and The Office hasn't been good for years. So I guess all I can do to show my disagreement with Mr. Helms is to order an dozen nuggets and keep not watching his one-note career.
True. Love The Office but it's not the same without Steve Carrell. :(
This is a classically clever and very humorous response. Perhaps Mr. Helms should have Chaz write material for him. Bravo – well done.
I hope their profits start to soar for the stance against Gay marriage.
Hate that food anyway, it is bad for you, stop going there so they can shut them down.
First of all, they are probably the best fast-food business in the country (In N Out Burger notwithstanding) but I'm pretty sure their stance will do little to "shut them down."
As we saw with Prop 8, this isn't the one-sided issue Hollywood and our media would lead us to believe.
who the heck is ed helms?
WE ARE GOING TO VOTE YOU AS THE CEO AND EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR BECAUSE YOU CAN TRACK BLOGGERS WITH 6 DIFFERENT NAMES..YOU PEOPLE ARE SO DEPRESSED.
WE GOING TO VOTE YOU AS THE CEO AND EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR BECAUSE YOU CAN TRACK BLOGGER WITH 6 DIFFERENT NAMES..YOU PEOPLE ARE SO DEPRESSED.
TRUTH HURTS IS NOT A NAME EITHER-YOU HAVE ALSO BEEN WARNED
And there you will find Sly Sadie, Superhiro, & Beautiful Vixen, who are 3 of the many personalities of the same ignorant biotch, who gets her jollies stealing names and trolling others. You have been warned.
Don't blame the name that she is trolling. I'm sure these folks don't like being trolled by vixen, either.
CHICK-FIL-A should GO AWAY!
When an article starts using a Kardashian as a moral example, we are in serious trouble.
It's interesting how he "thanks the Lord" that he has the freedom and is allowed the choice to worship and believe as he chooses, but isn't interested in allowing everyone else that same privilege.
When I say "he" I mean Mr. Cathy, not Mr. Helms. Just clarifying.
It's easy to stop eating at chick fil a.. now if this was KFC i'd have to give it some serious thought.
I may be in the minority but I support gay marriage AND your right to have whatever opinion you want. How can you say its the 21st century and then persecute someone just for having a belief that contradicts yours? Yes, you have the right to protest Chik-Fl-A but he has the right to protest gay marriage. You can't force everyone to agree with you...
Wonder if you'd feel the same if he had a problem with inter-racial marriage.
"How can you say its the 21st century and then persecute someone just for having a belief that contradicts yours?"
So if I say that niqqers are dumb and lazy, that's ok, because it is just my belief that contradicts yours"
You're not the only one. Freedom means allowing people to make their own choices. As much as it pained me to stop going there, I did so because I firmly believe in the rightness of equality. But I also believe that as business owners, they have the right to do as they please with some of their profits. I do my part to ensure that they don't use my money to continue their program by not going there.
its called manipulation not bully, bullying is a whole other dynamic.
This is awesome news!! I will be sure to spend MORE money at Chick-fil-A. Finally a company that stands for Biblical Correctness over Political Correctness.......
Jewsus would be so proud of you.
... and will you be enslaving people once you stuff your belly full of Chik-fil-a? Perhaps you could inform us of other ways in which you will be twisting the words of the bible to fit your perverted views? What about judging others lest ye be judged? You and your kind will pervert the bible in any fashion to address that which you can't understand... Thank God, He loves all and is forgiving... you still have a chance...
"a company that stands for Biblical Correctness"
Ah yes, Biblical correctness, like polygamy, incest, infanticide, r*pe, and genocide. All of those wonderful bible values.
It's nice to know that people still stand up for those things.
You're such a tool. You have absolutely no concept of Christ or Christianity beyond your bigoted, narrow-minded view.
You're worse than the Pharisees.
I don't get why it's so wrong that Christians can allow their opinions to be known and then Hollywood go and turn it around like it is a bad thing as for them to view such opinions. Not everyone is going to like a particular group. I support Chick-Fil-A CEO, and its good to know that this family based business is so secure, fearless and confident in their faith to God, that I will let all my Christian friends know this about them. Doesn't mean that as Christians we don't like gay people, it's that it's not biblical which he stated clearly. I don't get how Hollywood says things and all of a sudden boycotts places due to people's opinions especially when it's the truth. Hollywood has forgotten God in their lives, and its going to be sad when they, like all other humans on earth have to give account to God at the end. God doesn't see celebrity status, He sees the heart!
If god doesn't see celebrity status, he sees the heart, then why don't you so called Christians love g ay people, too? They are good people. They have hearts, and they love their families & friends just as much as you do. Isn't your big line, "what would jesus do?" Well, I don't think he would turn his back on them, just because his followers are so narrow minded. I think he professed love for EVERYBODY.
What do you think Santa Claus thinks about gay marriage?
That's what's really important.
Just because Christians express their view and beliefs, doesn't mean it's wrong. What is wrong with Hollywood, they have all forgotten God in their lives, and have their own world where what they believe is correct! They forget that at the end of their lives, they are accountble to Him and it doesn't matter who you were on this earth! God doesn't see celebrity or non-celebrity. He sees the heart! Hollywood should be scared of where they will end up in the end, heaven or hell, regardless of your faith or religion!
At the end of the day, I'm responsible for myself. If I have lived a good life, loved my fellow man, did good works in the community, and had a good family life, then whatever happens happens. If your god doesn't accept me for the life I've lived, then there is no god. Why would he punish a person who has lived a good life?
Yay, that's right. You tell 'em Hema! Jesus, Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Boogy Man and the Tooth Fairy all support of Chik-fil-A...and they have every right to!
Hollywood has forgotten God. It's just that most of them know God is a myth! Silly, girl.
@tokencode-you are right on. First off, this business has every right to their opinion. You as a consumer have the right to either do business with them or not. If I were of the g ay persuasion, I'd go there all the time, & bring my friends. I would be always civil, and obey the rules of the house. Proper protesting, as I call it. Sometimes you have to do something simple just to get your point across. Maybe if the owners got a taste of what they hate, they may have a bit of a change of heart.
well if Kim K won't eat there...
I wouldn't care about CFA's political veiws if they didn't use their earnings from the restaurant to support anti-gay movements; because they do I will not eat there. It's probably better for my health to avoid them anyways.
I will eat there more to make up for your not eating there. And the cool part is I'll have less sinful activity to shield my kids from since you're avoiding the place.
Chik- Fil-A has their opinion. It is an opinion I subscribe to also. This is America last time I looked. But in this new God-less America, if someone disagrees with YOUR opinion - they are subject to boycotting of their business, public ire and loss of wages. I see, yep, that's America.Sounds more like Nazii-era Germany to me. Good for Chik-Fil-A to stand up PUBLICALLY without fear of the opinio of the public (the public – defined correctly by Madison Avenue as "the mindless, uneducated masses) . I for one never went to Chik-Fil-A much. But now, I will patronize them regularly. Too bad they are closed on Sunday - but they are in church (shocking) on that day. Three cheers for Chik-Fil-A!
Enjoy your chicken cooked in bigotry.
"f someone disagrees with YOUR opinion – they are subject to boycotting of their business, public ire and loss of wages"
So you disagree with conservative groups boycotting JC Penny and Disney?
"America.Sounds more like Nazii-era Germany to me"
Yes Nazi Germany, a Christian government that gassed g ays, jews, non-whites and atheists.
Ahh, if only it were true that America was a "godless" country. We'd be so much better off if the government dumped all this "in god we trust" stuff. Remember, it was only recently added (1950's). You want god in your life. No problem – keep it to yourself. As for CFA – I heard fried chicken wasn't too good for you anyway.
And they make more $$$ in those 6 days of the week than McDonald's, KFC, or Burger King can make in 7. Good for you Chik-Fil-A. Thanks for not bowing to the masses.
Happy Ramadan, godless hömose×ual heretics.
Go back to Israel!
You know you suck when muslims agree with you.
And you have an absolutly-fabulous Rama-dama-ding-dong too...you big silly muslim!
Gotta love an Muslim who will believe there are virgins waiting for them in heaven if they blow themselves up... dumber than a box of rocks... Geez, that lie probably works better than the truth of "you will be in several hundred pieces and burn in Hell for murdering your fellow man..." Honesty would surely cut down on the number of those idiots...
“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit,”
Nice to know that they support polygamy, incest, infanticide, r*pe, and genocide.
You know, the biblical family unit.
You obviously know nothing of the Bible. If you like gay marriage then that's your choice. Chik- Fil-A has their opinion. This is America last time I looked. So in YOUR new America, if someone disagrees with YOUR opinion - they are subject to boycotting of their business, public ire and loss of wages. I see, yep, that's America.
"You obviously know nothing of the Bible"
So you are saying that incest, polygamy, r*pe and infanticide don't exist in the bible?
Would you like me to quote the scripture?
"So in YOUR new America, if someone disagrees with YOUR opinion – they are subject to boycotting of their business, public ire and loss of wages. I see, yep, that's America"
Yes, in the "new" America we get to exercise our right to peaceful protest, of freedom of speech, and our right to choose.
Thank goodness we have comedians to influence how we think! !!!
Yes, and thank goodness for Miley Cyrus and the Kardashians. I did not know WHAT to think until their opinions were made known to me via this article. What would I do without the opinions of liberal Hollywood. Their morals and opinions are the benchmark for all my actions and thoughts.
"The gay rights campaign NOH8 – backed by “Glee” actress Jane Lynch, Deepak Chopra, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashian sisters – also called for a boycott earlier this year."
Well, the support of Cyrus, Lohan and the Kardashians makes me want to run the opposite direction from whatever they are promoting or protesting. Who gives a rat's behind what these dysfunctional celebrities think?
Ed Helms is an idiot. They company never said it didn't like gay people. It simply said that it stood in support of marraige betwenn a man and a woman.
So Chick-fil-A supports the "Biblican definition of the family unit"? Depending on what part of the Bible they're talking about, that could be a mother, a father, a whole bunch of other wives, a concubine, the slaves of course, and the kids.
Sorry for the accidental reposting. (And typos.)
but, but, but how can you disagree with the bible – it's the word of god. Now, excuse me as I go hurl.
Chick fil-A supports "the Biblical definition of the family unit"? Guess that would be a mother, a father, a whole bunch of other wives, maybe a concubine, the slaves, of course, and the kids.
Gay marriage supporters are taking the entirely wrong stance.... don't boycott Chick-fil-A, apply for jobs and go there with your partner, make it the new married gay couples hang-out. Kiss your boyfriend in line, hold hands. Let the bigots feel uncomfortable and legally there isn't a darn thing they can do about it.
"Heyyyyyyy Welcome to Chick-Fil-AAAaaaaa!"
Brilliant, love it tokencode!
Because we all know if your opinion differs you are a bigot.
"Because we all know if your opinion differs you are a bigot"
I think niqqers are dumb and lazy.
It' s nice to know that someone doesn't think I'm a bigot because I have a different opinion of niqqers.
You are so right!
Haters gonna hate, esp. when I use the example of the Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in as a point of comparison. But, a 'Stonewall Brigade' marching into a CFA and buying some delicious CFA chicken niblets sounds FABULOUS. It'd be better than Pride Week in NYC, PLUS, the food'll be better. Even better – the D*kes on Bykes should roll on up in there and camp out (no pun intended) to chow down on a few buckets of CFA chicken nibbles – would LOVE to see the local Klan chapter clutch their chests from the stroke they'd be having.
But, if the CEO wants to hold tight onto his hate and ignorance under the guise of religious conviction, he's more than free to do so...but so is every potential and current customer free to take their dollars to businesses who do NOT show outward contempt and hostility such customers. Profit may be the business goal, but the profits are intended to perpetuate and propagate a hateful, ignorant, and corrosive religious tradition and dogma that CFA is PROUD of embracing – nothing more.
Since many of us Americans are quicker to fill our stomachs with grease-enrobed chicken nug-nugs to satisfy our insatiable, bottomless gullets than to practice our professed conviction to show respect to ALL customers, it would be more practical to have a sit-in lunch date at CFA with our GLBTQ friends and supporters than to actually boycotting it. Me – not one red cent to CFA, the haters who gonna hate.
I think its really funny that people are judging the actors and actresses boycotting Chick-fil-A. Come on people, if we could see everyone's mistakes as much as we see celeberties', none of our opinions would carry any weight.
Who the hell is Ed Helms?
Who is the geek in the photo? That him?
A leading man, huh?
I don't even watch TV and I know who this actor is, so stop being a fool.
"The gay rights campaign NOH8 – backed by “Glee” actress Jane Lynch, Deepak Chopra, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashian sisters"
Does anybody see the absurdity of the above? If those people dont like CF, then it cant be all bad.
What a bunch of self-aborbed losers are those worried over some CEO's social views.
Being intolerant of intolerance is not bullying. Any CEO of any company can choose to make a statement that they are pro or against some political position, and everyone has a right to react to it the way that they will.
Besides, aren't these restaurants mostly in the south anyhow? Most of the people in the south will likely support this statement as they see gay people achieving equality as somehow ruining straight people's quality of life.
I imagine this was a calculated decision to boost sales by the CEO.
I wonder what his position would be on interracial marriages. What does the bible say about this? If he feels this strongly about it he should query his customers and turn away the fruits ...
I don't have a problem with Chik-Fil-A's stand.
They don't speak for me and I don't go there because of their politics.
I go there for the food and great service.
It's way better then McDonalds,Hardees or sadly,now,Wendy's.
By the way,I support civil union for gay couples.
Just makes sense people who care for each other for twenty or thirty years should be rocognized legally as doing that.
then you are making a mistake. where you spend your money determines the kind of world that you live in, even more that your political vote. money donated by corporations and money they spend for expansion comes from you. their politics affect the way they do business.
Lousy greasy fried food for obese redneck jesustards.
No thanks, I'll eat somehwre else.
Chik is overpriced grease anyway. But I do like the family values. Hate the sin, not the sinner
"Hate the sin, not the sinner'
Dimwitted jesustards never cease to amaze me with their immeasurable ignorance.
That quote is not christian, and is in no way biblical in nature.
Ghandi said that, he was a Hindu.
Not a christard, a fvcking Hindu.
Yes and Hollywood people support so many great people.. Weren't many of these people saying let Roman Polanski go? And Ed Helms last movie had a serious of uncomfortable events.. I definatley would use these people as a moral compass. As far as Chick-fil-a... It's a private company, they spoke from their heart and truth.. Anyone can stop eating there, but guess what.. there are so many bigger things to worry about.. And again, let's look at the charity of Chick-fil-a vs. others.. Anywho, people can "boycott" it, but they need a bit better list of "celebs" I don't I'd even want to eat lunch with anyone on that list.
guess who's views are less valid than the most C-list celeb... Whytewulf's and any of the other, "who's this guy to speak his views..." crowd. I love how it's always the bigots and suppressors who whine about celebs taking a stance on their viewpoints... it's essentially the same as you posting your ignorant, anonymous remarks... except society, for better or worse, thinks what they have to say has some clout... and what you have to say will be relegated to the annals of "who cares" article response history. Here's an idea, anyone who says, "____ should shut his/her mouth..." set a good example and shut your's first.
"let's look at the charity of Chick-fil-a vs. others"
They contribute money to organizations that actively seek to strip one segment of our society of their rights.
If you are cool with that, by all means go there and scarf down the greasy fried redneck food they serve.
Ed Helms may not approve, but Jessie Helms would have loved it
So let me get this straight. Because someone says they support the traditional family that makes them anti-gay? I did't realize they were mutually exclusive positions. If I support women, does this mean I hate men and vice versa? If I cheer for the New York Yankees does this mean I hate the Mets? People are making this way more complicated than need be.
The people who support the gay rights movement want equality but refuse to treat others with equality. Just because someone doesn't agree with you does not mean they are supporting discrimination or whatever nonesense you can think of. The gay movement claims to want to stop the hate but hate whenever someone stands up to them. Makes no sense.... Everyone should respect a person or company that is willing to stand up for what they believe and not back down. Way to be an example Chick-fil-A!
Loser! You haven't the foggiest notion of equality. Apparently your bias has blurred what the definition of discrimination is. Not equal = not equal. Second class citizens no more! Until we are ALL equal, right down to the term "Marriage", please do your best to explain how this is not discrimination.
"Just because someone doesn't agree with you does not mean they are supporting discrimination or whatever nonesense you can think of"
Congratulations, that is the dumbest comment I have read today.
So by your logic, If the KKK does not agree with me that blacks should be treated equally, the KKK is not supporting discrimination, they just merely disagree with me.
You are dumber than half of Sarah Palin.
You are an idiot. God isn't real.
Just come out and say "I'm Gay but embarrassed so I hide behind God"
who cares what anyone in hollywood thinks? the real problem is has-beens and nobodies try to get some airtime by jumping on the gay bandwagon, but it has the opposite effect on me. anything these fools are against, I will support.
What a wonderful country we live in! We are so fortunate that we can all openly share our opinions without being persecuted. Ed Helms supports gay marriage, Dan Cathy does not and we all get to say how we feel about that without losing a finger or being thrown in jail. God Bless America and God Bless Dan Cathy!
Praise The Lord that people still Read and beleive in Bible. PRAISE THE LORD foe Chic-fil-a!!!
Latest thing I heard was that even CEO's have the rights of free speech and freedom of religion. Cathey is not ChikFilA other than the fact he's the CEO. There's not been one story where a gay person was denied service in their stores. Frankly for all the Leftist agenda claiming to have compassion, if these idiots succeeded in a boycott the result would be that the very same low income food service workers (who incidentally are much better paid and insured there than at McDonalds or Burger King) would end up losing jobs. That's not very compassionate. To be fair, I need to say that all my kids have worked at ChikFilA. They learned to organize, to manager and to be respectful. All employees respond with "It's my pleasure" to guest requests. My son is currently a manager and works daily to make sure his crew is doing the best to serve ALL customers-not just the gay ones. Helm needs to get a clue. As for the rest of the celebrity protesters, it seems that they are as ill informed about this situation as they are about politics and issues in general. America-STOP LISTENING TO THESE UNDEREDUCATED BOOBS FROM HOLLYWOOD.
"America-STOP LISTENING TO THESE UNDEREDUCATED BOOBS FROM HOLLYWOOD"
Ed Helms has a degree from Oberlin, has been in 15 movies, and has written, developed and directed countless other projects including two of the most successful television shows in history.
You kids works at chic fil a.
Who's the boob?
ummmm, let's see.....who is Ed Helms? ...and Miley Cirus? ......hillbilly's daughter.....Lindsay Lohan the drug addict, thief, drunk and drugged driver...list goes on and on and on....and the Kardashians?...a hair above Lohan......the rest I don't even know, or do I care to know..or will I ever watch or listen to in anything. Who cares if they boycott anything? I have boycotted several of them many years ago and will continue to do so. Their opinion is as trashy as they are.
Food court restaurant chains only get "D" list celebrity protesters.
People confuse "Don't Support with Don't Like" I don't support riding a skateboard for me! Lots of people I love do! I don't support lots of things (for me) but love lots of people who do them.
The article states: Helms is far from being alone in his dismay: The gay rights campaign NOH8 – backed by “Glee” actress Jane Lynch, Deepak Chopra, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashian sisters.
I have to say this is not a list of folks I look up to for moral ground issues. Lindsay Lohan? Really? If Lindsay Lohan supported acting out in court, would you do it?
The argument is way out of wack. I a sure Chick fillet will do just fine without this band of supporters. There are bigger issues in the world than who you want to be married to. Why do we keep dividing it up this way?
How is Ed Helms' view on anything a news story? It's fine to hold to your values . . . unless a celebrity disagrees with you!
Who the heck is Ed Helms and why should I give a crap what he thinks?
Go Chick-fil-A, I will buy all my chicken from them.
I fully support gay marriage, but i would never mix politics with pleasure, and very few things on Earth are as pleasurable as Chick-fil-A, let Dan Cathy have his beliefs, the way Hollywood is reacting you'd think he was the only CEO in the country that leaned conservatively... not to mention if I was leading some sort of a gay rights movement I wouldn't want to be associated with a boycott of Chick-fil-A, I'd probably arrange sit ins instead
They form a group called NOH8, then try to bully people into agreeing with them... Classic. Although a few of them are smokin hot, the celebrities jumping on this bandwagon don't seem real intimidating. I can't imagine Lohan boycotting wiil equal less sales, it just tells most people they don't serve alcohol.
I love Chick-fil-A! They have great food, great ethics and great convictions. I can't say that about too many Hollywood actors.
What does Chik-Fil-A mean anyway??
Think I'll be voting with my wallet – make that a super-size Chick-fil-A sandwich – see you for lunch tomorrow too!
The behavior of gay thugs like Branden produce the exact opposite effect they intend. I think we'll going to eat at Chick-fil-A tonight.
I fully support Dan Cathy and his right to his own view. The people who want to force a lifestyle choice need to lighten up a bit. Do they believe the day will come when everyone is gay or be in full support of the gay movement?
The day WILL come when everyone will have equal rights, yes! You don't need to support us, you just need to mind your business and keep your opinion and votes on things that will affect YOU!
Replace Gay with any other minority and some thick headed folks would see the shame in it all. apparently the Chick Fil A folks only support straight families. In the past that might have been White families or Christian families (wait a second, I think that one still applies for them). Any other family not like there own is second class or sinful. It's the 21st Century, time to look out of the box you've been living in and see that people have more similarities than differences – and those differences should be celebrated rather than scorned.
@Bill: At what point did this article say anything about the restaurant treating gay people unequally? Do they only get four nuggets instead of five?! The article simply states that the CEO of Chik-Fil-A does not support gay marriage, as is his right in this great country we call America. My spending money on a chicken sandwich does not mean that I now support the bible and hate all gays. Please stop trying to make this some grand stage to promote equality. You can't force people to think differently, they have to make that decision for their own.
Wow you are ignorant. No one is forcing a lifestyle choice on anyone. It's just matter of tolerance. Its no different than being tolerant of people of other ethnicities or religions. But then again, maybe you don't condone that either.
Mind my business? Your abhorrent lifestyle is very much by business because it's constantly being thrown in my face – on TV, in the news, on the street. It never ceases to amaze me how gay people who are constantly crying about suffering from intolerance are some of the most intolerant people themselves.
Who really cares what these liberal Hollywood people say, get real!
Um if they're famous and you think know one cares what they have to say. Then what in the hell makes you think anyone cares anymore on what YOU have to say! GET REAL!!! haha
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