D.L. Hughley Breaks Up With Chick-fil-A in Open Letter, Laments End of Love Affair

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Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes, things change and you have to move on. So says D.L. Hughley in calling it quits with Chick-fil-A.

The comedian penned a letter to The Huffington Post confirming the split, saying he and the chain are "growing in two different directions."

Mainly on account of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's stance against gay marriage, of course. Here's what Hughley had to say about it...

D.L. Hughley and Chick-fil-A

Hughley said he felt forced to "choose between my heart and my stomach," but had no choice, since "baby, lately you've been doing me dirty."

"You've been speaking with a forked tongue, spewing hate instead of frying love," the comedian deadpanned ... Ed Helms would surely agree.

"Who would have thought a chicken sandwich would become a symbol for both free speech and intolerance at the same time?"

While supporting Chick-fil-A's boss' right to believe and vote how he pleases, Hughley lamented Cathy's use of Bible verses to make his point.

"You say that gay marriage is a sin, like in Leviticus 19:22. But a preceding verse, Leviticus 17:14, says, 'You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; anyone who eats it must be cut off."

"You don't cook your chicken in a kosher way. On what grounds are you picking and choosing which edicts to follow?"

"But like the Good Book says, we need sanctuaries in this world, places where a man can go to escape his thoughts. That used to be you."

"Now I have to wonder if I'm doing the right thing when I step inside your doors, if I am subsidizing perspectives that I am vehemently opposed to."

"Ignorance is bliss, girl, especially in your industry."

Hughley adds that Chick-fil-A changed, not him.

"So Chick-fil-A, baby, I guess what I'm struggling to say, as I fight back the tears and wipe the grease from my fingers, is this ... It's not that I don't love you."

"we both know that's not true. I know I'll never find another like you. But baby, we are growing in two different directions. I'm afraid I won't be able to see you anymore."

What about you? Are you breaking up with Chick-fil-A too?

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