Ryan Bowers, one of the 25 men who dated Emily Maynard on season 8 of ABC's The Bachelorette, tweeted his support last week for Chick-Fil-A's opposition to gay marriage.

Fox News' Mike Huckabee called on conservatives to show their support for Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's opposition to gay nuptials by dining at the fast-food chain last week. According to the company, Chick-Fil-A recorded record sales on the day.

“Everyone is eating at chick fil-a today to support the Kathy [sic] family and their stand for the sanctity of marriage!!!” he messaged his Twitter followers on August 1. “Lv it!”

“I would never [hate],” he replied to a follower. “I love people. Their sin is no worse than my own. I'm just willing to recognize mine and work to please my savior :)”

Bowers added that he lost 1,000 followers for “standing up for the same freedom of speech liberal minded people stand for.”

Bowers, a sports trainer from Georgia, was eliminated in The Bachelorette's sixth episode.