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Isaac Hayes Quits 'South Park'

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Isaac Hayes says he will no longer be the voice of South Park's Chef because the animated show offends his religious beliefs.

From the AP:

"There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," the 63-year-old soul singer and outspoken Scientologist said.

Apparently Hayes had a problem with an episode where Tom Cruise wouldn't come out of the closet and fourth-grader Stan was hailed as a savior by Scientologists.

Hayes' religious convictions didn't seem to matter in an episode where South Park took shots at Catholics.

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