Ed Helms is famous for playing lovable losers like Andy on The Office, and Stu in the Hangover series. Helms apparently gets his news from The Huffington Post, who tell him Chick-Fil-A hates gay people. So today the Hollywood star tweets:
“Chick-Fil-A doesn’t like gay people? So lame. Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan.”
Helms has made the classic reactionary liberal leap that someone, or in this case a company, that supports the Christian definition of marriage “hates gay people.” The left used that same attack against Brad Pitt’s mother earlier this month.
I would venture to say that anyone who knows anything about the Cathy family and Chick-Fil-A would know how deeply religious they are. Their restaurants aren’t even open on Sunday because that goes against their Baptist beliefs! As devout Christians, which by all accounts they are, they’re charged with loving all people, including homosexuals. The donations that Helms so mischaracterizes do not come from the company, but from a family foundation called Winshape Foundation.
Helms ain’t alone … the gay rights campaign NOH8 — supported by stars like Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashians — has also called for a Chick-fil-A boycott.
Well that’s a real collection of morally upstanding citizens for him to throw in his lot with…