Ed Helms Is An All Around Idiot

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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.

TMZ notes

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…

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Posted by on July 19, 2012.
Filed under Celebrities, Gay Marriage.
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Doug Johnson is a news junkie and long time blog reader, turned author.

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  • pamela q

    How about a little research before you spout off about how Ed Helms is so wrong? Here is a link to Cathy actually dissing gay marriage. It starts at 1:05 on the recording. Here is also a link to the Yahoo news article.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/18/chick-fil-a-president-gay-marriage-is-inviting-gods-judgment-on-our-nation-audio/

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/chick-fil-gay-marriage-201108120–finance.html

    • Walter_Cronanty

      I think you just proved Doug’s point, conflating opposition to same sex marriage with “hating” homosexuals.

      • herddog505

        Exactly.

        I don’t support the right of children to marry, but I don’t hate children.

        I don’t support the right of non-citizens to vote, but I don’t hate them.

        I don’t support the right of people to marry their pets, but I don’t hate pets (my parents’ Shi Tzus excepted).

        We saw this sort of thing in the recent discussion about Prof. Regnerus’ study about the children of “gay”* parents: some commenters howled that his conclusions were “anti-gay” (are the researchers who’ve found links between obesity and various health problems “anti-fat”? Should I have bone to pick with them?)

        But that’s society these days: if you don’t agree with me, it’s because you’re a “hater”. I suppose that it’s a comfort to some people to dismiss their opponents as irrational; it saves them the trouble of having to come up with a logical, fact-based response to somebody who doesn’t agree with them.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Reed/758821588 Nicholas Reed

          In a single paragraph, you just equated gay adult human beings with animals, children, and criminals. For that, you officially deserve to be called a hater, as does Regnerus, who created a study with a loaded classification system that failed to isolate the variable he claimed to draw conclusions about, funded to the tune of almost a million dollars by right-wing groups who normally spend their time lobbying governmental health organizations NOT to study gay people. Regnerus says he proved that gay couples are inherently inferior to straight couples in their parenting abilities, but his study actually only included data from two people who were raised by a gay couple from birth, and only a handful who spent more than a few months with their gay parent and their partner. Since his control group only included stable families by definition, while the test group included a majority of broken families, it makes no valid comparisons, and therefore its conclusions are scientifically invalid.

          • jim_m

            Idiot. He did nothing of the sort. The point is that you can be against something without being against a person. There is a difference between being against a specific action and hating an individual. Perhaps if gays could start seeing themselves as individuals apart from anal sex there would not be this problem.

            One does not have to hate gays to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. To declare that anyone who believes so is irrational and arguably a hateful act. You want to brand people who have different beliefs than you do as hating you and your lifestyle. All that does is demonstrate that you really don’t understand other people very well.

          • herddog505

            And for this paragraph, you officially deserve to be called an idiot.

        • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

          That’s been a real problem – if you’ve been indoctrinated that simply disagreeing with your point of view is hate, then it makes it pretty hard to have any sort of conversation with someone who doesn’t wholeheartedly sign onto your system of thinking.

          Assuming, of course, you think there’s any value in doing so.

    • Jwb10001

      Do you support abortion? Do you hate kids?

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      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        Thank you for sharing…

        • Scott Herdliska

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          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            We’ll never know how we managed without you.

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          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Why bless your little heart…

            Take as much offense as you can carry.

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          • Scott Herdliska

            For the record, I think Ed Helms is an idiot.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Pot calls kettle black…

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          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Thank you for sharing!

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          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Thank you once again for sharing…

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          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            You are more welcome than you know.

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  • PBunyan

    If Christians hate people because they don’t support same sex marriage, then Democrats definitely hate babies because they do support killing them for convenience sake.

  • Vagabond661

    Looks like the hate is coming from the left on this one.

    • Scott Herdliska

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      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        Like many an ill educated denizen of the internet you confuse evil for sinister…

        • Scott Herdliska

          Seriously? I like it that you respond to me. It gives my life purpose. I feel important.

          • Scott Herdliska

            I don’t really believe that left handed people are evil, just somehow “lesser” *wink*. What are you wearing?

  • Commander_Chico

    I don’t think the straight chickens like what Chick-fil-A does to them, either.

  • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

    It’s not Chick-fil-A that hates, it’s those creepy cows they use in the ads, telling people to eat more chicken. That’s what’s hateful.

    And that’s why I’m going to eat a burger for lunch today. That’ll show those cows.

    • jim_m

      Chick-fil-a hates vegetarians. One look at their menu and you can see that they have no vegetarian selections. They must really hate vegans too.

      • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

        They also hate people who need mayonnaise but can’t figure out how to put it on themselves. Every other fast food place around here puts mayo on everything whether you want it or not, but Chick-fil-A insensitively (and lazily) just puts out little mayo packets so the mayo-dependent have to work for their fix.

        How dare they?

  • GarandFan

    “Hate” plays better than saying “distaste”. For obvious reasons.

  • Owen007

    Y’know, Hollywood people sure do take an odd approach to anything homosexual. They run those ad campaigns about how we should be tolerant of gays, but then repeatedly mock them as campy stereotypes in many projects regardless of genre. They claim to support their rights on the whole, but if you call one of the Hollywood types gay (even as a joke), they’re likely to drag your ass to court. Gee, it’s almost as if Chick-Fil-A isn’t the problem here.

    As for Helms, you know what group does have a problem with gay people and gay marriage? Black people. Why don’t you go rail against the NAACP or black pastors for a while?