Jane Lynch and Reichen Lehmkuhl have
added their names to the global boycott of Amway Corporation.
Former GOP presidential candidate Fred
Karger is leading the boycott against the Orlando Magic and Amway
over a donation given by the president of the companies in support of
the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most
vociferous opponent of gay marriage.
At a press conference in Las Vegas to
announce the boycott, Karger said that Doug DeVos gave $500,000 to
the National Organization for Marriage Education Fund through his
Douglas & Maria DeVos Foundation.
Karger told MLive.com
that Lynch, who plays coach Sue Sylvester on Fox's Glee, and
Lehmkuhl, who appeared on cabler Logo's The A List: New York,
both signed postcards chiding DeVos for his donation. Karger said he
has collected 50 signatures so far.
In an interview with the Grand
Rapids Press, Rich DeVos, Doug DeVos' father, said that he
opposes gay marriage because marriage is not vital to gay and lesbian
couples and suggested that gay men were responsible for the AIDS
“Don't keep asking for a concession
on a marriage issue which is not vital to them in life,” Rich DeVos
said. “They made it a vital issue because they want to. Call it
something else, call it whatever you want to, but marriage is a
sacred document, OK? A sacred sacrament.”
After buttoning up his campaign for the
GOP nomination for president in June, Karger returned to gay
activism, renaming advocacy group Californians Against Hate to Rights
Equal Rights. The Amway/Orlando Magic boycott is the group's
first since relaunching. Karger promised he was just getting