Indiana’s controversial anti-gay legislation has been a pot boiling subject lately. And James Van Der Beek is lampooning the hate-fueled laws in a LOL sketch! Watch it here.
James Van Der Beek, 38, and Anna Camp, 32, are among the growing names of celebrities who are blasting Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Law. However, the Dawson’s Creek alum and the Pitch Perfect actress aren’t letting their tempers flare – instead, they’re fighting hate with a dose of humor.
James Van Der Beek & Anna Camp Mock Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law — Watch
In a new Funny Or Die video, the actors play the parts of conservative hosts of an at-home shopping channel who are irked by gay customers attempting to spend their money on the porcelain plates they’re shilling.
The homophobic pair’s first caller is a male who informs them that “this new line is exactly what we need for a newly landscaped garden.”
“Who’s we?” James says, followed by Anna prying, “You said ‘we,’ who’s we?”
“My lover Patrick and I,” the caller responds.
Without missing a beat, Anna says, “Oh nice. No!” and ends the call.
James & Anna Join A Growing Number Of Celebrities Against The Law
“Here in Indiana, we have a Religious Freedom law, which means that we don’t have to serve anyone who threatens our religion,” James says, referring to Governor Mike Pence‘s bigoted law.
“I mean can you imagine a world where a gay couple asks you to make a cake and then you actually have to sit down and make it?” Anna responds.
“I mean, what’s next? I suddenly leave my wife Cindy and go shack up with Don in a postmodern house in Palm Springs?” James adds.
The pair are irked further by more gay callers, but remain undaunted in denying them their business.
While it’s executed hilariously, it offers a bleak view of how discrimination practices could run rampant under the Religious Freedom law – which allows businesses to cite their religion to deny services to same-sex couples and transgender people.
Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher and Susan Sarandon are among the stars who’ve spoken out against the law.
Bravo, James and Anna! What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is this a funny spin on the hot button issue? Watch below!
— Charlie Carballo