Singer Ryan Adams, a.k.a. Mr. Mandy Moore, tweeted that photo tonight. Evidently, he thinks patrons of Chick-fil-A are morally equivalent to racist protesters who opposed integration in the 1950s.

In so doing, he implied that gay Americans today face struggles similar to the ones that black Americans faced 40 (or 60) years ago.

The analogy is outrageous and absurd. It not only exaggerates the threat to gay Americans’ civil rights today, but also dishonors the struggle of black Americans to obtain civil rights in the 1950s and early 1960s.