This originates from the fact that I har people say this far too often. They tell me they support some disease, and not the fight against that disease. Of course, the fight against a disease is kind of goofy sounding too, but still a better option.
GIRL: It's because I support breast cancer.
BILLY: You mean you support the fight against?
GIRL: I don't support fighting. I'm a pacifist.
BILLY: You're an idiot.
GIRL: I don't have to stand for this. I have my dinghy!