Victoria Jackson Still Loves Gays…But Thinks We Should Be Gay Privately
In are they serious news, Saturday Night Live alum Victoria Jackson, who has become a spectacle of sorts due to extremist religious views, discussed that despite her recent and ultra conservative opinions she still loves her gay friends…but we shouldn’t be out and proud of our sexual oreintation.
Jackson made this proclamation after a longtime friend, Dan Steadman, wrote an article about no longer continuing his friendship with Jackson because of her anti-gay religious right political stance. He wrote about the shift in Jacksson’s political views and how a once endearing, kind, friend became a religious zealout, constantly referring to the extermist conservative GOP views.
“We never officially broke up, but I did ask that I be removed from her Tea Party mailing list. The emails were just getting too bizarre. Fifteen years of friendship slipped away, into the vapors, as they sometimes do.”
SiriusXM OutQ’s Michelangelo Signorile asked Jackson about Steadman’s article at the Republican National Convention this week. Jackson says she didn’t know about it and further elaborated on her opinion about LGBT and our sexuality:
“I didn’t see [the post] but I love my gay friends. My best friends who are gay, I’ve actually never seen them with a boyfriend. It’s like – we’ve never talked about sex. I don’t think people should identify themselves by their sexual life. My identity is in Christ. Some people’s identity is in what country they come from. But I don’t think people should make their identity about their sex life. That should be private. Why are they in the middle of the street in a parade? Why don’t they just have sex in their bedroom alone?”
What the hell? So everyone should be private about their sexuality? So that would mean that there should be no portrayals of sexuality with this asinine opinion. But in order to do so, we’d have to stop with billboards, movies, sitcoms, comedy, radio. etc.,. so that argument completely lacks logic. Sexuality is a part of all of us, and we shouldn’t have to hide it.