Victoria Jackson, the former “Saturday Night Live” star and now tea party activist, made an appearance on Headline News’ “Showbiz Tonight” on Monday to address the furor she caused with the homophobic comments about the Fox high school choir dramedy in her newest column for WorldNetDaily. In the column, Jackson wrote in response to an emotional, long awaited kiss between two gay characters, one of whom is played by Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer. “Did you see “Glee” this week? Sickening! And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians – again! I wonder what their agenda is? Hey, producers of “Glee” – what’s your agenda? One-way tolerance?” With the opportunity to clarify her thoughts, Jackson deferred to her interpretation of the Bible:
“Well, it doesn’t matter what I think,” Jackson said. “What matters is what the Bible says. And I’m really concerned about our country because immorality is, well, let’s see: secular humanism rules the airwaves, and it’s stealing the innocence away from this whole generation of children. My daughter is a teenager and I cant find any show that she can watch.”
With that diatribe, Jackson was asked, based on her remarks, both in the column and in the interview, whether she was homophobic.
“That’s a cute little buzzword of the liberal agenda,” Jackson smirked. “Basically, the bible says that homosexuality is a sin.”
“They should have a celibacy campaign and tell kids that 50% of teenagers now have this new STD from oral sex, that’s what they should try to be doing instead of making kids gay,” the former actress continued. “I just want to know why the liberals are pro-muslim and pro-gays. Muslims kill gays. That’s what’s confusing to me. And the only thing I can come up with is the Muslims hate God and the gays hate his word.”
To be fair, Jackson did desperately yell that she had gay friends as the segment closed on her. She may not be getting calls from those friends anytime soon.
Watch interview below:
(Note: For definition and clarification purposes, according to the Council for Secular Humanism, the outlook: “propounds a rational ethics based on human experience. It is consequentialist: ethical choices are judged by their results. Secular humanist ethics appeals to science, reason, and experience to justify its ethical principles… Human happiness and social justice are the larger goals of secular humanist ethics”)
Listen to Howard Stern’s take on the interview below: