Victoria Jackson insists she loves her
gay friend Dan Steadman, who ended their friendship over her anti-gay
Last month, Steadman, the director of
Red Lodge, said in an op-ed that he had defriended Jackson and
actor Kirk Cameron.
“We never officially broke up, but I
did ask that I be removed from her Tea Party mailing list,” he
said of Jackson. “The emails were just getting too bizarre.
Fifteen years of friendship slipped away, into the vapors, as they
Jackson, a Saturday Night Live
alum, told SiriusXM OutQ's Michelangelo Signorile at the Republican
National Convention that she had not read Steadman's piece but
insisted that she loved her gay friends, so long as they kept their
sex to themselves.
“I didn't see [the post] but I love
my gay friends,” Jackson
said. “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?”
gay kiss, Victoria Jackson says, robs children of their innocence.)