Victoria Jackson insists she loves her gay friend Dan Steadman, who ended their friendship over her anti-gay views.

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 sometimes do.”

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?”

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