Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director of
gay GOP group GOProud, has at the least suggested that Gay Pride
Parades are offensive.
LaSalvia made his comments in a video
interview with Victoria Jackson on her YouTube show.
“Don't you think that Baptists like
me would be less offended by the homosexual movement if there weren't
those gay parades where they have dildos and naked people flouncing
around. Why do we have to have the gay parade? It seems like it's
making you lose respect,” Jackson asked.
“Well, I think that that's a good
point,” LaSalvia started. “It was until recently that that's the
only time most Americans saw gay people was at these parades. But
now it's different. We have gay people who are coming out in all
communities and we have gay conservatives who are out at the
Republican convention showing that gay people are just like everybody
else. And that's an important thing for folks like us who are
conservatives to do because we have these folks who act like lunatics
in the streets. And giving everybody a bad name.” (The video is
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