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 embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)