Hey, speaking of homophobes, here's a fun clip of former SNL star and current rightwing blogger Victoria Jackson on CNN opining that Glee is "trying to make kids gay." (Sure.) Normally, I would be annoyed by CNN providing a bully pulpit to a rampant homophobe, but I'm not sure it's technically a one-sided debate when the bully in question simultaneously provides the best argument against herself, sheerly by virtue of her undiluted jackassery.
Anyway, Glee is horrible because it's trying to make kids gay through the cunning use of boy-on-boy kisses, which is terrible because Jesus. Also: Muslims kill gays. It's in the Bible. Look it up.
[Commenting Guidelines: Disablist comments musing about Jackson's psychological state or outright calling her crazy, nuts, deranged, delusional, unstable, a lunatic, in need of commitment, etc. are both unwelcome and not on-topic. I have a mental disorder, for example. It doesn't make me a rightwing dipshit.]
A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: Hello. I`m A.J. Hammer coming to you from New York City.
BROOKE ANDERSON, CO-HOST: Hi, there, everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson in Hollywood with big news breaking today - "Glee" gay kiss outrage. There's a brand-new debate raging over that kiss on "Glee" between two of the show's leading teen characters.
HAMMER: Yes. And Brooke, some say it's a great way to let kids know it's OK to be gay. But today, former "Saturday Night Live" star, Victoria Jackson, is generating big outrage over what she just blogged about the kiss. She called it "sickening."
ANDERSON: And Victoria Jackson is with us today in Atlanta for an exclusive SHOWBIZ TONIGHT newsmaker interview, speaking out and defending what she wrote. Victoria, thank you so much for joining us.
VICTORIA JACKSON, BLOGGER AND FORMER "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" STAR: You're welcome.
ANDERSON: All right. First, I want to take a look at what you wrote in your column for the Web site "World Net Daily" about the kiss and the show. Here it is, "Did you see 'Glee' this week? Sickening! And besides shoving the gay theme 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?" And Victoria, you previously wrote about gay marriage, men in gay relationships. In the article, you said, "I don't care what is politically correct. Everyone knows that two men on a wedding cake is a comedy skit, not an alternate lifestyle. There, I said it. Ridiculous." Victoria, I want to get to your response to how people are responding today. But first, let's take a look at the kiss in question on "Glee" last week between the characters Kurt and Blaine. Here it is.
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DARREN CRISS, ACTOR (as Blaine Anderson): You move me, Kurt. And this duet would just be an excuse to spend more time with you. [They kiss.]
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ANDERSON: Victoria, I've been reading the responses today on websites all over. And basically, you are being accused of being homophobic. How do you respond to that?
V. JACKSON: Well, I'm - it doesn't matter what I think. What matters is what the Bible says. [holds up Bible] 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's a teenager and I can't find any show that she can watch.
ANDERSON: So you're - you don't believe you're homophobic? You just believe in -
V. JACKSON: That's a cute little buzz word of the liberal agenda. Basically, the Bible says homosexuality is a sin. But it has also - gossip is listed in the same paragraph as an equal sin. And the reason the Bible tells us what is a sin is to point us to the savior and show us we need one, Jesus Christ. And I have noticed that the liberal agenda is anti-Christ and - I mean anti-Jesus.
ANDERSON: Let's keep this focused on "Glee" and what you wrote about the show.
V. JACKSON: Well, that's what it's about.
ANDERSON: We posted what you wrote on our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT Facebook wall today. And Victoria, frankly, we were blown away by the response. Listen to what Nicole Ann writes, "This is America. Things you see on TV are things that are happening in real life, and there are gay/lesbian kids out there who are afraid to express themselves. Everyone should be treated equally." So Victoria, do you understand the other side of the argument in defense of "Glee"? Some are saying the show could actually be helping kids.
V. JACKSON: I would like - no, it not helping. They should have a celibacy campaign and tell kids that 50 percent of teenagers now have this new STD from oral sex. That's what they should be, you know, doing instead of trying to make kids gay. Now listen, I just want to know why the liberals are pro-Muslim and pro-gay. Muslims kill gays. That's what's confusing to me. And the only thing I can come up with is that the Muslims hate God and the gays hate his word.
ANDERSON: You did also write about your concerns about Muslims, your fears about Muslims in the same article where you did include this blistering (INAUDIBLE) about "Glee." But I also want to say, Victoria, that you say that producers of "Glee" have an agenda of one-way tolerance that mocks Christians.
V. JACKSON: Yes.
ANDERSON: OK. The show's creator, Ryan Murphy, has told "TV Guide" that he was all too aware there was not a strong Christian presence on the show. So in June, he decided to add a Christian character saying, quote, "We've taken a couple of jabs at the right-wing this year," he admitted that. "So what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognize and say, 'Oh, look, I'm represented there, too.' If we're trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we've got to include that point of view as well." So Victoria, good enough or not good enough?
V. JACKSON: I think there's a spiritual war in our country right now, Ephesians 6:12. And I want to encourage people who love the word of God to stand up for what they believe in and not hide in church and preach to the choir. This culture is affecting our children and making them run away from Jesus Christ and that is - God can't bless our nation if we are spitting in his face. Leviticus 26 says, "God will bless the nation that blesses him." And that's all I`m trying to say. I have gay friends and we love each other.
ANDERSON: OK. Thank you so much for expressing your point of view. We definitely appreciate your time today, Victoria. Victoria Jackson, thank you so much.