Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Will Victoria Jackson continue to play the victim after her attack on gay families?

Victoria Jackson
It is very rare that I pay former SNL comedian Victoria Jackson any attention when she goes off on her rants.

Her claims about President Obama being a communist is more than enough for me to figure out that girlfriend is a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal.

But her newest rant deserves some attention, not because of who she is, but partly because of what she said and the role she likes to play.

Those who read this blog probably know that the one thing which sets me off is when someone attacks gay families.

Well Victoria just set me off:

Suddenly, the gym CNN is blasting a story of how a homosexual man is helping other homosexuals adopt children. He speaks about the personal, passionate sacrifice of his time for this cause as if he were Mother Theresa. I’m appalled. Homosexuals-adopting-children is child abuse. No, it’s pedophilia and sexual molestation. Teaching a young mind, a clean slate, an innocent soul that homosexuality is a natural, normal and moral lifestyle is evil. How is gay adoption different from the recently jailed Penn State Jerry Sandusky, child molester case?

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20

Since sistah girl likes to repeat Bible verses, I've got one for her:

Thou shalt no bear false witness.

I know some folks will say "who cares," but follow my thinking.

Jackson has in the past whined that people like her, who supposedly stand up for "values" and "morality" are supposedly unfairly labeled as bigots.

In my world - which is the real world - when you falsely attack gays and accuse them of being pedophiles, that is bigotry. When you attack innocent same-sex families, that is bigotry.

She is so indicative of what bothers me about religious right groups, spokespeople, and those who profess to be evangelical right-wing Christian. It's as if they actually expect the gay community to be quiet when they dehumanize us and insult our families.

However, if we respond,  we are the bad guys. We are the intolerant ones.

It's as if they think that the gay community should sit there and allow ourselves to be disrespected and allow our families to be attacked.

People like Victoria Jackson seem to think that their religious beliefs is a gateway for them to say anything about gay community without the courtesy of a reprisal.

Girlfriend had better get a grip because this gay guy has always believed in the maxim of "if you don't want trouble, don't start trouble."

I've already given her my opinion of her words. Feel free if you want to.

Editor's note - there is a link to her column in this post. Feel free to respond. But remember any profanity or insults will be used by Jackson to make herself seem like the victim.

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metta said...

I think that Victoria Jackson is just saying the most outlandish things to get attention and further her career at the expense of gay people.

Anonymous said...

It is not bigoted to call a bigot a bigot when they are being bigoted.

Anonymous said...

who let that crazy bitch off her lead??

Alyssa said...

I just... I couldn't leave a comment on it. I was disgusted beyond words. I've been watching these back and forths on straight/gay families, and every time I see something like this I want to smack the writers... hard. To smugly sit on their arses, secure in their privilege, while others struggle to raise their children. Ugh, seething! You were much more eloquent, and I'm glad you write this blog. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I think the fact that she uses the baby voice is kinda sad...she has been stuck in a rather pathetic state of arrested development.

Bill Edelman 713 said...

And here I thought she just PLAYED an idiot on SNL...

Mykelb said...

Victoria Jackson, this is what child abuse looks like: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/14/deborah-adolfo-gomez-bound-kids-walmart-demons_n_1776197.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Kristine said...

To compare same-sex adoption to child abuse, pedophilia and sexual molestation is beyond ludicrous. I cannot fathom how one should ever be compared to the other. I am also a bible reading Christian but I guess my understanding of religion is very different from hers. My God is a loving God and I believe that he loves us all, irregardless of who we choose to love while on this earth. Also Victoria never forget, to quote the same Bible that you are using to further your vendetta, "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again." How will you measure up?? Right now, I think you fail.

Prospero said...

Jackson is a sad, has-been joke. No one takes her seriously.

Alexander Bauer said...

"How is gay adoption different from the recently jailed Penn State Jerry Sandusky, child molester case?"

I think most people, even the anti-LGBT lobby, are rational enough to correctly answer that question.

But in all seriousness, good for Victoria Jackson, and good for us. The best thing these people can do is to open their mouths and show the rest of the world how truly callous and awful their ideologies really are. When people like Brian Brown complain about free-speech infringements, I just want to tell them, 'I don't want to silence you, I want to give you a megaphone.' People think organizations like NOM, the FRC, FotF, etc. are benign, but the more their members talk, the more they destroy that perception. So long as we're there to call them on their lies.

Melmoo758 said...

victoria jackson is a poor example of god and christ and should be called out on blatant nutty stuff which she enspouses al day long. so honey grow up

Jesus of Nazareth said...

"[...]and women in leadership."

"I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent." 1 Tim. 2:12

Anonymous said...

Not being funny or talented enough to stay a star, she chose the only path left to her vanity; being the mouthpiece for a fringe group.

ra said...

Melmoo - she's a perfect example of religion. She's intolerant, ignorant and vile.