A former cast member of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" spoke at a city council meeting to discourage councilmembers from authorizing a pride parade in her hometown of Franklin, Tennessee.
On Tuesday, Victoria Jackson, 63, joined more than 100 Franklin residents in speaking publicly about a proposal to host a pride parade in the city. Jackson, who was raised as a Southern Baptist and who calls herself a conservative Christian, attended the meeting wearing a gold cross necklace and a sticker which read, "Protect ALL Children."
As the 85th speaker in the queue, she waited a long time for her turn. Like the others, she had just a minute, so she used her time to denounce the pride parade and homosexuality in general on religious grounds.
"God hates sodomy," she said after introducing herself. "He hates homosexuality – he said it's an abomination." She then stated that God "hates sexual immorality" of "all kinds" and listed fornication and adultery as examples.
Above all, she claimed, God hates pride, and she cited scripture to support her argument. "Proverbs 11:12: When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom," Jackson said off of prepared notes. She also recalled "Proverbs 16:18: Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."
As her time at the podium drew to a close, Jackson pointed to Sodom and Gomorrah as biblical and archeological evidence that God will punish homosexuality. She then made a direct appeal to young people.
"I just want to encourage this generation not to be brainwashed," she said as someone attempted to cut her off. She then made a plug for Becket Cook's YouTube channel. Cook has amassed a significant social media following after he shared his journey from gay atheist to devout Christian.
Jackson is best known for the six years she spent on "SNL," from 1986 until 1992. During that time, she appeared alongside comedic mega-stars such as Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Dana Carvey, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, and Dennis Miller.
In 2017, Jackson told the Christian Broadcasting Network that she often felt isolated from work colleagues because of her Christian faith. "Every job I have ever had I have been the only Christian," she claimed. "I think all Christians are a minority in the workplace. They probably have many of the same trials that I did, like fitting in and not cussing."
After leaving the show, Jackson made occasional appearances on "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" and has done some live comedy sketches across the country. She has also consistently expressed her conservative Christian beliefs, as well as her conservative political views. Her political convictions have even led her to blast "SNL," the show that made her famous.
"Now the agenda is so blatant. It's obvious that they want to push a far-left agenda to indoctrinate a new generation," she said. "They couldn’t even tell a joke about Obama. When Alec Baldwin does [former President Donald] Trump, it's done with hate. When we did political figures, it was with love and humor."
Jackson has also recently become involved with the movement to rid sexually explicit books from public libraries. Several weeks ago, she did a public reading of "porn and obscenity" from local school library books. "I’ve never had an audience that had nauseous faces and frowns for an hour. It was disconcerting," she said on Instagram. "But, we made our point."
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