Former Saturday Night Live star turned conservative activist Victoria Jackson appeared on Showbiz Tonight to defend her opinion that the kiss between Glee characters Kurt and Blaine was “sickening.”
Last week Jackson slammed the kiss in a column for WorldNetDaily, where she said Glee “made a mockery of Christians.” On Monday she appealed to religion once again when asked to clarify her position on Headline News.
The Huffington Post reports that Jackson said, “Well, it doesn't matter what I think. What matters is what the Bible says. 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 is a teenager and I can’t find any show that she can watch.”
Asked whether she is homophobic, Jackson replied, “That's a cute little buzzword of the liberal agenda. Basically, the Bible says that homosexuality is a sin.”
As the segment closed, Jackson said that she has gay friends.
I wonder if it's so much "the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness" as it is an excuse for one group of people to look down their noses at another group of people. There's also the matter of their feeling justified in saying, "we're righteous and you're not" [shades of Chevy Chase 35 years ago!] as well. Maybe I should throw in what Bob Heinlein said about pink monkeys in a cage with brown ones, too, 'cuz it sure feels like its on point.
[Loren shakes his head and sighs.]
It is also the search for a moral justification for arrogance. I've never met a hard-core conservative that didn't believe that he was morally superior. And that whatever he believes is true. If it weren't true, he wouldn't believe in it.
There isn't one in a hundred that can understand the logical fallacy in that one, because their arrogance has blinded them to it. They have found their moral justification for arrogance - it is a sense of self importance, deriving from their sense of self priority.
I think she's just pissed off because her gay best friend was so disappointing.
Heinlein had his off days like everyone else, and Farnham's Freehold was clearly an off day for him. But as regards the issue of tolerating differences and the pink monkey / brown monkey dichotomy (as stated in Stranger in a Strange Land), I think he was utterly on the button. There are an extraordinary number of people on this planet who don't tolerate differences in others worth a good damn and would have the world conform to them, were it possible.
So what is V.A.L.I.S.?!? The one I'm waiting to see on the big screen is The Star Beast, myself. For all the "boy and his aliean" stories, THAT one hasn't been done, and the twist Bob puts to it I think makes it worthy of consideration.