This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
Veteran Saturday Night Live star Victoria Jackson has appeared at a public meeting in Franklin, Tennessee, to share her opposition to gay pride events being supported by the municipality.
And she instantly became the target of jokes by intolerant commenters who appeared unwilling to allow her to have, and express, her own beliefs.
Her comments, including her quotations from the Bible:
She took to the podium to comment on a the planned parade, and said God "hates" sodomy, sexual immorality and pride.
"Like, one of the most things he hates is pride," she explained, citing the Bible.
"Proverbs 11:12: When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. … Proverbs 16:18: Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."
Recalling the Bible's account of Sodom and Gomorrah, she said, that documents "God hates sodomy, and sexual immorality and pride."
Barely a minute into her comments, she was gaveled into silence by officials running the meeting.
Jackson was with SNL from 1986 to 1992, leaving the show to work with George Clooney on a proposed sitcom that networks did not pick up, and since then repeatedly has spoken out boldly about her faith, sometimes with her signature ukelele in hand.
During the era of Barack Obama in the White House, she poked fun at him for being an "Islamic jihadist" and her satire song, "There's a Communist Living in the White House."
Online, her expression of concern about the moral ideology being promoted in Franklin got her labeled as "bats--- crazy" by an unidentified commenter online.
She also has criticized the deterioration in the comedy industry in recent years.
"Now the agenda is so blatant. It's obvious that they want to push a far-left agenda to indoctrinate a new generation. 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," she explained.
Jackson also got some support online.
Wrote one commenter in a New York publication, "All the people chiming in that don't know her from SNL, she was part of SNL when it was a relevant show, and actually quite funny. A cast that rivaled the original cast in terms of talent and comedy. Today's SNL is unwatchable."
Another said, "You're absolutely correct about SNL being unwatchable now. Victoria's only exercising her right to Free Speech. Perfectly fine."
Yet another, "The NY Post describes her comments as 'rants.' To me, she was simply testifying to her faith using biblical scripture -- and doing so at a pretty normal voice level. I've seen too many news clips of politicians and 'community activists' ACTUALLY ranting to put her in the same category. Truth be tol..."