Victoria Jackson, the former Saturday Night Live actress-turned Tea Party activist, spoke on the Howard Stern show about her opposition to equal marriage, saying that she doesn’t believe in it.

Speaking on the popular US radio programme, Ms Jackson, now an active participant in the conservative US political movement, said:

“You’ll have to take it up with god. God made the rules. He made a man and woman’s bodies fit together, he made the ten commandments. I believe the bible is god’s word, and I base all my world view on the bible.”

When questioned on whether she understood from an intellectual standpoint that the bible was written by a man, she said:

“I have gay friends, one since Auburn University, and I don’t make their identity their sexuality. To me he’s my fun, theatre-loving, funny friend. Why is his identity his sexuality?”

She denied having disdain for the “gay lifestyle”, but continued:

“I don’t believe there is such a thing as gay marriage, the definition of marriage is a man and a woman.”

She said she wouldn’t want to change the definition of marriage because “that would make god mad”.