Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, a virulently and violently anti-gay bigot who once told gay people to leave his country or they would be beheaded, addressed the United Nations General Assembly last week and delivered a bizarre and hateful anti-gay screed.
“Those who promote homosexuality want to put an end to human existence,” Gambian President Yahya Jammeh told the gathering of world leaders in New York. “It is becoming an epidemic and we Muslims and Africans will fight to end this behavior.”
“Homosexuality in all its forms and manifestations which, though very evil, antihuman as well as anti-Allah, is being promoted as a human right by some powers,” said Jammeh, who is accused by activists of human rights abuses during his rule.
At the same time, a smaller part of the assembly, known as the LGBT Core Group, put out a statement calling on all the nations of the world to repeal laws criminalizing homosexuality and to protect LGBT people against discrimination. I’m sure we’ll be hearing soon from Scott Lively about what a hero Jammeh is.