When Ezekiel Mutua, the head of the Kenya Film Classification Board, saw a photo of two male lions apparently having sex, he instantly blamed gays whom he suggested might have influenced the animals.
He is quoted here as saying:
These animals need counseling, because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly … they must have copied it somewhere or it is demonic because these animals do not watch movies.
Mutua, above, according to Nairobi News, holds the belief that homosexuality is the result of some demonic force.
The pictures are the work of UK wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein, who snapped the pair canoodling in the Maasai Mara game reserve. One beast laid down, and was mounted by the other. Matua said:
He called the beasts’ behaviour “bizarre” and plans to isolate the lion “love birds” (his term) – even though controlling the sex lives of animals is not within the remit of the censors. Such action, he said, would be a “first” for the board.
Some research needs to be done. And also I wish I can get the bio to confirm the two lions were actually male, because it is not normal.
I mean where on earth have you ever heard something like this happening. The demonic spirits inflicting in humans seems to have now caught up with animals. That is why I will say isolate the crazy gay animals, study their behaviour because it is not normal.
That belief extends beyond lions. The KFCB this week banned Disney’s Andi Mack because the show added a gay character. Said Mutua:
Any attempt to introduce gay programming in Kenya will be met with the full force of the law.
Already I can hear America’s One Million Moms applauding the board’s decision.