Zimbabwe president wants to behead gay people.

Ed Brayton flagged the most recent comments by anti-gay president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe.  They’re, frankly, an inhuman collection of words.

“If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads,” he said on Tuesday.

Mugabe, who has described gays as worse than barn yard animals, also criticized Barack Obama for linking foreign aid to the protection of LGBT rights, and slammed African countries that have not criminalized same-sex acts, saying they are “succumbing to European countries in exchange for aid.”

“We need continuity of our culture. This culture comes from the norm that women carry pregnancies for nine months. If there is anyone who disputes that, he should lift up his hands to say no I fell from heaven,” Mugabe said.

“This thing [homosexuality] seeks to destroy our lineage by saying John and John should wed, Maria and Maria should wed. Imagine this son born out of an African father, [US President Barrack] Obama says if you want aid, you should accept the homosexuality practice. Aah, we will never do that,” he said.

That’s murderous and barbaric!  Quick!  Someone introduce Mugabe to the moralizing force of religion before he is entirely consumed by irrational hate!

What’s that?  He’s a devout Catholic already?  And his religion appears to be the direct cause of his anti-gay fervor?  Oh.

What got me most was this part:

“We need continuity of our culture. This culture comes from the norm that women carry pregnancies for nine months. If there is anyone who disputes that, he should lift up his hands to say no I fell from heaven,” Mugabe said.

If you don’t behead gay people, women will continue to carry pregnancies for nine months.  Nobody seeks to undermine that.  If you think gay people have sex for the purpose of procreation, you don’t really get it.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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