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.

  • Zinc Avenger

    Re: Locking men in a house to make children.
    Is this really the closest thing they’ve got to an actual argument? When you’ve got nothing, you just make loud noises, wave your arms, and hope nobody bothers to check for sense or substance?

    • Ted Thompson

      It’s been working in the US for years. Why shouldn’t it work over there?

    • Silent Service

      Have bigots ever had real arguments?

  • mywall

    Under Mugabe’s regime this is probably equality. I can’t name a single group he doesn’t want dead. Though switching to beheading rather than starvation is a bit of a change.

    • mywall

      On a less cynical note; there are quite a few African counties (Zimbabwe included) that have been working on establishing or restoring local culture after being colonies. The complaints about linking aid to LGBT rights could be due to seeing it as a small nudge towards foreign rule. The situation is made worse by the fact that previous foreign rulers chose to be homophobic.


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