May 25th, 2012at 07:19am Posted by Eli
As if there weren’t more than enough of them already. But in addition to being a corrupt dishonest dictator, he’s also an incredibly stupid bigot:
Mugabe, who has repeatedly described same-sex partners as “lower than dogs and pigs,” has vowed not to allow gay rights to be included in a new constitution being drafted.
“Mothers were given the talent to bear children. That talent doesn’t belong to men,” he said.
“When God created Adam … if Adam had desired a person like him it would not have made him any happier,” Mugabe said.
“When a man says he wants to get married to another man, we in Zimbabwe don’t accept it. We can’t talk of women’s rights at all if we go in that direction. It will lead to extinction,” he said.
That’s so adorable that he thinks that marriage equality somehow infringes on women’s rights. I guess he’s either never heard of lesbians, or doesn’t consider them gay.
But it’s his extinction argument that really takes the cake. Sure, if everyone was in a same-sex marriage, and there was no fooling around, and no in vitro fertilization, then yes, that would lead to extinction, but that’s an awfully big leap from letting gay people – who have been known to want children, by the way – marry.