As far as taking a stance against homosexuality is concerned, Zimbabwe’s President has been known for not sitting on the fence.
Famous for his statements condemning homosexuality, the Zimbabwe President in a taunting manner, stated that he would go to the White House and ask for his hand in marriage.
“I’ve just concluded since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to Washington, D.C., get down on my knee and ask his hand,” Mugabe, 91, was quoted as saying by Turkey-based news website AWDnews.
Mugabe also went further and stated that it was beyond his comprehension how people could adopt homosexuality as a way of life.
“I can’t understand how this people dare to defy Christ’s explicit orders as our Lord prohibited mankind from sodomy,” he said. Mugabe has made several statements in the past against the LGBT community, since Mugabe is also chairperson of the African Union has said,” Gay people are lower than “pigs, goats and birds” and they should go to “hell,”
“Let Europe keep their homosexual nonsense there and live with it. We will never have it here. The act [of homosexuality] is not humane,” Mugabe reportedly said in a July 2013 speech to his ruling Zanu PF party supporters. “Any diplomat who talks about homosexuality will be kicked out. There is no excuse and we won’t listen to them.”
“We have this American president, Obama, born of an African father, who is saying we will not give you aid if you don’t embrace homosexuality. We ask, was he born out of homosexuality?” Mugabe reportedly said at a 2013 campaign rally.
The legalization of gay marriages in the United States came just before Zimbabwe’s neighbouring country Mozambique decriminalized homosexuality and abortion.