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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Tells World to Keep its 'Homosexual Nonsense', Says He'll Expel Pro-Gay Diplomats

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe used a speech on Friday to speak out against gay rights and countries seeking to punish African nations who punish homosexuality, threatening to expel pro-gay diplomats.

MugabeSaid Mugabe during celebrations to mark his country's 34th independence anniversary at the giant National Sports Stadium, Harare:

"Some years ago, l was warned that there was some secret organisation of that nature which was addressing young join them as homosexuals. This nonsense from Europe, keep their homosexual nonsense there and not cross over with it....We did not fight for this Zimbabwe so it can be a homosexual territory. We will never have that here and if there are any diplomats who will talk of any homosexuality, just tell me. We will kick them out of the country without any excuse. We won’t even listen."

Mugabe added that the world will never see homosexuality decriminalized in Zimbabwe:

"They even refuse today that if a man has sex with another man it’s wrong, its sodomy. If you pass a law that rejects homosexual marriages, ‘we will punish you’ like what they are doing to Uganda and us. And they say they want you to believe that if a man gets another man and they have a homosexual relationship, they have human rights to do so. If you pass a law that rejects homosexual marriages, ‘we will punish you’ like what they are doing to Uganda and us. And they say they want you to believe that if a man gets another man and they have a homosexual relationship, they have human rights to do so."

He added:

"What is wrong is wrong and cannot be right but they say no, human beings are free to marry each other, and look at the absurdity of it all, when God created the world, we leant from the Bible, He created animals, forests, lastly He created man. Because man was lonely, He got from the side of man, a rib and created a woman...that’s the start of society as we know it from the bible."

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  1. Then he should expect to see Zimbabwe die a slow death as the world turns their money, support and assistance away from such a bigoted country.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Apr 18, 2014 2:57:46 PM

  2. This latest display of his profound ignorance would be funny if the result weren't so many harmed men and women.

    It won't last but it will be decades before human rights comes to these countries.

    Posted by: MikeBoston | Apr 18, 2014 3:10:41 PM

  3. He wins. The USA doesn't have the balls to cut off funding to Zimbabwe.

    Posted by: mike | Apr 18, 2014 3:11:20 PM

  4. What a disgusting human being. Like if his record on human rights will give him some credit to speak about anything

    Posted by: jjose712 | Apr 18, 2014 3:11:51 PM

  5. The last paragraph says enough. If you actually believe the bible is literal, you obviously don't have the mental capacity to understand sexual orientation.

    Posted by: Not that rob | Apr 18, 2014 3:14:30 PM

  6. Once again American Evangelicals can claim credit for "informing" this idiot on matters relative to the buy-bull.

    Posted by: Nick | Apr 18, 2014 3:23:04 PM

  7. WHY does every single anti-gay male in this world who demonizes gay people single out men ???

    It's so telling really.

    Posted by: Malthey | Apr 18, 2014 3:25:01 PM

  8. It sounds to me as if Zimbabwe is due for massive and severe economic sanctions.

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 18, 2014 3:27:49 PM

  9. Male and female homosexuality existed in Zimbabwe long before the British took it over. Robert Mugabe doesn't know his own culture's history.

    In the 1970s, Robert Mugabe was a hero to me for forcing the British out of Rhodesia. Now he's just a senile old man who causes his own people to starve to death.

    @ Mike Ryan,

    do you know anything about Zimbabwe? Anything?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 18, 2014 3:32:50 PM

  10. He got the beard wrong. It needs to be wider.

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 18, 2014 3:34:28 PM

  11. When somebody puts a bullet in his mentally diseased Nazi savage head, that will be a great day.

    Posted by: RMc | Apr 18, 2014 3:35:03 PM

  12. Malthey: Because for this kind of people women are second class citizen who only live to give them children.
    So women's homosexuality didn't even cross their minds

    Posted by: jjose712 | Apr 18, 2014 3:47:34 PM

  13. can't argue with stupid.

    Posted by: doug | Apr 18, 2014 3:58:15 PM

  14. All. Aid. Must. Stop.

    Posted by: whitneyisadude | Apr 18, 2014 4:45:35 PM

  15. Remember to thank your lucky stars that you were born here...born with some intelligence...born with an open mind...born gay. The alternative looks just like this and it isn't pretty, is it?

    Posted by: Paul B. | Apr 18, 2014 4:53:53 PM

  16. The good thing is we don't send aid to this tyrant. He's murdered more of his people than Edie Amine did in Uganda...

    Posted by: Robert M. | Apr 18, 2014 4:54:00 PM

  17. Mugabe's legacy: He took the prosperous, thriving British colony of Rhodesia and turned it into a starving, crumbling hell-hole for everybody----black, white, gay and straight.

    Posted by: Keeping it Real | Apr 18, 2014 5:34:33 PM

  18. African independence has been a dismal failure.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 18, 2014 6:15:35 PM

  19. Count the number of politicians and religious leaders violating human rights. Now count the people experiencing human rights violations. The politicians and religious leaders who violate human rights can be wiped out easily.

    Posted by: Daniel | Apr 18, 2014 6:23:30 PM

  20. If he is a bible literalist, he ought to know his place as a Hamite.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Apr 18, 2014 8:00:07 PM

  21. @mike: From

    "In 2001, the United States began imposing targeted sanctions on the Government of Zimbabwe, including restrictions on U.S. support for multilateral financing, financial sanctions against selected individuals and entities, travel sanctions against selected individuals, a ban on transfers of defense items and services, and a suspension of non-humanitarian government-to-government assistance. Despite strained political relations, the United States is a leading provider of humanitarian assistance to the people of Zimbabwe, providing more than $150 million in humanitarian assistance, much of which was food aid, in 2012.

    "During the period between 2000 and 2008, the United States took a leading role in condemning the Zimbabwean Government's increasing assault on human rights and the rule of law, and joined much of the world community in calling for the Government of Zimbabwe to embrace a peaceful democratic evolution."

    Also: "U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assistance to Zimbabwe since 2002 has focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, democracy and governance programs, humanitarian assistance, economic growth and agriculture, and investing in people. In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began a direct assistance program. CDC's program consists of prevention of HIV transmission; improved care of persons with HIV/AIDS; surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation of the epidemic; and health sector infrastructure support."

    Also read

    Posted by: Bill | Apr 18, 2014 8:26:34 PM

  22. zimbabwe president is a conspiracy theorist "l was warned that there was some secret organisation [homosexuals]..."

    this is a clincher "We won’t even listen".

    THIS, is a scary nightmare "when God created the world... He got from the side of man, a rib and created a woman...that’s the start of society as we know it...."

    ok, i support the cutting of all aid to africa and all sanctions etc, but on top of that, i will turn a deaf ear to all african problems that aren't LGBT related. frankly i think there should be bans on anything invented since the industrial revolution. let them get back to their roots.

    Posted by: diehardstranglerfig | Apr 18, 2014 8:35:33 PM

  23. This guy is a crook and mass murderer. He should be in the Hague in a prison cell.

    Homophobia is the Canary in the coal mine. The more bigoted against Gays a Government is the more unjust and irrational it is.

    This man has killed tens of thousands of his own people; most of them straight as they belonged to a different tribal group.

    Posted by: Keith | Apr 18, 2014 9:28:26 PM

  24. Rhodesia was a great paradise.

    Look how far it's fallen.

    Posted by: Frank | Apr 19, 2014 12:34:08 AM

  25. Can't we just do a black ops operation on this evil monster and send his black dark valueless evil soul back to the black place of all evil from which it escaped? I just know we could do it quietly and have plausible deniability. Why not now?

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Apr 19, 2014 5:01:35 AM

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