Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has sarcastically promised to travel to Washington to ask for US President Barack Obama’s hand in marriage, following the legalisation of gay marriage across America by the Supreme Court last week.
During his weekly interview with the national radio station, the Zimbabwean president joked that he planned to travel to Washington DC ‘get down on one knee and ask his hand’.
Mugabe, who is known for his brutal crusades against homosexuality, was responding in bizarre fashion to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees gays and lesbians the same right to marry as heterosexuals.
Washington was being controlled by “perverted Satan-worshippers who insult the great American nation”
“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 DC, get down on my knee, and ask his hand,” he said.
“I can’t understand how this people dare to defy Christ’s explicit orders as our Lord prohibited mankind from sodomy,” he added.
Homosexuality is illegal in Zimbabwe and, in previous speeches, Mugabe has told gay people to go to “hell” and stated that those of homosexual orientation are lower than “pigs, goats and birds”.
The US Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country, in a culmination of two decades of litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.