After the US supreme court legalized same sex marriage this week, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe surprised the world by vowing to travel to White house to propose the American President Barack Obama.
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.
Speaking on on Saturday, Mugabe said: ‘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.’
Striking a more serious tone, he added: ‘I can’t understand how this people dare to defy Christ’s explicit orders as our Lord prohibited mankind from sodomy’, going on to accuse the U.S. government of being run by ‘perverted Satan-worshipers who insult the great American nation.’
The Zimbabwean leader went on to say that although the U.S. was founded on ‘lofty Christian principles’, the ‘corrupt political elite’ now acts only towards its own end, according to Naij.com.
His comments came only hours after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalise gay marriage in all 50 states – prompting thousands of same-sex couples to immediately tie the knot.
The ruling was delivered just in time for the weekend’s Pride celebrations, which saw the Empire State building, Niagara Falls and the White House lit up by rainbow lights.
Nevertheless whatever Mugabe’s reputation might be, this time at least he had the audacity to speak up against something which is wrong and unholy. Let’s just hope Americans will wake up to this mockery of their values and traditions!