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.
Leader: Preisdent of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, who is known for his brutal crusades against gay people, has mocked America’s decision to legalise gay marriage across all 50 states by proposing to Barack Obama
Mocked: Robert Mugabe said that ‘since President Obama (pictured) endorses same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance’ he plans to propose to him in Washington DC
Pride: The Supreme Court’s ruling was delivered just in time for the weekend’s Pride celebrations, which saw the Empire State building, Niagara Falls and the White House (pictured) lit up by rainbow lights
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.’