|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|
Robert Mugabe has mocked America's decision to legalise gay marriage across all 50 states by vowing to travel to the White House and proposing to 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.
|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.'
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. 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.
|Revelers cheer from the sidelines in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, during the Pride parade on Saturday|
|Balloons spelling out the word Pride are held above revelers as they march through Cincinnati, celebrating the legalization of gay marriage across the country|
Meet the newest couple in town. Obama said yes to Robert Mugabe pic.twitter.com/p6vwzSUvys— highbee (Gemini) (@iDeyPromote) June 30, 2015
- Daily Mail