Not that you were planning to visit Gambia anytime soon, but go ahead and erase a vacation to the notoriously antigay West African country off your bucket list.
During an address to Gambia’s parliament March 28, president Yahta Jammeh, who previously announced he’d cut off the heads of gay people and that he can cure HIV/AIDS with herbs, , continued his antigay diatribe. Jammeh took the opportunity to send out yet another warning that gays are not welcome in his nation.
“Homosexuality is anti-humanity. I have never seen homosexual chicken, or turkey..,” Jammeh said during the speech. (We guess he hasn’t seen this video.) “If you are convicted of homosexuality in this country, there will be no mercy for offenders. We will put you in the female wing of the prison,” Jammeh continues.
“We want the population to grow. There will be children in this country. Homosexuality is anti-god, anti-human, and anti-civilization. Homosexuals are not welcome in the Gambia. If we catch you, you will regret why you are born [sic]. I have buffalos from South Africa and Brazil and they never date each other. We are ready to eat grass but we will not compromise on this. Allowing homosexuality means allowing satanic rights. We will not allow gays here.”
Yet for someone so virulently opposed to hot man-on-man action, Jammeh apparently loves a Half-Nelson. He curiously issued a mandate that makes wrestling part of Gambia’s educational curriculum.