The Lying King

President of Gambia Still Wants to Kill Gays, But He Loves Wrestling


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.

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #politics #gayagenda #random stories and more


  • LadyL

    Wow. Methinks he doth protest waaaaay too much.

  • IzzyLuna

    @LadyL: I’m totally with you. Let the countdown begin before he’s found out and we cheer with joy.

  • Captain proton

    @IzzyLuna: Won’t help. the way African politics work, he’ll simply denounces those who find him out as political enemies and have them arrested and possibly executed.

  • Kieran

    On the evolutionary scale, this guy ranks lower than bush pygmies with bones in their noses.

  • erikwm

    The official language of Gambia is English and they have a president who is speaking in sentences such as:

    “That practice got to stop.”

    “If we catch you, you will regret why you are born.”

    “I have buffalos from South Africa and Brazil and they never date each other.”

    REALLY?! Besides the appalling English, his great pearl of wisdom is that buffaloes don’t go on dates? I mean, I see buffaloes at my local cineplex on dates all the time, LOL.

    Gambia may be the dumbest nation on Earth if this guy is the PRESIDENT.

  • Kenover

    This from a man in a white dress.

  • Elmwoodmac

    So much for searching travelocity for some deals on Gambian travel. I hear it’s beautiful there in the spring.


    Wow. This sounds like what is going on in Uganda. At least politicians in the West aren’t calling for beheadings…

  • 2eo American religious leaders are funding their death squads however.

  • Jim Hlavac

    So, ““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,” eh?

    Punishment indeed, except for the rest of us.

  • Billysees

    Wow is right. This guy and his words are unreal.

    What do you say when you read about that kinda stuff ?

    You look for something better and wonder if any exists.

    And then you hear about the following and are impressed.

    1. Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way……Romans 14:13

    2. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God……Romans 15:7

    3. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love……Ephesians 4:2

    4. Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble…..1 Peter 3:8

    And then you realize, OMG, those words include all of us LGBT’s here and everywhere the world over.

    Now, if any human mind cannot comprehend the above and regulate their conversation accordingly, then that person is not worth listening to.

  • darkanser

    Funny. I don’t recall seeing Gambia as high on the list of favored gay travel destinations. But that’s assuming this president of Gambia was concerned about a flood of gay tourism. Perhaps, that’s why my previously, at least, very homophobic brother — whom I haven’t spoken to in 20 years. But they say people can change. Still not holding my breath — has lived in this country for so many years. Go figure.


    I grow up in Africa. I know the Schwarzes, over there. They sponsored by the fucking Christian, white American! + he is a fucking Muslim; AdamHomo

Comments are closed.