Zimbabwe's rabidly anti-gay president Robert Mugabe once infamously described gays as "worse than dogs and pigs". Over the weekend, Mugabe more or less apologized to "blameless dogs and pigs" for the comparison and once again slammed the notion of including gay rights in the state's new constitution.
"Addressing a gathering of pilgrims from across Africa in Marange on Saturday, to mark the Johanne Marange Apostolic Sect’s annual Passover, Mugabe once again castigated gays and lesbians describing them as worse than pigs and dogs. 'Today, the Anglican Church condones marriages between men and the same for women. The Archbishop of Canterbury is blessing such marriages - that is similar to dog behavior. At some point, I realised that I was reprimanding blameless dogs and pigs, which are aware that marriage is for procreation. We say no to gays! We will not listen to those advocating the inclusion of their rights in the constitution,' charged Mugabe."
Mugabe also assured the churchgoers that although homosexuality was disgusting ... polygamy not so much.
" 'Our Constitution allows polygamy. We will not force people into monogamous marriages. It’s there even in the Bible - Solomon was not only given wealth but many wives,' said Mugabe who had children with current wife Grace while former first lady Sally Mugabe was still alive. He said the apostolic sect therefore had a right to be polygamous."
So much for same-sex marriage "paving the way" to polygamy. In Mugabe's world, the state won't "force people into monogamy" because there is a right to polygamy.