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Old 24th July 2006, 07:01 PM   #1
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Zimbawe's Mugabe calls homosexality a "white disease." New anti-gay laws started

http://www.365gay.com/Newscon06/07/071706zimbabwe.htm

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(Harare) Zimbabwe strongman Robert Mugabe's government has made it a criminal offense for two people of the same sex to hold hands, hug, or kiss.

The "sexual deviancy" law is one of 15 additions to Zimbabwe's criminal code quietly passed in Parliament last week.

The sections involving gays and lesbians are part of an overhaul of the sodomy laws. Until now laws against sodomy were limited to sexual activity.

The revised law now states that sodomy is any "act involving contact between two males that would be regarded by a reasonable person as an indecent act".

Mugabe has a long history of homophobia. He regularly refers to gays and people he suspects to be gay as "less than pigs and dogs".

Earlier this year the 82 year old went on a tirade calling homosexuality "a white disease".

"Leave whites to do that," he declared.

Mugabe told the cheering throng that same-sex marriage is a threat to mankind and condemned churches that bless gay unions.

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Old 25th July 2006, 02:33 AM   #2
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Although this is very sad indeed, I think that this is one of Comrade Bob's less offensive policies.

By all means lets ensure that gay rights are maintained in Zim, but let's also try and get a change of government so that the economy can get off its knees.
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Old 25th July 2006, 02:48 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
Although this is very sad indeed, I think that this is one of Comrade Bob's less offensive policies.
He does seem rather obsessed by homosexuality though...
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Old 25th July 2006, 02:51 AM   #4
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Wasn't there an ancient civilization in that area that vanished overnight, leaving no traces behind except the walls that surrounded their towns? I'm betting the same will happen to modern Zimbabwe. Despite their efforts to fight witchcraft.
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Old 25th July 2006, 02:54 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Mojo View Post
He does seem rather obsessed by homosexuality though...
Given that I expect that there are relatively few openly gay people in Zim it makes for a good group to demonise. I don't envisage much in the way of protest marches.
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Old 25th July 2006, 02:54 AM   #6
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Well, guess me and my boyfriend will be cancelling our trip to Zimbabwe and will be going to Mississippi instead.
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Old 25th July 2006, 04:38 AM   #7
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He's right, it is disgusting.
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Old 25th July 2006, 06:42 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
Although this is very sad indeed, I think that this is one of Comrade Bob's less offensive policies.

By all means lets ensure that gay rights are maintained in Zim, but let's also try and get a change of government so that the economy can get off its knees.
You are correct. I consider it even sadder that the actions in the opening post are not even in the top 6 worse things that he has done.
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Old 25th July 2006, 04:49 PM   #9
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Such a ruling may tear families apart...A mother not allowed to hug her female children? Terrible to taint a mother-son embrace by prohibiting same-sex contact.

Affection isn't sex!
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When is he going to die?
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