Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on
Saturday criticized British Prime Minister David Cameron's calls to
respect gay rights, the AFP reported.
At a stadium event celebrating his 88th
birthday in the town of Mutare, Mugabe rejected Cameron's calls for
countries receiving British aid to respect human rights, including
those of gay men and lesbians.
“Nature is nature. It has created
male and female,” Mugabe said.
“You David Cameron, are you
suggesting that you don't know that or is it some kind of insanity or
part of the culture of Europeans?”
“In their newspapers, that's one of
my sins. That I called [gays] worse than pigs and dogs because pigs
know there are males and females. It's even in the Bible that you
create through the system of marrying.”
“That's how we were born, so we
reject that outright and say to hell with you. I won't even call him
a dog because my own dog will complain and say, but what have I
Cameron makes conservative case for gay marriage.)