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Gambia President: Homosexuality Top Global Threat

Friday Sep 27, 2013

The president of Gambia is using his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack gays and lesbians, calling homosexuality one of the three "biggest threats to human existence."

President Yahya Jammeh on Friday said homosexuality, greed and obsession with world domination "are more deadly than all natural disasters put together."

It's not the first time the Gambian ruler has used such harsh words. In 2008, he told gays and lesbians to leave the country or have their heads cut off.

Jammeh also has drawn international criticism for his claim he can cure AIDS with an herbal body rub and bananas.

He first took power in the tiny West African country after a 1994 coup.

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  • , 2013-09-27 15:20:04

    Isn’t this lovely? I’m sure many of the right wing conservatives in this country are agreeing this speech.

  • , 2013-09-28 11:47:45

    Africa remains a toilet for human rights as it’s leaders are undereducated and brainwashed by extreme religious rhetoric Intellectually this guy is an adult child dressed in a dashiki behind a World podium .. How embarrassing for his nation

  • Wayne M., 2013-09-29 21:34:15

    Given the fact he believes a herbal body rub will cure AIDS, it is clear he has not one idea of what he is talking about. Unfortunately, it is people like this who cost people their lives (and no doubt proclaim they are "pro-life" as they call for people to be killed and murdered. Clearly, this is a leader cast in the mold of Idi Amin.

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