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.
In response to donor pressure towards a gay friendly policy, he was quoted as saying: “If you are to give us aid for men and men or for women and women to marry, leave it…We don’t need your aid because as far as I am the president of the Gambia, you will never see that happen in this country.”