Graphic by twolf

Graphic by twolf

Exactly three and a half years after Michael Savage declared that support for Prop 8 meant that America is “probably 50 leagues below the degeneracy that brought about Hitler” and that “[i]t is why we’re melting down as a nation,” corrupt evil dictator Robert Mugabe has upped the ante to cover the entire human race:

When a man says he wants to get married to another man, we in Zimbabwe don’t accept it. We can’t talk of women’s rights at all if we go in that direction. It will lead to extinction.

Well.  I suppose he makes an excellent point, if same-sex marriage were to become mandatory.  Across the entire planet.  And if there were no extramarital sex or in vitro fertilization ever (ironically, I bet Mugabe is adamantly opposed to gay couples adopting or conceiving children too).

As for how marriage equality infringes on women’s rights, I haven’t a clue.  Maybe he just threw that in because he was speaking at a UN-sponsored gender equality and HIV/AIDS conference(!) and was trying to make his bigotry sound empowering.  Or maybe he believes marriage equality infringes on women’s God-given right to marry gay dudes.

Maybe it has something to do with how only “[m]others were given the talent to bear children. That talent doesn’t belong to men.”  (Apparently only men can be gay, which I was not previously aware of.)  Or maybe I didn’t take the extinction quote literally enough, and Mugabe is concerned about the consequences of allowing only gay men to marry each other, which I agree would be pretty unfair.

Whatever the case, you can be sure Michael Savage has accepted the challenge.  Even now, he is probably combing through the collected works of Stephen Hawking, searching for any way in which marriage equality might conceivably destroy all life in the Milky Way galaxy, if not the entire universe.