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South African President Jacob Zuma: I’d react in a ‘certain way’ to having a gay child

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  1. Garry Cassell 14 Dec 2012, 5:41pm

    Morality written all over Zuma…..Why has he not tried to influence Uganda?

  2. Mike de Fleuriot 14 Dec 2012, 6:33pm

    And I just love your “around 20 kids” comment, because no one really knows how many he has out there.

  3. Jock S. Trap 14 Dec 2012, 6:45pm

    The only decision any LGBT person has to make is to live how they were born or live a lie to appease discriminating bigots.

    I do wish people would accept this.

    1. Robert (Kettering) 14 Dec 2012, 7:42pm

      You hit the nail on the head. We don’t choose to live this way we are born this way. Simples.

  4. That There Other David 14 Dec 2012, 9:35pm

    At least he understands one important point. His personal feelings on the matter do not overrule the rights of others to live their lives in a manner best suited to them.

    The world could do with a lot more politicians that put that principle at the front of their ideas.

    1. Couldn’t agree more.

  5. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 15 Dec 2012, 2:16am

    I did not know that polygamy is legal in South Africa – is that why bigoted Conservatives in both the US and Australia who hate gay marriage always say and quote: “If we allow gay marriage, it opens to door to both polygamy and beastiality”!?

    Note: I support both same-sex marriage and polygamy because I see no problem with them and harms NO ONE.

    However in reality in the western world, polygamy will never be allowed and anyway couples are mostly monogamous meaning being with one person at a time (or serially monogamous meaning having more than one partner in a whole life time but still having one partner at a time) and it is best to just have one partner at a time anyway or it just gets and goes confusing and very complicated!

    Some people seem to manage fine with multiple partners in one go!

    We are only human and just look at the animal kingdom – everyone has multiple partners anyway!

    1. Just to be pedantic, serially monogamous is meaningless since monogamous to begin with means nothing more than married to one person at a time.

      Furthermore, polygamy might not be “allowed” in the western world, but it’s certainly recognised: I can assure you Islamic dsignitaries and potentates (or indeed African ones) with more than one wife are certainly not forced to choose just one when they’re in the UK!

    2. Ironically, polygamy was granted civil recognition in South Africa in 1998 (it has always existed in customary law), whereas same-sex marriage was only legalised in 2006. So, if anything, polygamy leads to same-sex marriage! (Of course neither connection is actually true.)

  6. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 15 Dec 2012, 2:21am


    Maybe one day all gay men will have a chance of being allowed 15 husbands, however in reality it is never going to happen in our lifetime in the western world!

    One for everyday of the fortnight – plus a spare!

  7. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 15 Dec 2012, 2:24am

    The popular HBO TV shows in the US set in Utah called “BIG LOVE” is one of my favourite shows I love to watch!

  8. His “certain way” would doubtless involve witch doctors, exorcists, “healers” etc He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, is he?

  9. A clear case of polygamy leading to gay marriage.

  10. de Villiers 15 Dec 2012, 2:51pm

    There is something worth noting here. President Zuma is obviously against homosexuality and gay equality. However, despite his personal views he he has stated openly his loyalty to a constitution which guarantees such equality.

    In any country in Africa, a leader who is prepared to respect the laws and the constitution above his own personal views is something for which to be thankful.

  11. This is the typical reaction of a selfish heterosexual: “I want grandchildren”. Well, dear, heterosexuals don’t always produce grandchildren … and some gay people do. So, let’s drop the homophobia, take a reality check and remember that it’s not even a century since black people were regarded as.. well … as you now seem to regard gays. People have such short memories.

    1. de Villiers 16 Dec 2012, 11:59am

      Your post reveals an implied belief in white superiority – how dare such people behave in such a way given their status; they should be grateful for their position and behave accordingly.

      1. well said. the racism of sme, is sickening. You can almost see them as closeted KKK members hanging the blacks….

  12. John Zambeli 17 Jan 2013, 11:45am

    Idi*tic President

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