Belarus president: "I condemned this faggotism"

Submitted by Viachaslau Bortnik

Belarus president Aliaksandr Lukashenka told journalists about his attitude to homosexual in Raubichy on Saturday, 19 February, Interfax reports.

“Some great politicians, with both traditional and non-traditional sexual orientation, came to us. I was blamed for condemning this faggotism. Well, I don’t like gays, so I said that I didn’t like them. You see, certain foreign ministers took offence at me. But why should they take offence?” Lukashenka told journalists meaning a visit by Westerwelle and Sikorski in autumn 2010.

“We live in a democratic society. Moreover, I am a president. I have the right to express my point of view and my position,” Lukashenka noted.

"I said that honestly to his face. One should live a normal live,” the Belarusian dictator said.

According to him, “It’s possible in Germany and in Poland, so let them do it in these countries.” “We do not need this here,” Lukashenka added admitting, “Unfortunately, we have enough of this here, too.”

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