Two male lions photographed while seemingly having sex has fur flying in Kenya, where a local moral leader and censor blames the same-sex behavior on gays who’ve visited the area.
“These animals need counseling, because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly,” Ezekiel Mutua, the head of the Kenya Film Classification Board, told Nairobi News.
“I don’t know, they must have copied it somewhere or it is demonic,” Mutua added. “Because these animals do not watch movies.”
Not even “The Lion King.”
The pictures are the work of UK wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein, who snapped the frisky felines in the Maasai Mara game reserve. One beast laid down, and was mounted by the other.
“Some research needs to be done,” Mutua told Nairobi News. “And also I wish I can get the bio to confirm the two lions were actually male, because it is not normal.”
He suggested that the lusty “lion love birds” (his term) could have copied the homosexual acts after watching a gay couple have sex in the reserve.
Regardless, he called the beasts’ behavior “bizarre” — and plans to seclude the lions.
“I mean where on earth have you ever heard something like this happening. The demonic spirits inflicting in humans seems to have now caught up with animals,” said Mutua.
“That is why I will say isolate the crazy gay animals, study their behavior because it is not normal.”
That belief extends beyond lions. The KFCB banned Disney’s “Andy Mack” because the show added a gay character. “Any attempt to introduce gay programming in Kenya,” he told Nairobi News, “will be met with the full force of the law.”