The word “nitwit” came to mind when I read reports about Gambia’s president calling homosexuality one of the three “biggest threats to human existence” in his speech to the United Nations on Friday. No, I’m not calling President Yahya Jammeh a “nitwit.” I’m just mentioning the word association that came to mind.  . . . I can only imagine what words came to the minds of those listening to his speech at the UN meeting. Apparently, according to reports including this one at Fox News, “Jammeh also has drawn international criticism for his claim he can cure AIDS with an herbal body rub and bananas.”

Still, the Gambian president is entitled to his views, and that’s how he sees it.

His remarks got me to thinking about the biggest threats to human existence, like global warming and the havoc it is wreaking on the planet’s weather, which in turn could lead to starvation and disease for those not lucky enough to build arks and pack them with enough supplies to last generations; weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons; terrorist organizations; and on and on and on . . . you get the big picture, yes?

I’m thinking that a species with some 8 billion horny members is not all that endangered by same-sex relationships. Au contraire, our global village is overpopulated by human beings, to the point where so many people, in countries like Gambia, don’t have enough to eat.

I’ll leave the last word on the Gambian president’s remarks to Andre Banks, executive director of global gay rights group All Out. According to a Reuters report, Banks  said in a statement that “Jammeh’s remarks were “paranoid and disturbing.” “In his list of the world’s greatest threats, the President left one out – intolerance.” Banks said in a statement.