Saturday, February 25, 2006

We were warned

Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat:
Mr Alifi, Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat.

"When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up".

Mr Alifi then called elders to decide how to deal with the case.

"They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper.
He was ordered to pay about $50.

He had fair warning. Bill O'Reilly, on April 13, 2005, said (in response to an attempt by a woman in jail to marry a woman on the outside):

So this is just the beginning, ladies and gentlemen, of this crazy gay marriage insanity -- is gonna lead to all kinds of things like this. Courts are gonna be clogged. Every nut in the world is gonna -- somebody's gonna come in and say, "I wanna marry the goat." You'll see it; I guarantee you'll see it.
Now, Mr. Tombe didn't necessarily want to marry the goat, but in this topsy-turvy world, there it is, man and goat, joined in unholy caprimony.

Bill O'Reilly must be so proud.