Sorry, that was gratuitous. But it's not every day you get to use that phrase on the New Humanist blog. Therefore I'm thankful to The Most Rev Peter Akinola, Primate of Nigeria, who in a speech to the General Synod of the Church of Nigeria hit out at "the disturbing level of moral decadence and spiritual degradation eating deep into the soul of western societies."
And what did he use to illustrate this? Well, on top of the usual suspects like the breakdown of marriage and increasing teenage promiscuity, he also whipped out this gem:
"As if these are not bad enough, only last week the Tell magazine [a Nigerian publication] reported in its 36th edition on page 12 that a 27-year-old man was arrested for having sex with a sheep in Dulwich, south-east London."
It's true, this incident did happen. And before you start laughing, such incidents are killing our society. Okay?
Thursday, 2 October 2008
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