Man Killed by Family Cause He Wanted to Watch Soccer Instead of a Jesus Show

I wish that headline were a joke:

Police say a South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup match instead of a religious program was beaten to death by his family in the northeastern part of the country.

David Makoeya, a 61-year-old man from the small village of Makweya, Limpopo province, fought with his wife and two children for the remote control on Sunday because he wanted to watch Germany play Australia in the World Cup. The others, however, wanted to watch a gospel show.

“He said, ‘No, I want to watch soccer,”’ police spokesman Mothemane Malefo said Thursday. “That is when the argument came about.

“In that argument, they started assaulting him.”

Malefo said Makoeya got up to change the channel by hand after being refused the remote control and was attacked by his 68-year-old wife Francina and two children, 36-year-old son Collin and 23-year-old daughter Lebogang.

So let me get this straight. This guy didn’t want to watch a religious program. His family did. In response, the family killed him. No polite discussion. No “praying for god to intervene.” Just flat-out killed him.

Someone call the poison control center. I think I need to have the excess irony pumped out of my stomach.

Say what you want about the vuvuzela, but it can never be as annoying as a TV preacher.

Speaking of vuvuzelas

(via Cubik’s Rube)

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