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A proud day for Pastafarians

Published September 26th, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

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[Pastafarians stage a counter-protest. Photo cred - Brian Chilson]

It was a victory for Pastafarians everywhere.

Last Friday – Talk Like a Pirate Day – the Central Arkansas Pastafarians interrupted and caused the discontinuation of a Westboro Baptist Church hate-demonstration.

Westboro Baptist Church is best known for picketing funeral processions of soldiers killed in the Iraq War, but they hate everyone who doesn’t share their literal interpretation of the Bible.

From Wikipedia:

The church runs numerous websites such as GodHatesFags.com, GodHatesAmerica.com and others expressing condemnation of homosexuality, Roman Catholics, Muslims and Jews, as well as populations it believes are supporting the aforementioned groups, including Chinese, Swedes, Canadians, Irish, British, Mexicans and Americans.

These guys are intolerant assholes; I am so happy to see our fellow Pastafarians ruin their day.

The Arkansas Times had this to say about the Pastafarian counter-protest:

What do you do to make a bunch of soulless nutcases abandon their post at the Convention Center? Send in the pirates!

Yep, the cuckoo Phelps hate group walked the plank this morning after a happy bunch dressed like pirates and holding signs saying “God hates shrimp — Leviticus” and “God hates cotton-polyester blends” stood opposite them at the corner of Markham and Scott streets. The group, made up of Central Arkansas Pastafarians, waved swords and growled “Arrghh!” in a manner that would have made Abbie Hoffman proud.

With cars honking and waving at the pirates and a TV crew giving them all the attention, the Phelps group — with a child in tow, sadly — picked up their “fag” epithets and went away. Pitiful.

A sincere thank you to the Central Arkansas Pastafarians. You made us all proud.

You can read more at the Arkansas Times website.



121 Responses to “A proud day for Pastafarians”

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  1. Jolly Bloger says:

    Oh man that is heartwarming. Way to go!

    I actually had a similar idea – earlier today I stole like 30 Russian tanks I was going to use against Phelps, but I guess I don’t really need to now. Guess I’ll just sell ‘em.

  2. Ron says:

    Brilliant. Just brilliant. Guys like that are the best of us.

  3. Martin Wilson says:

    Thanks guys. Good job!

  4. Steve says:

    Congratulations people, superb job.
    I could almost wish we had a similar group of intolerant idiots over here so that I could pull the same kind of stunt. Almost.

  5. Devout Heathen says:

    Cool, refreshing beer and the choicest of stripers for the lot of them!

    I find it quite repulsive when an organisation finances its operations from lawsuits against the people who justifiably beat the crap out of them when they disturb people at funerals.

  6. A Flemish Girl says:

    way tha go maties!

    A plate of pasta to y’ll!

  7. Jess says:

    This has truly made my day. Good job. We are proud of you!

  8. Javier says:

    “God hates cotton-polyester blends”
    Simply perfect.

    Hooray for the pirates!

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