A proud day for Pastafarians

Published September 26th, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

[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”

  1. Rawr says:

    The Coolest and most refreshing beer to them all, and the best and most hot strippers to them! Truly the FSM was with them on that day.


  2. zinc alloy says:

    Absolutely beautiful.

    These guys prove that the Noodly One is indeed the only way.

    May His Noodly Appendage always touch them.

  3. Bx 32 says:

    That’s just awesome.

  4. Donna says:

    I saw that last Friday and spent most of the evening cheering. Way to go, Arkansas Pastafarians! You make us all so proud. Arrrr!

  5. VinZ says:

    72 black eyed virgin wenches to each of them! Pesto be on these brave martyrs!


    Note to Flemish Girl: do you belong to a Flanders Chapter of Pastafarians. Would love to join.

  6. Reg DeCurry says:

    That is just awesome.

  7. Will la Puerta says:

    I have never been prouder of my home state . . . Thank you, Arkansan Pastafarians. You’ve made my day!

  8. dreadloxx says:

    Awesome job guys.
    may his noodliness grant you the coldest beer and the finest strippers.

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