What Do the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Talk Like a Pirate Day Have in Common?

Both can be used to mock Phred Phelps!! Go, you wacky noodle heads!

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.

Someone once told me that the best way to demoralize groups like the Phelps clan is to laugh at them. Now, I find precious little to laugh about when confronting such horrible bigotry and hatred, but this was absolutley priceless. Let us not take Phelps and his band of pasty, quivering homophobes seriously. Let us mock them openly and with as much derision and hilarity as we can. At the very least, he’ll end up having an aneurism from the fit he’ll throw.