Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pirates vs. Phelps

For those of you not familiar with the Westboro Baptist Church, they are the folks most likely to protest at a soldier's funeral and throw things at the mourners.

In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, the Pirates of Little Rock protested one of the Phelps Family's protests, with a level of dignity and decorum rarely associated with such protests.

The Arkansas Times gave this account:

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.

"They didn't know what to do," a pirate named Boatswain (aka Gerry Schulze) tells The Pitch. "We decided that the best way to handle them was ridicule. They had not earned our hatred, only our ridicule and perhaps our contempt."

"I had a blast that day," says Pasta Pontius Pirate (aka LeeWood Thomas.

Pirate 1, Phelps family 0.

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