Waymon Hudson

Awesome Website of the Week: 'God Hates Shrimp'

Filed By Waymon Hudson | August 20, 2009 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Living, Marriage Equality, The Movement
Tags: God Hates Fags, NOM, Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church

Sometimes you just have to smile at the snarky, fun skewering of the anti-LGBT right.

Activists Joe Decker and Ryland Sanders have created my new favorite parody site called "God Hates Shrimp", a smart poke at people like Fred Phelps, NOM, and other fundie hate groups who use the Bible to beat the community over the head. It's an old argument given new flair by these creative folks.

godhatesshrimp2.jpgThe front page reads:

Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? Bring all of God's law unto the heathens and the sodomites. We call upon all Christians to join the crusade against Long John Silver's and Red Lobster. Yea, even Popeye's shall be cleansed. The name of Bubba shall be anathema. We must stop the unbelievers from destroying the sanctity of our restaurants.

The site has complete Bible verses against shellfish (oh, Leviticus- you give us so many rules). It also has some great pictures of anti-shrimp protesters, church signs, and other fun things that show the absurdity of the anti-gay right.

The press page even lists "attacks" from the "liberal media" and fake press releases. The anti-shrimp folks even have a Facebook page set up.

Having had multiple run-ins with Westboro Baptist Church, this site could easily be featured on their "God Hates Fags" site. The ridiculousness of the arguments, the mean-spirited language- it's all there.

So go to the site and:

Pinch the Tail, Suck the Head, and Burn in Hell.

Sounds like a fun time, right?

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Just a quick quibble: Fred Phelps is not a card-carying member of "the anti-LGBT right." Phelps has run for political office five times -- all under the banner of the Democratic Party.

What about God Hates Pork (on Sunday)? Leviticus also said that consuming the flesh of a pig on Sunday is an abomination, though I don't doubt that every Sunday morning there are many people ranting about the godless fags over their bacon and eggs.

In a similar "vein" ... uh ... I look forward to websites for "God Hates Interest Fees" and ... oh, God forbid! ... "God Hates Cotton/Polyester Blends".

According to Leviticus, aren't I supposed to publicly stone the shrimp if I catch them wearing mixed fabrics (cotton/polyester blends)?! - Please advise! Have rocks waiting and ready...

I totally giggled when I pictured little shrimp dressed in cotton/poly blends. :)

What's really scary is that their are people out there that will think this is not a joke, now that's what is really hilarious.

LOVE this one, Waymon! Lee McD