God Hates Shrimp
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"God Hates Shrimp" is a website run by a group of people poking fun at anti-gay preacher and fundy loon Fred Phelps. The website takes its name from Phelps's own site and his best-known slogan, "God Hates Fags." 
The reference to shrimp is meant to draw attention to a verse from Leviticus, whence fundamentalist lunatics also draw quotes to justify their hatred of homosexuals by drawing on that same book. In Leviticus, fish that do not have scales nor fins are regarded as "abominations"—the same word that is used to describe homosexuality.
The "God Hates Shrimp" people can thus claim that said fundamentalist lunatics have a double standard, condemning one abomination but not another. In this they fail to make a distinction between the Old Testament's ceremonial "abominations" (put out of force by Jesus) and its moral "abominations" (still in effect). How do Christians tell what is still in effect and what is not? If God existed surely God would have given clearer guidelines than we have. This also raises the question of why a supposedly infallible and omniscient God would have to change his laws in the first place.
The "God Hates Shrimp" folks may be seen protesting outside Long John Silver's or Red Lobster, or any of a number of seafood restaurants; they also send supporters to anti-gay rallies and protests, where they stand around and counter-protest that we need to kill those people who eat shrimp as well.
 Related double standards
In a related example of a double standard, many fundamentalists tend to go nuclear when someone points out that in many parts of the U.S., church-goers often celebrate listening to the word of God on Sunday by going to Red Lobster afterwards, thus making the restaurant staff break the Fourth Commandment by working on the Lord's Day. And Christians generally believe that the Ten Commandments still apply.
 See also
- ↑ www.godhatesfags.com - Phelps's site. NSFW; read at your own risk.
- ↑ Leviticus 11:10 through 11:12
- ↑ Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13.
- ↑ Most of them in fact do, but that is rather beside the point here.
- ↑ Though as any good Jew or Seventh-Day Adventist will tell you, God's real Sabbath is on Saturday, not Sunday.