From Sophie Saint Thomas at Death and Taxes:
Pastafarian lodges complaint with ACLU over right to wear pasta strainer
A Pastafarian woman is fighting for her right to wear a pasta strainer on her head, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Rachel Hoover, 21, wore a colander atop her dome for her driver’s license photo as a symbol of her religious beliefs when she renewed her license on June 27. The Chicago Northern Illinois University student is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a religion that promotes chuckles, meatballs and pirates, but opposes intelligent design and creationism taught in schools. In an attempt to mock organized religions, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has birthed what appears to be a slew of white people with nothing better to do than make a fuss about wearing a colander on their head at the DMV. More.
Yes. Now that Sophie Saint Thomas mentions it, what’s really significant is how ridiculous these people have become.
Our advice would be, look out. It’s one thing to do this in a free society where people sort of get the intended joke, even if they think you are a dullard and out of touch. It didn’t go so well when they tried it in Putin’s Russia.
See also: Legal workplace accommodation of pastafarianism as a religion
Wow: Court rules for common sense… updated No, not a religion; an overelaborate prank.
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