Rejoice, for all is fair in the world!
In Lowell, Massachusetts, practicing Pastafarian and member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Lindsay Miller recently won the right to wear a beautiful colander for her driver’s license mugshot.
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles currently only allows people to wear hats or head coverings in their photos for religious or medicinal reasons.
Previously the registry denied Miller her right to wear the colander, prompting one of her friends to ask the American Humanist Association to file an appeal on Miller’s behalf.
Since the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is recognised as a satirical religion (famous for their love and worship of all things pasta-related), the registry reversed their decision before the court even heard the appeal.
The American Humanist Association is an organisation that advances “secular humanism”, and explained that Pastafarians believe the existence of a Flying Spaghetti Monster is:
Patty DeJuneas, a member of the Secular Legal Society which works with the American Humanist Association, had this to say about the situation:
Miller spoke to CBS-Boston, seemingly satisfied by the decision: