Arizona finally allowed Sean Corbett religious freedom to wear a wearing a spaghetti strainer in his ID photo.
The spaghetti strainer is classed as ‘religious headgear’.
“I tried a couple different locations and was met with a lot of pushback and resistance,” he said.
“…by the time I got to (the) fourth and fifth MVD, they stopped me at the door.”
“They got angry at me and treated me with such disrespect.”
He recently tried again and, after talking with the location’s manager, was able to take the photo.
“I was really excited,” Corbett said. “I felt, in that moment, that I won my battle. It was a huge victory for me.”
Pastafarianism and Religious Freedom
In 2005, a physics graduate from Oregon State wrote a letter about a ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’.
This was to protest against the Kansas State Board of Education’s decision allowing the teaching of Intelligent Design in public schools.
Bobby Henderson, 24, called on ‘Pastafarianism’ to be given equal time in science classrooms alongside Christian theory.
Word rapidly spread and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (CFSM) now has millions, if not thousands of followers.
The central tenet of CFSM is that an invisible Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe ‘after drinking heavily’.
Pastafarians celebrate every Friday as a holy day – and consider pirates ‘absolute divine beings’.
While no one knows what the afterlife really holds, we are reliably informed that CFSM Heaven has a Beer Volcano and Stripper Factory.
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