A Massachusetts woman just took a giant pasta-induced dump into a loophole that is the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
According to CBS Boston, Lindsay Miller legally won the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on her head for her driver’s license photo. Mass. does not permit hats in license photos unless the head covering is for religious or medical reasons.
— WBZ Boston News (@cbsboston) November 13, 2015
So how did Miller coerce the Registry to wear a colander on her head? Because she’s a Pastafarian, a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. For real.
The Church is a satirical religion who mocks traditional religions by recognizing the existence of a flying spaghetti monster who “just as probable as the existence of the Christian God.” The Pastafarianism website claims: “We are not anti-religion, we are anti-crazy nonsense done in the name of religion. There is a difference.”
With the help of an attorney from the American Humanist Association, Miller was granted the show of ‘faith’ after originally being rejected by the RMV.
Miller told CBS Boston:
“As a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I feel delighted that my Pastafarianism has been respected by the Massachusetts RMV.
While I don’t think the government can involve itself in matters of religion, I do hope this decision encourages my fellow Pastafarian Atheists to come out and express themselves as I have.”
Chalk this up to a win for the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
[h/t Elite Daily]