A Massachusetts woman, identifying as Pastafarian, will be allowed to wear a colander on her head in her driver’s license photo.
Lindsay Miller originally was denied taking the photo by the state (as hats are not allowed, unless for religious reasons), but – with the help of attorneys from The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center – she won her appeal with the Massachusetts RMV.
Pastafarians, also known as members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, are part of a secular religion that believe the existence of a “spaghetti monster” to be just as possible as the existence of God.
Miller told Fox 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.”
What a time to be alive.