February 20, 2013
Man tries to wear spaghetti strainer in driver's license photo
There are some pretty weird religions out there and the most bizarre is the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. One follower caused quite the commotion when he wanted to wear a spaghetti strainer for his driver's license photo. The New Jersey DMV he was at refused and called the cops when he protested.
25-year-old Aaron Williams, a practitioner of the mostly satirical anti-creationism "religion" of Pastafarianism, says he was told that motor vehicle policy prohibited the wearing of head coverings in license photos excepting those worn for religious reasons.
"I take it as seriously as anybody else when it comes to religious beliefs," he later told NJ.com. Speaking with GallowayPatch, Williams added: "As a Pastafarian, I believe the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. The strainer is a showing of my devoutness to the religion."
(You can buy the gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster here.)