Commissioners Say No to Flying Spaghetti Monster

By Pete Kennedy, Malvern Patch, 12/10/12

The commissioners did not vote to allow a “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster” display on county property.

In case you missed it: At the Nov. 29 meeting of the Chester County Commissioners, representatives of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster were told that they could not erect a holiday display outside the county courthouse.

Thornbury resident Tracy McPherson spoke on behalf of what she estimated to be about 100 local “Pastafarians” who wished to erect a display on county property alongside the menorah and nativity scene already there.

Though the Pastafarian religion is widely viewed as satire created in response to the teaching of creationism in schools, McPherson did not indicate she shared that view. She maintained a serious demeanor, quoting scripture and expressing sincere reverence to her deity and “his noodly appendages.”

She asked that the board rescind Resolution 58-10, which in 2010 gave the county sole discretion in deciding what displays are allowed. …

continue reading at Malvern Patch. See also the video “Pastafarians demand equal rights, shocking County Commissioners” on YouTube.

image from “Flying Spaghetti Monster” in Wikipedia:

330px-Touched_by_His_Noodly_AppendageTouched by His Noodly Appendage, a parody of The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, is an iconic image of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Arne Niklas Jansson.

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