Skip to comments.Pastafarians fight county commissioners for Holiday display
Posted on 12/14/2012 12:31:45 PM PST by Coleus
On Tuesday Nov. 27, the Chester County Pennsylvania Commissioners held their monthly “Sunshine Meeting.” During the “public comments” portion of the meeting, Pastafarian Minister Tracy McPherson requested a space on the county courthouse lawn next to the Jesus crèche, Hanukkah menorah, Christmas Tree, and Santa for a Pastafarian Tree representing the winter Pastafarian holiday of Holiday.
McPherson made a point to inform the county commissioners that she and other local Pastafarians take their religious beliefs very seriously. Commissioner Terence Farrell (R), asked McPherson about the numbers and meeting places of her group even though none of that is relevant considering the fact that the government cannot elevate one religion over another regardless of the size or meeting places of those religions.
Still, Farrell was answered respectfully by McPherson:
“As pastor of the Evangelical Pastafarian Church, I lead my congregation through this time. Our church has more than 10,000 members, many of them local; the wider Pastafarian church has a membership in the millions. It would be meaningful to our congregation to see our faith recognized on public property at the Chester County Courthouse in the same way that the Christian and Jewish religions are currently acknowledged.”
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I think everyone knows someone in their 30s/40s who has a 12 year old's sense of humor.
The kind of person who cannot believe how incredibly clever he is, while everyone else around him cannot believe that he actually thinks he's clever.
what a bunch of freaks.
Well at least they have more credibility than the Kwanzaa kooks.
May you be touched by His Noodly Apppendage!
Not at all. At least Kwanzaa purports itself to be a legitimate holiday/belief system, even if it is a bunch of hokum. These guys are only making a pretense to being a “religion” in order to force the government to concede to what they want. Their only purpose is the mockery of religion, and everyone knows it.
I have yet to meet another black person who actually celebrates or observes Kwanzaa. It seems to be what white, female school teachers do in the classroom to “celebrate diversity”.