Skip to comments.‘Pastafarian’ pastor leads opening prayer before Alaska government meeting
Posted on 09/19/2019 2:12:22 PM PDT by DFG
A Pastafarian pastor on Tuesday gave an opening prayer on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster before a local government meeting in Alaska while wearing a colander on his head.
Barrett Fletcher, the pastor, noted the duties performed by the members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in his message, adding a few of them "seem to feel they can't do the work without being overseen by a higher authority.
"So, I'm called to invoke the power of the true inebriated creator of the universe, the drunken tolerator (sic) of the all lesser and more recent gods, and maintainer of gravity here on earth. May the great Flying Spaghetti Monster rouse himself from his stupor and let his noodly appendages ground each assembly member in their seats," Fletcher reportedly said.
The Pastafarian invocation is the latest episode in a bizarre saga that stems from a state supreme court ruling allowing fringe religions to participate.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
God exists - youre not Him.
Better a Pastafarian than a Muslim.
Feel the power of starch!
May his noodly appendage be upon you.
I would have preferred the folks you celebrate Festivus....
“I got a lot of problems with you people and now you’re gonna hear about it.”
A Kwanzaa prayer.
Or Clark Griswold......
O God, ease our suffering in this, our moment of great despair. Yea, admit this kind and decent woman into thy arms of thine heavenly area, up there. And Moab, he lay us upon the band of the Canaanites, and yea, though the Hindus speak of karma, I implore you: give her a break.
Is the government insane?
No need to answer, it’s obvious.
Please tell me this is satire.
Nope. This is just what happens when you want religious observance in the public space, but aren't allowed to prefer any one over any other on first amendment establishment grounds.
A feeble, low-rent attempt to mock He who will have the final say on his eternity. I would not want to change places with the guy who has the colander on his head.
Can’t tell if it’s shirt is lavender or pink.
Either would suit.
That’s the sort of s#!t that will happen if we get audible prayers returned to public schools.
Mocking God is never a good idea
Us sane and decent folk need a country of our own where we don’t have to put with this kind of asininery.
These assholes believe in no higher power than snark and spitting on Christians. They are bigots and nothing but. No religious belief except devout fundamentalist atheism.
I’m beginning to understand the Spanish Inquisition a little better now. This guy wouldn’t expect that.
When the next earthquake comes they’ll know who’s “Boss”.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.