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‘Pastafarian’ pastor leads opening prayer before Alaska government meeting
Fox News ^ | 09/19/2019 | Bradford Betz

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2disgusting4words; 2insulting4words; alaska; antichristian; antitheist; bigot; fletcher; mockery; pastafarian; spaghetti
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1 posted on 09/19/2019 2:12:22 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG
What an old jackass. It's been done before—not funny. Recycled Henny Youngman jokes would be funnier.
 
2 posted on 09/19/2019 2:16:12 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (In Italia i fascisti si dividono in due categorie : i fascisti e gli antifascisti. -- Ennio Flaiano)
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To: DFG

God exists - you’re not Him.


3 posted on 09/19/2019 2:16:29 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: DFG

Better a Pastafarian than a Muslim.


4 posted on 09/19/2019 2:18:00 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: DFG

Feel the power of starch!
May his noodly appendage be upon you.


5 posted on 09/19/2019 2:19:27 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.”


6 posted on 09/19/2019 2:22:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: dfwgator

Next up.

A Kwanzaa prayer.


7 posted on 09/19/2019 2:25:13 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


8 posted on 09/19/2019 2:26:58 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: DFG

Is the government insane?

No need to answer, it’s obvious.


9 posted on 09/19/2019 2:33:22 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: DFG

Please tell me this is satire.


10 posted on 09/19/2019 2:34:47 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude
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.

11 posted on 09/19/2019 2:37:53 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels."--Tom Waits)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

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.


12 posted on 09/19/2019 2:40:53 PM PDT by RatRipper
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13 posted on 09/19/2019 2:44:14 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again. Bring back ASA.)
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To: DFG

Can’t tell if it’s shirt is lavender or pink.

Either would suit.

Sick M.F.


14 posted on 09/19/2019 3:06:31 PM PDT by lightman (Byzantine Troparia: The "praise choruses" of antiquity.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

+1

That’s the sort of s#!t that will happen if we get audible prayers returned to public schools.


15 posted on 09/19/2019 3:08:33 PM PDT by lightman (Byzantine Troparia: The "praise choruses" of antiquity.)
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To: DFG

Mocking God is never a good idea


16 posted on 09/19/2019 3:08:46 PM PDT by Chauncey Gardiner
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Us sane and decent folk need a country of our own where we don’t have to put with this kind of asininery.


17 posted on 09/19/2019 3:08:53 PM PDT by softengine
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

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.


18 posted on 09/19/2019 3:18:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: DFG

I’m beginning to understand the Spanish Inquisition a little better now. This guy wouldn’t expect that.


19 posted on 09/19/2019 3:19:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Chauncey Gardiner

When the next earthquake comes they’ll know who’s “Boss”.


20 posted on 09/19/2019 3:19:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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