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Officials Say No to Flying Spaghetti Monster

Chester County commissioners did not vote to allow a "Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster" display on county property.

WEST CHESTER–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."

Read the full story from Malvern Patch here.

 

Susan Sokoloski December 11, 2012 at 01:15 PM
These people have much too much free time on their hands...time which could be better served at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter. Merry Christmas everyone !
Atheist#666 December 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Say what you wish, they have the right to spend their time as they like, i'm also pretty certain you spend your time very charitably, i am personally an Atheist, not a Pastafarian, but our country disallows taking one religion over another and i will not stand for this, i was bought up to believe in our values and by (Insert deities name here) I will hold them, if the Pastafarians are not allowed to present theirs then i do not believe anyone else should, since this is favoritism of one religion over another which our dear constitution clearly does not allow under the first amendment, according to law, the Pastafarians should have the right to place whatever they were planning to place and if not then no one should, end off.

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