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APL campaign for Pastafarian choice in 2016 census

Australian Pastafarian Lobby campaign for Pastafarian choice in 2016 census

Wednesday, 15th May, 2013

The Australian Pastafarian Lobby (APL) is concerned that its members are denied the right to identify themselves as Pastafarian in the Australian census conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which is discriminatory against the Pastafarian minority.

APL spokesperson Henry Morgan said “With millions, if not hundreds, of devout worshippers in Australia, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents – mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs.”

The APL is organising its census campaign through its website at

“Have you been touched by His Noodly Appendage? Well its time to stand up and be counted me heartys – lets honour His Noodlyness the Flying Spaghetti Monster and join the campaign of the Australian Pastafarian Lobby to get Pastafarianism as a choice of religion in the 2016 Australian census”, Morgan said.

“Set yer sails for th’ on-line petition and be blessed with pasta made with th’ oil of 72 virgin olives”, he said.

The Australian Pastafarian Lobby looks forward to the support of other major monotheistic religions, which are acknowledged as equally as valid as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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About the Australian Pastafarian Lobby
The vision of the APL is to see Pastafarian principles and ethics accepted and influencing the way we are governed, do business, and relate to each other as a community.

For Further Media Information Contact :
Cap’n Cannonballs Pasta, Spokesperson for the Australian Pastafarian Lobby