Australian Pastafarian Lobby (APL) response to Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) response
to Kevin Rudd
Tuesday, 21st May, 2013
The APL would like to bring attention to an incorrect and misleading media release by the ACL – “Rudd’s change on marriage sets up a new stolen generation”. The ACL states that “All major Australian church denominations officially oppose same sex marriage and over 50 of Australia’s most prominent church and denominational leaders signed a statement against it in August 2011.”
Uniting Justice, the justice unit of the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia (the nation’s 3rd largest denomination, so unarguably a major denomination) states that they “believe that the Marriage Act in its current form continues to discriminate against same-sex couples by failing to allow them to validate their commitment to each other under our Commonwealth laws.”
APL Spokesman Ages Al Dente said “They are not alone in this stance. Pastafarianism is Australia’s fastest growing carbohydrate based church, and also believes the current form of the marriage act is discriminatory.”
“As the fourth I’d Really Rather You Didn’t states: I’d really rather you didn’t indulge in conduct that offends yourself, or your willing, consenting partner of legal age AND mental maturity. As for anyone who might object, I think the expression is “go fuck yourself,” unless they find that offensive in which case they can turn off the TV for once and go for a walk for a change” Mr Al Dente said.
The APL continues to support differences in preference, wheather they be tomato or cheese pasta sauces, or male or female companions.
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For a PDF of this media release click HERE
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:
Ages Al Dente, Spokesperson for the Australian Pastafarian Lobby