Tuesday, 3rd June 2014
The Australian Pastafarian Lobby (APL) today has officially launched the campaign to have the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster officially recognised as a religion in Australia.
Poland has recently paved the way for Pastafarianism to become an officially-recognised religion, after a Warsaw court overturned a 2013 decision barring the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster from registering as a religion.
The decision has also been welcomed with Dolmio grins in Australia by the APL. “The tide be turnin’ against those who be tryin’ to deny our authenticity as a religion, says I,” APL spokespirate Cap’n Cannonballs Pasta said. “And we’re takin’ this opportunity to declare that we’ll now be pushing for the same religious equality in this kangaroo-infested land.”
Responding to Catholic Church criticism that the Polish court’s decision represents an anti-Catholic provocation, Cap’n Pasta said that, “This decision be about equality, not provocation! Everybody should be free to worship the religion they choose – whether it be one led by a white beardy man in the sky, or one led by a sentient levitating mass of carbohydrate-rich pasta. Religious equality is all we be wantin’!”
Those Pasta-worshippers interested in assisting the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Australia to attain religious status in Australia can pledge their support for the Church through the link below.
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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, Spokespirate for the Australian Pastafarian Lobby