Sunday, 25th October 2015
Pastafarians across the nation are choking on their noodles, after The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Australia’s (CFSMA) application for incorporation as a non-for-profit organisation status was rejected by the Commissioner for Corporate Affairs. The Commissioner rejected the application on the outrageous grounds that, in their opinion, the CFSMA was not formed for a religious purpose.
CFSMA has appealed this wildly discriminatory decision. “The grounds for appeal be simple,” said Australian Pastafarian Lobby (APL) spokespirate Cap’n Cannonballs Pasta. “How can ye be provin’ whether anyone’s faith is genuine or not?”
The CFSMA is now calling for all pasta sauce lovin’ Pastafarians in the country to sign and send in statutory declarations stating that their belief in a giant floating pasta-based lifeform is 100% genuine. The Church plans to use these statements as evidence in their appeal.
“It’s high time that Australian Pastafarians stood up for their right to have their religion recognised the same as them other, non-pasta-based religions,” said Cap’n Pasta.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a religion based on two principles: belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and a love of carbohydrates in all their forms. In recent years, the Church has had success in gaining recognition from governments across the globe, especially in rights to equal treatment with other religions.
Those who have been touched by his noodly appendages down under can send their statutory declarations to PO Box 520, Stirling, South Australia, 5152.
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For a PDF version of this media release click HERE
Pastafarian can use this pre-prepared STAT DEC to show their support for the CFSMA
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.
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Cap’n Cannonballs Pasta, Spokespirate for the Australian Pastafarian Lobby