New Zealand stages first Pastafarian wedding on pirate boat

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And a mighty Ramen to that.

... The light-hearted Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has staged its first legally recognised wedding. ...

... New Zealand officials last month designated the religion as an officially-recognised faith, allowing Wellington-based Pastafarian Karen Martyn the legal right to conduct marriages.

She carried out her inaugural wedding as an ordained "ministeroni" on Saturday.

More weddings are planned, she said, including same-sex unions that were legalised in New Zealand in 2013. ...
New Zealand stages first Pastafarian wedding on pirate boat - BBC News
 
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On April 12th, Federal District Judge John Gerrard rulled that pastafarianism isn’t a religion protected by the First Amendment.
 

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On April 12th, Federal District Judge John Gerrard rulled that pastafarianism isn’t a religion protected by the First Amendment.
See, New Zealand protects religious rights far better than the US does.
 
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See, New Zealand protects religious rights far better than the US does.
See, the Constitution, especially the First Amendment, and the men who wrote and ratified it were hostile to all non-Protestant religions. Reconcile that.
 

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See, the Constitution, especially the First Amendment, and the men who wrote and ratified it were hostile to all non-Protestant religions. Reconcile that.
Yes, the FFs were religious bigots.
 
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So can a Pastafarian Ministreroni be forced to conduct a macaronial ceremony, for two people who don't believe that "the sauce goes on the pasta", that a pasta on pasta relationship or a red sauce on alfredo sauce union, isn't something that the FSM would approve of.....
 
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On April 12th, Federal District Judge John Gerrard rulled that pastafarianism isn’t a religion protected by the First Amendment.
Obviously he should be removed from the bench, for putting his own superstitious nonsense ahead of the constitution...

Next thing you know, the IRS will be trying to say what constitutes a legitimate social welfare concern...