It’s done: Pastafarians are now allowed to perform gay marriages from a legal stance in New Zeeland. For those of you who don’t know, the Flying Spaghetti Monster Church is a modern day religion whose adepts are being called Pastafarians and they worship a meatball-spaghetti monster for a God.
Also, they specify that after you die you may end up in heaven (which has a beer volcano and a stripper factory. Hell is pretty much the same, the only difference is that the beer is staled and the strippers come with sexually transmitted diseases. It is actually a satirical atheist movement started by Bobby Henderson in 2005, when he wrote a letter to Kansas Board of Education, whose plans were to introduce the study of the intelligent design in biology classes. About one year after his letter he had already received thousands of letters from a lot of people, 95% of them containing supportive thoughts, while the rest were informing him that we will go to hell. Soon, his “religion” became an internet phenomenon and even Henderson said that the success of the movement amazed him. Actually, its members began requesting the same social and legal benefits that every other religious proponent has. Thus, in 2011, Niko Alm got his driver’s license and he obtained the legal right to take a picture of himself wearing a colander. “My headwear has now been recognized by the Republic of Austria” he said at the time.
Now, it is time for another change. The Flying Spaghetti Monster Church has received the legal permit to perform same-sex marriages and it is great news especially since New Zeeland only legalized same-sex marriages in 2013.