Oh noes! Teh religious persecutions!!1
Student punished for spaghetti beliefs
A student has been suspended from school in America for coming to class dressed as a pirate. But the disciplinary action has provoked controversy – because the student says that the ban violates his rights, as the pirate costume is part of his religion. Bryan Killian says that he follows the Pastafarian religion, and that as a crucial part of his faith, he must wear 'full pirate regalia' as prescribed in the holy texts of Pastafarianism.I think this is the first time in the history of the internets that linking an article doesn't really do it justice, so take a moment and enjoy the pictures and serious tone of TFA, which dryly ends with this: "The school, in North Buncombe, North Carolina, remains adamant that their decision to suspend Killian for a day has nothing to do with his
religion, and quite a lot to do with his repeated refusal to heed warnings against wearing pirate outfits."