A rainbow-colored pole with a disco ball on top has been cleared for display this holiday season in the Florida state Capitol rotunda. As a legal Pastafarian minister, and all around funny guy, I find this FUCKING-HILARIOUS.
The Florida Capitol rotunda this Christmas season will be home to a Gay Pride Festivus pole made from beer cans, a 9-foot-tall menorah and maybe even a homage to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. “This display will communicate and represent the belief systems of atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, and other irreligious citizens of the state of Florida,” the application for the Flying Spaghetti Monster display says. It is “intended to inspire a sense of community and belonging for all those who view it.”
“Let this saga be a lesson to government officials who want to promote religion in public buildings. It’s just not worth the trouble,” the group wrote. “There are plenty of private spaces where religious symbols can be displayed. Government buildings should focus on government business – and that should never include promoting religion.”