|Pastafarian Aaron Williams|
Aaron Williams told motor vehicle workers the strainer was a religious head covering and he had a right to wear it.
Williams said he's a Pastafarian.
Pastafarianism, or the Church of the Flying Spaghettic Monster, is a movement opposing teaching in schools of intelligent design and creationism. It's followers say they're dead serious but most bystanders say it's a satirical attack on more traditional religion.
Williams insists he's serious about the movement.
“I take it as seriously as anybody else when it comes to religious beliefs,” he said.
|Niko Alm of Austria, Pastafarian|
In Austria, self-described Pastafarian Niko Alm fought for three years for the right to wear a pasta strainer on his head in his driver's license photo.
He won his fight after officials performed a mental-health check.