Spaghetti Strainer as Cowboy Hat?
By LASIS Staff
In April, LASIS reported the story of an Ohioan who refused to take a pasta strainer off his head when taking his DMV photo. He was a Pastafarian, and doing so, he said, would have been violated his First Amendment rights as a Pastafarian. No dice. The headgear had to be removed.
So it surprised us to learn that a DMV permitted a Pastafarian to leave a spaghetti strainer on as headwear for his official photo in — of all places — Texas, a state not known as a bastion of tolerance.