Spaghetti injunction: Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules
Source: The Guardian
By Jon Henley
The Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the right to wear a colander on her head in her passport and driving licence photo.
Mienke de Wilde is now considering taking her case to the European court of human rights.
The Netherlands’ highest court said de Wilde, a law student from Nijmegen, could not be exempted on religious grounds from a ban on headwear in official identity photographs, because Pastfarianism was essentially a satire and not a serious faith.