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religious discrimination

Published December 17th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson

I am a very loyal follower to the FSM and a very peaceful pastafarian. However, something has made me quite upset lately. I was telling my classmates about Him and all of His wonderful doings while of course while wearing my eye patch and a pirates jacket. You know the basics. I was doing this because of my religious beliefs, as that’s what the FSM wishes we do. You know of course that pirate garb is not an option. I was just about done when my teacher calls from her desk if my eye patch is a medical thing. I, being loyal stated that it was for my religious beliefs and it’s not an option for me. She again tells me to take it off and I again explain it to her. Then she says if I refuse once more then she would send me to the principles office. I was enraged! The school policy says that the school can’t do anything about religious beliefs or go between them. I couldn’t go to the principles office because he would call my mom and explain it. She hates Pastafarians like me. Instead of speaking out against my teacher, I grabbed my gospel of the FSM and went over and showed her how this is actually true. She took it as a joke and took my eye patch. That is the same as taking a Christians cross.

This needs to be addressed. People are unaware that we are a serious religion and take it as a joke.

I am asking you to help me get FSMism recognized in my Middle school. I don’t necessarily need a class, although that would be nice. Maybe just a FSM awareness lecture. -Jeffrey

I suggest a well-reasoned letter to the teacher, principal, superintendent, and your local ACLU. Explain that it’s not your intention to make a scene, only to carry out your constitutionally-guaranteed religious rights in a non-disruptive manner. Perhaps suggest that other religious tokens be banned as well, Christian crosses, Jewish yarmulkes, etc.



99 Responses to “religious discrimination”

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  1. Jingles says:

    How dare they!
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    They disrespect the pirate code. If the logical, polite letter fails, buy yourself some PVC pipe, browse the net for the instructions to make a spud gun, make one, paint it black, and cover your school with ballistic spaghetti from your newfound righteous cannon.
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    Or just threaten to sue. They’ll leave you alone after that.

  2. Wench Nikkiee says:

    ‘Perhaps suggest that other religious tokens be banned as well, Christian crosses, Jewish yarmulkes, etc.’
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    Definately. I find the hypocrisy of these bloody tunnel visioned nazis just overwhelming.
    Recruit as many others at your school to Pastafarianism as possible. Writing a letter is an excellent idea. Though I don’t know how that works out, as far as getting your Mum involved goes.
    RAmen and good luck.

  3. Booty says:

    Thirded.
    How outrageous!
    Good for you for standing up for your beliefs.
    I hope they see the error of their ways – we are all behind you.
    If you want us to sign a petition I for one would be willing. :)

  4. One Eyed Jack says:

    I am more than a little bit offended at this. It just smacks of two-eyed favoritism! Where is this school? M’thinks this pirate need make a visit.
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    So long as you confine your prostletizing to non-classroom hours, I see no basis for the school preventing you from wearing a coat and eye patch.
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    Stay strong in your faith!
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    Solidarity brother! Solidarity!
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    OEJ

  5. daqq says:

    Blasphemy! How dare they!

    Either ban ALL religious items(crosses, the things muslims wear and force their women to wear, eyepatches) or allow them…

    ARGHH!

  6. AloneWithTheGospel says:

    Outragious! Discracful! Pathetic!

    That is the smae thing that happened to me! I wore an eye-patch to school and they made me take it off…it was so painful.

    I too suggest writing a *very* lengthy letter to the school board. And, after you sue, feel free to celebrate Fridays of-school! Sadly, school boards deny celebration of Friday as a religous holiday. So, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go write a lengthy letter myself.

    Ciao,
    AWTG

  7. Jeff says:

    Thank you for all of the ideas, im off to write a lengthy letter to either have our religeous items accepted, or have them all banned.

  8. Fr. Corpus Callosum says:

    That teacher is gonna be very sorry whe she has to go to the boring christian heaven and we get to laugh at her from our stripper factory.

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