It looks like the Polk County School Board has noticed us. Or at least the local newspaper.
The Ledger has published an article about our movement titled “Satirical Monsters More Competition for Darwin”.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster has stretched its noodles to Polk County.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster, or FSM, is a satirical group that pokes fun at intelligent design. It first emerged in 2005 during the debate in Kansas over whether the belief should be taught in science classes.
The group has sent dozens of e-mails to Polk County School Board members demanding that the idea of a Flying Spaghetti Monster creating the world receive classroom equal time with other views. The e-mail campaign began after four of seven board members said in November that they supported teaching intelligent design in addition to evolution.
I don’t like it when they refer to our beliefs as being “satirical”, but if that’s the context they have to use to get the story out, then so be it.
So it looks like our campaign is working. Well done.