Willamette Live has just published an interesting article about our church. An excerpt:
Move over Intelligent Designers, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is vying for attention in our public school classrooms.
Existing in secrecy for hundreds of years, the church received mainstream attention with the publication of an open letter to the Kansas School Board in May 2005 when it considered whether to allow the teaching of Intelligent Design in its public schools. In recent years, many Christians have pushed for the teaching of Intelligent Design alongside evolutionary theory in science courses. Intelligent Design is reputed to be based on science and is the theory that the world is so complex it must have been created by an intelligent being.
Originally from Oregon but now living in Arizona, Bobby Henderson, a 26-year-old with a physics degree and no job, wrote and posted the letter online on behalf of Pastafarians, those who believe that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is that intelligent being.