If you ordered a certificate in the last week it’s in one of these mailers that were sent out yesterday:
The response was more than I anticipated and the majority of newly minted Pastafarian ministers live outside of the US which I did not expect.
There are at least 5 weddings planned in which a Pastafarian minister will officiate. I’ve gotten quite a few emails saying you are not allowed to do this. But like I’ve said, we maintain that our religion is as legitimate as any other. By all measures, our religion is more intellectually honest than any faith-based religion. If, when an ordained Pastafarian minister applies for a license to perform wedding in his or her region, the bureaucrat who processes those applications can reject it, if they wish. To date I’m not aware of that happening, but I realize there is some hoop-jumping required in certain areas. I am happy to write Letters of Good Standing or any other official documents that they may require.
To answer a question: I will make these as long as people want them and I am in the country. I move around a lot so if you would like one I’d recommend ordering it now.