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The Lansing capitol display looks great

Published December 26th, 2015 by Bobby Henderson

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Excellent — the Lansing State Journal made an article about the Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday display at the Michigan capitol grounds.

The tongue-in-cheek church — its pamphlet advertises “flimsy moral standards” and a “WAY better” heaven that includes a stripper factory and beer volcano — brought its monument to its creator to the statehouse on Friday. The monument shows a sort of blob of spaghetti with eyeballs on top and giant meatball orbs on either side.

You can read more of the Journal article here. There’s a video and some more photos as well.

The backstory is that Michigan lawmakers decided to open up the capitol lawn to everyone (as not to appear to promote Christian displays), and a number of religious groups (including us) jumped on the opportunity for outreach.

Huge thanks to Chris Beckstrom and the local Pastafarians for organizing the display and their evangelism efforts (not to mention Chris’s impressive accordion playing). No doubt passers-by were enchanted, maybe already considering converting to Pastafarianism.

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30 Responses to “The Lansing capitol display looks great”

  1. test says:

    Great article. I’m facing a few of these issues as well..

  2. tbsbet says:

    The backstory is that Michigan lawmakers decided to open up the capitol lawn to everyone (as not to appear to promote Christian displays), and a number of religious groups (including us) jumped on the opportunity for outreach.

  3. Excelsior says:

    tbsbet,
    If the lawmakers really want to be unbiased then they should stop giving the religious organizations “freedom from taxation”! Exempting them from taxation is a covert way to finance them!

  4. คาสิโนออนไลน์ says:

    right on, brother!

    • Rasputin says:

      Yes Excelsior, you’re right! (If you’re the real Excelsior.)

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  6. tbsbet says:

    Excellent — the Lansing State Journal made an article about the Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday display at the Michigan capitol grounds.

    • The Sauceror says:

      We should probably thank the FSM that both of the employees at The Lansing State Journal had nothing else to do that day.

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