Pastafarian minister sworn into office

Published January 6th, 2014 by Bobby Henderson


Encouraging news, reported by The Observer out of Dunkirk, New York:

A unique style of headwear was present during newly-seated Pomfret Town Council member Christopher Schaeffer’s oath of office Thursday afternoon, but it wasn’t intended to keep his head warm.

Schaeffer wore a colander (a strainer typically used to drain water from spaghetti) while Town Clerk Allison Dispense administered the oath of office to him before the board’s reorganizational meeting. When the OBSERVER asked afterward why he wore a colander on his head, Schaeffer said he was a minister with an even more unique organization – the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

This may be the first openly Pastafarian sworn into office. For sure, the first to be sworn in wearing a colander.

I imagine Council member Schaeffer is getting a lot of heat because of the news coverage. Some people will see it as obnoxious or a sign that he’s not taking the oath of office seriously. But I am completely confident that Schaeffer will distinguish himself as a Council member of the highest caliber.

Scaeffer’s statement at the end of the article says it all:

“Mostly, I’m just looking forward to making sure that the town is run smoothly and we meet the needs of all of our citizens,” he said. “If anybody ever has any concerns or questions, I hope they contact me, because I want to make sure that everyone is represented.”

You can read the article here at the Observer.

168 Responses to “Pastafarian minister sworn into office”

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  1. Pastafarian Lover Kony 2012 says:

    See look the flying spaghetti monster has brought us all together like this. I put all of my undying faith in him.

  2. Satan says:

    All hail to PL420; a new prophet knows all and can save the World.

  3. wtf says:

    wtf is this its so not real this is cray cray

    • theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

      It’s a religion! What do you expect?? Give us a sensible one.

  4. bob says:

    what’s “cray cray” is your atrocious spelling and the fact writing it like that takes longer than “crazy.”

  5. Larry Trushenski says:

    hey….i’m a free thinker…in fact i’ve been offered money to think and turned it down…i’ve got a 178 hole colander..clear and free…..i want in baby..

  6. keith says:


  7. keith says:

    If you don’t spell SURFiNG with a lower case I you have disgraced his name and will be doomed to be a coffee bean for all eternity

  8. keith says:

    or you can say surfIng but the I has to be capitalized while ALL other letters are lower case. writing it in all lower case letters is an even greater sin. YOU WILL ALL BE DAMNED FOR ALL ETERNITY!!!!!!

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