OKLAHOMA — A woman says this is no joke.
She wore a colander in her driver’s license photo as a unique symbol of her freedom.
According to KFOR, Shawna Hammond said when she went to get her photo taken, she asked if she could wear her religious headwear and was told yes.
Hammond said she’s a Pastafarian.
“It came about in 2005. A man named Bobby Henderson wrote an open letter to the Kansas State Board of Education. It was actually about teaching creationism in school and he came up with the flying spaghetti monster and it had just as much merit,” Hammond said.
Hammond told KFOR she’s an Atheist and said no one should be forced into certain beliefs.
“I’m glad I was able to do it. It’s hard living as a non-religious person in Oklahoma. It felt good to be recognized that we can all coexist and have those equal rights,” she said.
Officials say they will do a thorough review of the picture to make sure it is following all the rules.