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No joke: Woman wears spaghetti strainer in driver’s license photo

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(KFOR photo)

(KFOR photo)

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.

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3 comments

  • Modest Prude

    so, this gal can wear a collander on her head but the transgender kid who went in wearing makeup (because he ALWAYS wears makeup) is made to remove it? in a sense, his wearing of make up is his religious belief because if a woman can claim being a pastafarian is her religious belief, a transgender can claim being a transgender is his or her religious belief.
    and this is coming from one who calls herself ModestPrude! I don’t agree with transgenders, but do support their right to wear their makeup if that is what they want.

  • sean lancaster

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster is real. I’ve tried to find the evidence that FSM is not real and it does not exist. Look at the world around you and it’s pretty clear that FSM made it, too. Thankfully, FSM inspired Bobby Henderson to write that initial evidence of the existence of FSM. Bobby Henderson is sort of like Moses or Adam or something, I bet, except that we know Bobby Henderson is real, so he has more credence, obviously.