The BBC news website reported that an Austrian atheist cab driver has won the right to wear a pasta strainer on his head in his driver’s license photo because it is “religious headgear.”
The license took three years to come through, but it has been officially ruled that, as a practicing Pastafarian, Niko Alm is allowed to wear the strainer on his head in the photo.
Though technically an atheist, Mr Alm claims membership to the US-based Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The church’s only dogma is “the rejection of dogma.”
Score one for freedom of expression!