Apparantly a student was punished for following Pastafarianism in North Carolina, in a case I honestly believe should go all the way to the Supreme Court if it needs to.
Ursula Vernon recently mentioned that this article is a strong part of the basis for the myth of the Black Mother and the Good Man in Digger (which if you aren’t reading, you should. Pony up the $3 for the archive, you won’t regret it.) The fact that these children are developing their own religion on the fly is fascinating enough, but to see the darkness inherent in it really says a lot about where we’ve left our homeless families — and what we think of ourselves as a people. There’s still hope, but we have so much work to do.