Flying Spaghetti Monster Worshipper Denied Right To Worship

Flying Spaghetti Monster

A Nebraska judge has denied a prisoner’s lawsuit that claimed he was denied his right to worship his “God”, the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The defendant also claims he faced discrimination for his faith and was mocked for his beliefs.

According to ABC:

Stephen Cavanaugh sued the Department of Correctional Services and penitentiary officials in 2014 seeking $5 million and a court order mandating that inmates who practice FSMism receive the same rights and privileges as inmates who practice other religions.

U.S. District Judge John Gerrard dismissed the lawsuit on Tuesday. He said in his ruling that “FSMism” is not a religion as outlined by federal law, but “a parody intended to advance an argument about science, the evolution of life and the place of religion in public education.”

Gerrard said those issues are important and that FSMism contains a serious argument, “but that does not mean that the trappings of the satire used to make that argument are entitled to protection as a ‘religion,'” the Lincoln Journal Star ( ) reported.

He also said Cavanaugh, 24, didn’t sufficiently back up claims that he had been prevented from exercising his religion while serving time in the Nebraska State Penitentiary on assault and weapons charges.

Cavanaugh claimed prison staff discriminated against him by refusing to allow him to meet for worship services and classes, to wear religious clothing and pendants and to receive communion. He said staff mocked and insulted his faith.

Gerrard determined that prison staff considered Cavanaugh’s request in good faith “and concluded, reasonably, that FSMism was satirical and required no accommodation.”

“This case is difficult because FSMism, as a parody, is designed to look very much like a religion,” he said.

  • spaghetti and meatballs

    question: does he actually worship the spaghetti>? Or rather does he prefer too bow down too the meatballs? during communion does he eat bread?. or slurp a spaghetti noodle? Is his god whole wheat? or white pasta? Hmmm does he come back as a pasta in some Italian restaurant? or, is he more common in some poor mans kitchen,. HMM makes me want some spaghetti lolololol. with cheese of course. personally i think his brain is like spaghetti after reading this, after rotting on the kitchen table for a few days lol, if it had been me their in prison with him i would ordered spaghetti with meatballs and ate it slowly in front of him while smacking.

  • Kenneth Hummer

    in all actuality the “flying spaghetti monster” most likely comes from a mis-guided belief in Cthulu a creation from the mind of H.P. Lovecraft

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