Right now, as a lesbian in California, it’s hard not to feel religiously persecuted, or at least persecuted by religion.
After all, the group working hardest to repeal the marriage rights of same-sex couples in California is the Mormon Church.
Hello? Are religious extremists that work to remove the government-granted rights of individuals now tolerated in California? Isn’t this part of what we supposedly oppose, as a nation, all over the world?
One of my favorite responses to religious involvement in government, born in response to the idea of teaching “intelligent design” in public schools, is the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Followers of the FSM call themselves Pastafarians, and before you dismiss them as pure silliness, check out this story in the Arkansas Times about how they recently stood up, in protest, to one of Rev. Phelp’s deplorable demonstrations.
Rock on, Pastafarians!