Student punished for spaghetti beliefs
A student has been suspended from school in America for coming to class dressed as a pirate.
But the disciplinary action has provoked controversy - because the student says that the ban violates his rights, as the pirate costume is part of his religion.
Bryan Killian says that he follows the Pastafarian religion, and that as a crucial part of his faith, he must wear 'full pirate regalia' as prescribed in the holy texts of Pastafarianism.
The school, however, say that his pirate garb was disruptive.
Pastafarians follow the Flying Spaghetti Monster (pictured), and believe that the world was created by the touch of his noodly appendage. Furthermore, they acknowledge pirates as being 'absolute divine beings', and stress that the worldwide decline in the number of pirates has directly led to global warming.
Were his rights violated?
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Answer by IhartU at 7:30 PM on Sep. 30, 2009
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