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Fact or Fiction: Colander-wearing pastor gives opening prayer?

Posted at 1:45 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 16:45:59-04

(KGTV) - Did a colander-wearing "Pastafarian" really give the opening prayer at a government meeting in Alaska?


Pastafarian pastor Barrett Fletcher delivered the invocation before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last Tuesday.

Pastafarians promote a light-hearted view of religion and oppose the teaching of creationism.

Last October, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that invocations before government meetings couldn't be limited to official organizations.

Since then, a satanist and now a pastafarian have been given the honor.