At about noon on Feb. 2, South Brunswick Police responded to the MVC facility on Route 130 in Dayton on reports that a man renewing his driver's license refused to remove the pasta strainer he was wearing on his head for his license photo, according to a police report.
Williams, 24, of Egg Harbor Township, said the strainer is a religious head covering and he had a right to wear it for the photo. Williams said he practices Pastafarianism, which was created in 2005 in response to a hearing in the Kansas State Board of Education on evolution versus intelligent design.
In 2011, an Austrian Pastafarian successfully challenged for the right to wear a pasta strainer on his head for his driver's license photo based on religious freedom.
By design, the only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the rejection of dogma.