Everyone congratulate Björn Oback on his New Zealand citizenship.
During his ceremony today, he became the first person to swear his oath with a colander on his head and his hand on a newly published Pastafarian holy book.
Thomas Manch of Stuff.co.nz has the story:
Björn Oback had the customary blue colander strapped to his head, and “Map of Treasures” in his hand at a citizenship ceremony held at Hamilton Gardens on Friday.
A member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, he is the first to swear an oath of affirmation on the church’s official holy text — the first edition printed this week for the occasion.
Now that’s how you become a citizen.
It’s also not the first time the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has made its presence known in the nation. Just last year, we also saw the first-ever Pastafarian wedding.
I hope Oback had a nice Ramen dinner to celebrate.
(Thanks to Dave for the link)