Christopher Schaeffer, a member of the "Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster," was sworn in as a member of the Pomfret Town Council in New York wearing a colander, the Observer reported.
"It's just a statement about religious freedom," he told the Observer. "It's a religion without any dogma."
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was formed to poke fun at organized religion.
An atheist student group in Wisconsin petitioned the state to put a Flying Spaghetti Monster in the state Capitol along with other Christmas displays in December.
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