Pastafarians Arrested in Russia

Russia’s authoritarian ways aren’t just affecting the LGBT community, it seems. A group of pastafarians were arrested by riot police recently for holding an “unapproved rally” in Moscow. And of course, the Russian Orthodox Church was involved in the whole thing.

Moscow police told RIA Novosti that eight Pastafarians were detained for “attempting to hold an unsanctioned rally” in the city.

Followers of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster planned to hold a “pasta procession” in Moscow and St. Petersburg to honor the birthday of Robert De Niro, who once played a character named Noodle in the movie Once Upon A Time in America.

The “pasta procession” in Moscow was disrupted by the Orthodox activist group Bozhaya Volya, or God’s Will, who sprayed ketchup on a march participants. The Orthodox group has held demonstrations against homosexuality, the punk rock group Pussy Riot, and the Darwin natural history museum.

Moscow police dispersed the marchers, claiming the procession was not sanctioned by authorities.

“We were detained for simply walking,” one Pastafarian wrote on a social networking website. “In particular, I was taken in for a sieve on my head.”

Here’s a video:

8 comments on this post.
  1. Robert B.:

    They were detained for making religion look silly. Only the church is allowed to do that, and no one is allowed to admit what they’re doing.

  2. Ellie:

    How soon will Bryan Fischer do a broadcast on how great this is and why can’t we do it here in the United States?

  3. Doug Little:

    They were sprayed with ketchup. Is this from the onion website or something?

  4. sc_770d159609e0f8deaa72849e3731a29d:

    The “pasta procession” in Moscow was disrupted by the Orthodox activist group Bozhaya Volya, or God’s Will, who sprayed ketchup on a march

    What, no grated cheese?

  5. Ace of Sevens:

    That’s because Pastafarians regard ketchup as a sacrilegious bastardization of marinara. It’s like throwing pig’s blood on a Muslim Carrie White.

  6. anubisprime:

    @ OP

    And of course, the Russian Orthodox Church was involved in the whole thing.

    What you mean involved ? …they ARE the fucking puppet masters since well before the ‘Pussy Riot’ fiasco and the LGBT ‘laws’

    Putin is just their bitch…

  7. Sastra:

    That’s because Pastafarians regard ketchup as a sacrilegious bastardization of marinara. It’s like throwing pig’s blood on a Muslim Carrie White.

    Ah, but throwing ketchup on a Pastafrian march — well, now, it just might turn out that noodly holy revelations will reveal that this makes the march theologically perfect. And it negates all the rituals of the the Russian Orthodox Church and takes their sacred booty for Pastafarianism! Arrrgghhh.

    If you know you’re making it up it gives you a certain power over those who don’t.

  8. Gretchen:

    If you know you’re making it up it gives you a certain power over those who don’t.

    I am grievously, mortally offended by the sacrilege of people sending large amounts of cash to my Paypal account.

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