A Pastafarian hilariously trolled a town council meeting. The stakes are profoundly serious.

By Ian Millhiser Last Tuesday, Barrett Fletcher, the “founding pastor of the First Lower Peninsula Congregation of Pastafarians,” placed a pasta strainer on his head and opened an Alaskan local government meeting with a prayer. “I’m called to invoke the power of the true creator of the universe, the drunken tolerator of all lesser and more …