In a startling turn of events, North Carolina legislators have handed down a law making it mandatory for all public schools to teach students about the Flying Spaghetti Monster alongside evolution. The law was proposed by Republican legislator Mike Nudell and passed with a majority vote.
“This is a great day for the children of the state of North Carolina,” explains Nudell. “No longer will they be force fed science and reason, they will now learn both sides of this debate.”
Some are critical of the move however, like Democrat Bill Pausta “This is ridiculous. While I am all about freedom of religion, this flying spaghetti monster business is a little silly. A little fusilli if you ask me.”
The new law will go into effect at the beginning of the new school year in the fall of 2014.
“We are very excited about this” said Marsha Bedwin, mother of 7th grader Dustin, “our son has never done very well in science and biology and we think this may give him a good chance at a better grade.”
In a strange twist of fate, both creationists and scientists are teaming up to oppose the law.