Utah woman takes cues from Enid ‘Pastafarian,’ wears colander in driver’s license photo

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (KSTU) – A Utah woman says she is the fourth person in the country who was allowed to wear a colander in her driver’s license photo.

She says it’s all part of her religious freedom.

Earlier this year, an Enid woman was allowed to wear the cooking utensil in her driver’s license photo.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety’s rules, religious headpieces cannot cause shadows on your face and the photograph must present a clear view of your face.

Asia Carrera-Lemmon, whose name is Jessica Steinhauser, identifies herself as an atheist and a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, also called Pastafarianism.

Pastafarianism is a religion where there are “no strict rules and regulations, there are no rote rituals and prayers and other nonsense,” according to the church’s website.

“I needed to get a new photo and I saw that a woman in Oklahoma had done it and was like ‘Hey this is great. This is perfect. I’ll do this,’” Lemmon told a Utah news station.

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