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This Man Wants To Wear A Colander On His Driving License Because It's "Religious Headgear"

Ian Harris is making a very specific protest.

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Here is the passport photo Ian Harris, 51, from Brighton, submitted to the Driving Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA) to put on his licence earlier this year.

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The DVLA rejected it.

But why did he want that picture?
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But why did he want that picture?

Well, it's because it's a piece of religious headgear.

Headgear, you see, is not generally acceptable on DVLA photos, but the turban and the hijab are both allowed.Harris is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. If you've somehow missed this religion, it basically exists to protest the teaching of Creationism in schools. Pastafarians, of which Ian is one, say, "there are no strict rules and regulations, there are no rote rituals and prayers and other nonsense. Every member has a say in what this church is and what it becomes."Ian told the Mirror: "I'm fighting for the right to have my religious headgear shown on my photo. I don't understand the DVLA should be able to discriminate whether my religion is valid. I have a spiritual connection with the Flying Spaghetti Monster, until they have brain probes how are they going to say I don't."Harris has been rejected once by the DVLA, but he's going to have another go.
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Headgear, you see, is not generally acceptable on DVLA photos, but the turban and the hijab are both allowed.

Harris is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. If you've somehow missed this religion, it basically exists to protest the teaching of Creationism in schools. Pastafarians, of which Ian is one, say, "there are no strict rules and regulations, there are no rote rituals and prayers and other nonsense. Every member has a say in what this church is and what it becomes."

Ian told the Mirror: "I'm fighting for the right to have my religious headgear shown on my photo. I don't understand the DVLA should be able to discriminate whether my religion is valid. I have a spiritual connection with the Flying Spaghetti Monster, until they have brain probes how are they going to say I don't."

Harris has been rejected once by the DVLA, but he's going to have another go.

Last year, a man was seen walking around Aldershot with a colander on his head.

Spotted in trend setting Aldershot yesterday. The colander hat!Do you think it will catch on?#coolChristmasPrezzie

It may be a sign that the religion is taking over the South of England. Or it might just've been some guy who wanted to walk around with a colander on his head.

Right, so that's that. Now: full disclosure.

Harris is also the lead singer in a band called the Iron Boot Scrapers.

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They are, in this reporter's view, awesome.

So awesome that he may even have hired them for an event once.

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Honestly, they may not look like they rock hard, plus the audio's a bit tinny on these videos, but they blew the roof off the place.