Weddings were recently legalized in New Zealand for members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. While this isn't really a negative action taken and isn't harmful to anyone, it is a mockery of marriage and of religion. Once a certain line is crossed, rules and laws will always be questioned and pushed to the limit. There are very few things left sacred or taken seriously anymore, and this is a perfect example of that.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has recently been approved to perform marriages. While some might say there is no issue with this, the federal approval that was granted provides an institution that holds fantastical beliefs with the ability to perform a sacred act. The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a joke, even to many of its own "believers."
What's good for the goose. Its a shame todays popular religions are so divisive and the crazies drown out the moderates so effectively. CFSM is a perfect blend of satire and irreverence, a light shone on the liberties religions claim they own, those who like to believe marriage began at the same time as their chosen religion.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster may be a parody religion but it is a religion none the less. They have just as much as any other religion in the world and they have followers, who although may not be believers, are followers all the same. So if it's permissible for marriages to happen in the name of God, Allah or any other major deity then you have to accept a marriage held by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Until one can religion can prove that their Lord is the one and only, or that their belief system is assuredly the correct one, then you have to accept the possibility that you may be wrong.
The wedding in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster does not seem to take the religious liberties too far. Marriage is a decision taken by two people, and those two people have every right to decide how they would like their marriage to be solemnised. Some people believe in marriage while some believe in living in and both are being accepted and acceptable today, hence who or how one conducts a wedding is simply a personal choice. A Wedding is not just a religious matter but a social involvement as well.
Pastafarianism is a valid religion just as all other religion are valid in society. Just because it was founded only a decade ago doesn't mean its more ridiculous than any other religion that is out there. If people want a pastafarian wedding then they should be allowed to have one even if they think that the notion of a flying spaghetti monster is ridiculous.
A wedding in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster may sound ridiculous to most but it doesn't take religious liberties too far. As long as an individual's beliefs do not actively seek to cause harm others, there is no reason to prevent them from practicing their religious beliefs. If a couple would like to be married they should be allowed to do so in any way they see fit and if that means a wedding in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or the Temple of Mashed Potatoes, then so be it. The way a couple celebrates their love should be up to them, as long as it doesn't impinge of the rights and freedoms of anyone else.