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By The Associated Press
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

WEST CHESTER — A group known as Pastafarians wants its religion represented in an annual holiday display near Philadelphia.

Members of the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster asked Chester County commissioners Tuesday to exhibit their pasta-decorated tree.

If approved, the offering would join the county's winter display of a menorah and nativity scene on the courthouse lawn in West Chester.

Pastafarian minister Tracy McPherson says she'd like her faith to be recognized in the same way as Christianity and Judaism. The group has also challenged displays in other states.

The Daily Local News reports commissioners plan to discuss the matter with the county attorney.

Commissioners have denied similar requests from an atheist group to place a “Tree of Knowledge” in the display.

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