Pagan priest is granted the right to wear horns in state ID photo

A pagan priest has won the right to remain horny in Maine state ID photo.

Phelan MoonSong, 56, was told in August that the horns of the goat which he wears on his head — his “spiritual antenna” — should be removed for his state-issued id.

Citing religious freedom, the ‘ Priest of Pan,” who subscribes to an Earth-based spirituality called Neopaganism, successfully fought for his right to wear the horns after the telling of the Bangor Bureau of motor Vehicles (BMV) officials he was in contact with the American Civil Liberties Union.

ID arrived in the e-mail on Dec. 13 — but only after the pagan was to prove that the deep meaning of his horns.

“They told me I had to send in some documentation or religious text to see why it was necessary for me to put my horns on,” MoonSong said. “I said, ‘OK, I’ll go ahead and do that,’ but it seemed like a heavy requirement,” MoonSong told the Washington Post of his interaction with the BMV employee.

Read more at the New York Post.

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