Good news: Festivus apparently now a legally recognized religion

The Sheriff’s Department interviewed King about his religious leanings in May. When asked what his religion was he answered “Healthism.”

“He’s healthy so he said health and added an ‘ism,’” said Thiagarajah, who acknowledged to the county and a judge and to The Watchdog that it was a farce…

But King still wanted his non-salami meals.

Judge Johnson pulled King’s lawyer and the prosecutor aside and said he needed a religion to put down on the order to make it stick, explained Thiagarajah.

“I said Festivus,” said Thiagarajah. The order was granted – three non-salami meals a day.