High Spaghetti Priest BostonJoe said Monday on his live news-and-talk program “The Heinz57 Club” that Atkins low-carb dieters are not people of peace, and that radical anti-pastos are “anti-monsters.”

BostonJoe’s comments came after he watched a news story on his Flying Spaghetti Monster Broadcasting Network about Atkins protests in Europe over cartoon drawings of Atkins Prophet Dr. Robert Atkins, depicting the head of the anti-pasta movement as portly.
He remarked that the outpouring of rage elicited by cartoons “just shows the kind of people we’re dealing with. These people are crazed fanatics, and I want to say it now: I believe it’s motivated by demonic power. It is anti-monsteristic and it’s time we recognize what we’re dealing with.  These people will never be touched by His Noodly Appendage.”

BostonJoe also said that “the goal of Atkins, ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not, is a world without pasta.  And probably without the delicious bread that is served often in the anticipation of pasta.”

In a statement later Monday, BostonJoe said he was referring specifically to Atkinists who want to impose their carbless life on everyone as being motivated by the anti-monster. In the news story, he noted, radical anti-pastos were shown screaming: “May Dr. Robert Atkins rise, and smite all breads, cookies and pasta for ever and ever, Amen!”

 Monday’s comments were similar to remarks BostonJoe made on his program in 2002, when he said Atkins-worshippers “are not a peaceful religion that wants to coexist. They want to coexist until they can control, dominate and then, if need be, destroy his Pasta holiness.”

BostonJoe has come under intense criticism in recent months for comments suggesting that city of Dover would be  attacked by pirates for rejecting Flying Spaghetti Monsterism and that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s stroke was divine retribution for serving pasta without meat balls.

BostonJoe recently told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he comments off the cuff after watching news segments. He later told the Flying Spaghetti Monster magazine Pasta World that he’s being more careful and reviewing news stories before going on the air.

The Rev. Harry Flynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Pasta and Protien, called BostonJoe’s new comments “grossly irresponsible.”

“At a time when inter-religious tensions around the world are at an all-time high, BostonJoe seems determined to throw gasoline on the fire,” Lynn said in a statement.

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