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Universal Life Church wins Summary Judgment Against The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God

August 15th, 2017

On August 8th, The Universal Life Church Ministries based in Seattle, WA, won a significant legal battle in a court case brought against us by the Universal Church, based in New York. The Universal Church sued the ULCM organization for trademark infringement, among other claims. The US District Court decided in favor of the Universal Read More


Islam: The “Other” Religion in American Politics

American flag waving in the wind

March 2nd, 2016

The United States has been considered a Christian country for most of its history. It was not until the 1960s, however, that religion and politics became almost inextricably entwined. When the country’s first Catholic president took his oath of office, he did so despite the extreme pressure from opponents during his run who ran smear Read More


ISIS and the American Dream: Constitutional Conflict

isis

February 4th, 2016

It seems that we have more questions than answers when it comes to the group that is widely called ISIS. Where did they come from? What do they want? Why are they so angry that they would be willing to kill thousands (or millions) in the name of the nebulous ideals they seem to put Read More


War and Peace: Alternating Messages of Religion

January 15th, 2016

Whenever there is a tragedy where innocent civilians are harmed, the first question that is usually asked is, “Why?” When that answer is tied to religion, it is fodder for many who wish nothing more than to promote their religion over another. It is at these times that it is important to consider the dueling Read More


ULC Court Cases: Universal Life Church v. State of Utah

Universal Life Church and the State of Utah

October 31st, 2012

Case Background In 2001, the State of Utah passed legislation known as the Internet Statute that voided any ministerial certification or ordination that was obtained by an individual through the mail or internet. The legislation supported the Marriage Solemnization Statute which stated that the only individuals legally allowed to solemnize marriages were rabbis, priests or Read More


ULC Court Cases: Lynch v. Universal Life Church

ULC Court Cases: Lynch v. Universal Life Church

August 23rd, 2012

Case Background In the case of Lynch v. Universal Life Church, Sandra Lynch initially took the Church to court for allegedly committing fraud. She claimed that the ULC of Modesto, CA guaranteed that their ordained ministers would be able to perform valid marriage ceremonies in the state of North Carolina. The verdict found that the Read More