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Posts tagged ‘online ordination’


Who Can Legally Officiate a Wedding in the United States?

It is possible to get ordained online through the Universal Life Church in a matter of minutes, allowing you to legally officiate a wedding.

May 17th, 2023

The United States is now a multicultural country filled with people who identify with all kinds of religions. You might argue that it has always been this way, as even the early Christian settlers came from a range of denominations. One of the most important processes in any religion is marriage, and each religion has Read More

ULC Court Cases: Blackwell v. Magee

As more states are considering, or have already enacted, new religious freedom laws, Big Law has been uncharacteristically quiet.

September 5th, 2012

Case Background On August 17, 1988, Nadine Fortenberry challenged the will of her late husband, Cobert C. Blackwell. The will left property and a portion of his estate to Blackwell’s first wife, who was deceased by that time. The siblings of Cobert Blackwell, led by Mary Ella B. Magee, claimed that Fortenberry and the deceased Read More

The Universal Life Church Is Not A Scam

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August 3rd, 2012

A common misconception about the Universal Life Church is that it is a scam, a ruse meant to make money for unscrupulous “church” leaders. Online ministry naysayers frequently claim that ordinations acquired over the internet and without any formal religious training must be invalid and not legally recognized, or that organizations like the ULC are Read More

ULC Ordination Now Recognized In Knox County, TN

A lawyer recently sent a letter to 95 Tennessee county clerks arguing they violated the state constitution by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

August 2nd, 2012

Ministers of the Universal Life Church Monastery, and other men and women who have become legally ordained online, will now have their ordinations recognized by Knox County, Tennessee. This means that those who have received their minister’s license through the ULC will now be able to perform weddings in the Volunteer State. This is a Read More