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Parents Sue San Diego School Over Protections Offered to Muslim Students

Muslim students are in the political cross-hairs over an anti-bullying policy.

July 27th, 2017

  Several parents have initiated a lawsuit against a San Diego school district on the basis that an anti-Islamophobia campaign by the school promotes and protects Islam over other religions. Legal counsel for the parents has claimed that this promotion is a “solution looking for a problem.” The campaign in question involves placing Islamic holidays Read More

Michigan Gay Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional?

Michigan Capital Building

March 21st, 2013

Same-sex marriage is an issue that has recently gained considerable momentum. While the US federal government only recognizes heterosexual marriages, nine states allow marriages between homosexual couples. Most states, however, prohibit marriage between same-sex couples.  We at the Universal Life Church support equal rights and feel that the following legal case is worth while to blog about. Read More

Non-Denominational Ordination on the Rise

Non-Denominational Ordination, Universal Life Church, ULC Church

March 13th, 2013

The number of people turning away from traditional churches has never been higher in our society. However, interest in spirituality itself is continuing to increase, and many people are seeking a more personal spiritual path. Following a flock just doesn’t have the same depth of meaning that most people today are searching for in their Read More

Universal Life Church Thanks David Cameron on Supporting Gay Marriage

British Prime Minister David Cameron, gay marriage, same sex weddings

December 11th, 2012

British Prime Minister Announces Plans to Allow Gay Weddings in Churches British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce plans to allow gay marriage inside British churches within the next week. This development shows that Cameron, who began his first term as Prime Minister in 2010, has made a 180 degree turn on his Read More

Atheist Group Sues Internal Revenue Service For Not Enforcing U.S. Tax Code

An Indiana appellate court issued a ruling in a case initiated by a man who was fired from his job as a teacher at a Catholic high school.

November 20th, 2012

Freedom From Religion Foundation Sues the Internal Revenue Service The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group from Madison, Wisc., filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service last week for not cracking down on churches who endorse political candidates. Foundation co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor cited concerns about churches receiving preferential treatment over other non Read More

Introduction to Pennsylvania Marriage Laws

Pennsylvania marriage laws

November 7th, 2012

The solemnization of marriages by Universal Life Church ministers has generated disagreement among many in the legal community in recent decades. Each state in the union has a slightly different set of rules about who has the authority to perform marriages. Few states’ statutes on marriages have been as hotly contested, however, as the state Read More

Threat of Litigation Causes California Officials to Renege Ruling Against Universal Life Church Minister

Robert Seals: Universal Life Church minister and founder of the Chico Goddess Temple

November 6th, 2012

Universal Life Church minister closer to receiving land use permit for his Chico, Calif. temple Robert Seals, a Universal Life Church minister and owner of the Chico Goddess Temple, has forced the Butte County Board of Supervisors to renege their 3-2 ruling that the religious center should not be allowed to host weddings, retreats, concerts, Read More

ULC Court Cases: South Carolina Attorney General Opinions

ULC ordination legal in South Carolina

November 5th, 2012

Introduction: Legal Precedent Important for Universal Life Church Ministers Laws that govern who are able to perform legally-recognized marriages are highly subjective and difficult to interpret; even government officials within the same county clerk’s office can have many interpretations of the implications of a single law. In situations where laws are hard to interpret, like 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: 1978 Kentucky Attorney General Opinion

Ordained ministers who get ordained with the ULC can perform weddings in Kentucky

October 23rd, 2012

Remember that the attorney general opinion listed below refers to the ULC of Modesto, CA and NOT the ULC Monastery, but that the opinion is equally applicable to both organizations as well as all other branches of the ULC. Emphasis in the below text is added. Attorney General Opinion Background [Unknown, though Mr. Johnson presumably Read More