Here's how you can be ordained as a Minister to officiate your LGBT besties' wedding legallyJul 19, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership AI
Same-sex marriage in Singapore is currently illegal but for would-be couples adamant about getting married, there's an option in the US where you can become an ordained minister for free and officiate your own weddings.
The best part? The wedding is legally recognised in several US states.
It's as simple as adding your Hallelujah to cart
Founded in the 1950s, the Universal Life Church (ULC) describes itself as "a non-denominational religious organization that brings together people from all walks of life" — but it has perhaps become best known for the ease at which the church will ordain people as ministers, allowing them to legally perform weddings.
Unlike traditional religious organizations, the Universal Life Church says "we don't require years of training or expensive courses to become a member of the clergy. Becoming ordained is free, and can be done entirely online."
"Universal Life Church is for guys sitting around the dorm laughing about religion and going, 'Well, hey, look, I can press these keys on my computer and I am a full-fledged minister,'" one divorce lawyer Larry Rice said. "That's inconsistent with the solemn nature of a minister."
The Universal Life Church isn't alone in offering online ordination, but it's among the largest. The New York Times reported that the Universal Life Church at that time had ordained more than 18 million ministers since it's founding.
The ULC's popularity stems in part from a rising interest in having friends or loved ones officiate weddings, a trend which has attracted a range of celebrities to become ordained including Lady Gaga and Conan O' Brien.
Get a certificate and a minister's care package for USD 29.99?
Ordination with ULC is free and it's as easy as filling out one’s name, state, and e-mail address online. You may have to buy the minister’s packet with ordination credentials from the ULC that costs USD 29.99. The pack includes the following:
• Ordination credential (minister’s license)
• 1 ULC wallet license
• 1 black clergy badge
• 1 parking hanger
• 1 minister window cling
• 1 press pass/parking placard
• 1 ULC bumper sticker with symbols
• 1 minister bumper sticker
Workers' Party Jamus Lim an ordained minister under ULC
According to Jamus Lim's CV, he has been an Ordained Minister with ULC since April 2011, ordainified in Seattle, Washington.
That's right. Jamus can officiate your wedding in the state of Washington and your vows will be legally recognised in several US states.
No formal training required. It looks good on your resume too.
Just ask Jamus.