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(KOB4)   ...so apparently Kamala Harris is an ordained minister   (kob.com) divider line
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2026 clicks; posted to Politics » on 19 Apr 2022 at 3:25 PM (24 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-04-19 2:28:40 PM  
I'm certain that the Religious Right will take this as a sign that Biden has taken God's presence seriously then, right?

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Right?
 
2022-04-19 2:46:06 PM  
To get married in DC proper, the person must be authorized by the Superior Court. : "Unlike many other jurisdictions, Washington, DC only allows marriages to be performed by an officiant authorized by the court - you can not have someone perform your ceremony who isn't authorized by the DC Court Marriage Bureau office. You will need to give the full name of the authorized officiant who will be performing your ceremony on the application itself when you apply, so it is critical that you hire an officiant before applying for your license. The Marriage Bureau staff will look up the officiant in their database to ensure that they are authorized before they will put their name on your marriage license. If the officiant's name isn't in the database, they will not print your marriage license and you'll have to leave and come back another time when you have the name of an authorized officiant. Once you have the marriage license in hand, only that specific officiant named on your license may perform your marriage - licenses are not transferable."

So it may not be important for a person to be an ordained minister in DC. The only ordination that counts there is is the legal status as determined by the court.
 
2022-04-19 2:47:49 PM  
In any case, congratulations to New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and, her fiancé Manny Cordova. Cordova owns an auto repair shop in Santa Fe, according to TFA.
 
2022-04-19 3:01:10 PM  
All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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2022-04-19 3:01:55 PM  
I'm not sure if Subby is serious and has never heard of being married by a public official, like a mayor, or a judge, or a justice of the peace.

/Thanks to the Quakers, where I live a couple can marry themselves without an officiant.
 
2022-04-19 3:11:43 PM  

Stephen_Falken: All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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I got ordained by sending $5 to an ad in the back of Rolling Stone back in the 80s
I've married bout a dozen couples
 
2022-04-19 3:18:58 PM  
As CA Attorney General, Kamal officiated the first gay wedding in the state, the marriage of Prop 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier.
 
2022-04-19 3:23:36 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm not sure if Subby is serious and has never heard of being married by a public official, like a mayor, or a judge, or a justice of the peace.

/Thanks to the Quakers, where I live a couple can marry themselves without an officiant.


He's just mad she's important.  A lot of them are.
 
2022-04-19 3:35:30 PM  

freddyV: Stephen_Falken: All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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I got ordained by sending $5 to an ad in the back of Rolling Stone back in the 80s
I've married bout a dozen couples


How many divorces?
 
2022-04-19 3:36:19 PM  
No one expects the Spanish politician.
 
2022-04-19 3:37:34 PM  

Screaming Candle: freddyV: Stephen_Falken: All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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I got ordained by sending $5 to an ad in the back of Rolling Stone back in the 80s
I've married bout a dozen couples

How many divorces?


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2022-04-19 3:38:56 PM  
I am.  It's not hard, you just pay $25 to some online service and you're a Chaplin or whatever you want to be.  I did it to marry my best friend to his then boyfriend.

I would guess her law degree covers some form of marrying people like a judge. or her being VP of 'Merica.
 
2022-04-19 3:39:19 PM  

freddyV: Stephen_Falken: All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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I got ordained by sending $5 to an ad in the back of Rolling Stone back in the 80s
I've married bout a dozen couples


I got a ULC ordination to officiate weddings for friends who don't want to deal with the hassle (also inspired by Chris from Northern Exposure).  I explicitly DON'T charge money, but the last gig got me some treats, haha.
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2022-04-19 3:43:11 PM  

skyotter: freddyV: Stephen_Falken: All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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I got ordained by sending $5 to an ad in the back of Rolling Stone back in the 80s
I've married bout a dozen couples

I got a ULC ordination to officiate weddings for friends who don't want to deal with the hassle (also inspired by Chris from Northern Exposure).  I explicitly DON'T charge money, but the last gig got me some treats, haha.
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I've done 3 same sex weddings.
Those are the only times I have gotten gifts like you pictured.
 
2022-04-19 3:44:53 PM  

stuhayes2010: I am.  It's not hard, you just pay $25 to some online service and you're a Chaplin or whatever you want to be.  I did it to marry my best friend to his then boyfriend.

I would guess her law degree covers some form of marrying people like a judge. or her being VP of 'Merica.


You can get ordained for free in the Universal Life Church and the Universal Church Triumphant of the Apathetic Agnostic, probably even more. 

I'm ordained in those, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the Church of Bacon, and I'm a Dudeist Priest.
 
2022-04-19 3:46:51 PM  
I see from a post above that she might not actually be ordained.

But if she is, should we be encouraging religion among the party?  If they believe in a god, they might not put the party first and foremost.  What if they hear voices and it tells them to do things against the party?
 
2022-04-19 3:47:22 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm not sure if Subby is serious and has never heard of being married by a public official, like a mayor, or a judge, or a justice of the peace.

/Thanks to the Quakers, where I live a couple can marry themselves without an officiant.


Isn't the Captain of a ship recognized as well?  Maybe that's only if out to sea?
 
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2022-04-19 3:47:49 PM  
I wonder if DC automatically makes certain positions into eligible officiants.

Anyone who got the online ordination, any plans on making your own church like Michael Valentine Smith?
 
2022-04-19 3:47:53 PM  
Is Subby confused about who can marry people or is this one of those "that's the joke" Fark things, where we're supposed to understand it's sarcasm?
 
2022-04-19 3:49:13 PM  
Big whoop, I'm a Pope...

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2022-04-19 3:49:56 PM  
I prefer to think she's secretly a sea captain and the official wedding will take place in international waters aboard Dangerboat:
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2022-04-19 3:50:59 PM  
I'm an ordained minister. Anyone can be an ordained minister.

For almost all jurisdictions the ministerial credentials are not scrutinized. Who can determine that the Universal Life Church is more or less a genuine ministry than a storefront evangelical congregation? The solution is that states have a public policy to recognize marriage ceremonies to promote the stability of committed marital unions. It's really that simple. When two people get a marriage license and then conduct a ceremony and fill out the license, their marriage shall be recognized as real and legitimate.

That's a better policy than having a public employee decide if one church or ministry is legitimate and another is not.

As it stands, everyone I've ever married (as celebrant) is still married. That's a good track record.
 
2022-04-19 3:51:42 PM  
Maybe she is going to captain a riverboat on the Rio Grande
You don't know her life Subby
 
2022-04-19 3:52:46 PM  

disaster bastard: You can get ordained for free in the Universal Life Church


Actually, it costs a few bucks. But it isn't much.
 
2022-04-19 3:54:56 PM  

T-Boy: disaster bastard: You can get ordained for free in the Universal Life Church

Actually, it costs a few bucks. But it isn't much.


The ordination is free.

The packet with the certificate to prove you're ordained is a few bucks.
 
2022-04-19 3:55:02 PM  

Stephen_Falken: All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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I even purchased the ID card and the honorary divinity doctorate degree. So, it's Dr. Rev. Kabloink.
 
2022-04-19 3:55:06 PM  

ProdigalSigh: I prefer to think she's secretly a sea captain and the official wedding will take place in international waters aboard Dangerboat:
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Shakes tiny fist
 
2022-04-19 3:57:44 PM  

T-Boy: disaster bastard: You can get ordained for free in the Universal Life Church

Actually, it costs a few bucks. But it isn't much.


From the ULC website:

It's free to join and does not require you to take any classes or pass a test like more traditional means such as seminaries or rabbinical schools.

They only charge for official documents.
 
2022-04-19 3:58:55 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm not sure if Subby is serious and has never heard of being married by a public official, like a mayor, or a judge, or a justice of the peace.

/Thanks to the Quakers, where I live a couple can marry themselves without an officiant.


Are they also responsible for some, uh, unique funeral traditions?
 
2022-04-19 4:01:14 PM  

spongeboob: Maybe she is going to captain a riverboat on the Rio Grande
You don't know her life Subby


You can damn near walk across the Rio right now.  Maybe not MLG - she is pretty short.

/Burqueno
 
2022-04-19 4:02:01 PM  
I, too, am an ordained minister.

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2022-04-19 4:02:31 PM  

Stephen_Falken: All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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In Pennsylvania (or at least my County) you have to have a congregation to be a minister in order to marry someone.

This is weird since, as I wrote above, two people can self unite without any officiant.
 
2022-04-19 4:02:50 PM  
https://dudeism.com Free to those who abide.
 
2022-04-19 4:03:42 PM  

Palined Parenthood: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm not sure if Subby is serious and has never heard of being married by a public official, like a mayor, or a judge, or a justice of the peace.

/Thanks to the Quakers, where I live a couple can marry themselves without an officiant.

Are they also responsible for some, uh, unique funeral traditions?


Nah, I think that's Methodist.
 
2022-04-19 4:05:35 PM  
I became an ordained minister in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster so I could park in the clergy parking spots at the University of New Mexico hospital.

/they're always empty
 
2022-04-19 4:13:40 PM  
Up here in Québec all you need to officiate a wedding is to fill out some paperwork and pass a phone interview. 
You are normally allowed to do it on 3 different occasions, but can get additional permissions for officiating the weddings of family members.

I officiated the wedding of a dear friend and was asked by another close friend to officiate her upcoming wedding.

It's a rewarding experience and I highly recommend it if you have the opportunity.
 
2022-04-19 4:14:11 PM  
Marriage is a civic institution. The church is the part that is for profit.
 
2022-04-19 4:17:59 PM  
Big Whoop, so am I, I even have the certificate.
 
2022-04-19 4:22:02 PM  

disaster bastard: T-Boy: disaster bastard: You can get ordained for free in the Universal Life Church

Actually, it costs a few bucks. But it isn't much.

From the ULC website:

It's free to join and does not require you to take any classes or pass a test like more traditional means such as seminaries or rabbinical schools.

They only charge for official documents.


You mean I didn't actually need to buy all that crap from the gift shop?

I stand corrected.

I did get the card for my wallet in case I want to go cross a police line at an accident scene or something.
 
2022-04-19 4:37:14 PM  

kabloink: Stephen_Falken: All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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I even purchased the ID card and the honorary divinity doctorate degree. So, it's Dr. Rev. Kabloink.


II had to dig through a couple boxes, but I found it. I thought it might have gotten tossed at some point.

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2022-04-19 4:38:51 PM  
In many states, any Attorney can perform a wedding.  In some cases they have to get temporary approval from a judge to perform weddings on his behalf, on a certain date, but it can be done.

Then there is also just paying $30 to an online ministry of your choice and becoming a minister.
 
2022-04-19 4:43:23 PM  

kabloink: kabloink: Stephen_Falken: All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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I even purchased the ID card and the honorary divinity doctorate degree. So, it's Dr. Rev. Kabloink.

II had to dig through a couple boxes, but I found it. I thought it might have gotten tossed at some point.

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I have one of those, but I believe it was free.
 
2022-04-19 4:51:25 PM  

NM Volunteer: kabloink: kabloink: Stephen_Falken: All the cool kids are ordained ministers.
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I even purchased the ID card and the honorary divinity doctorate degree. So, it's Dr. Rev. Kabloink.

II had to dig through a couple boxes, but I found it. I thought it might have gotten tossed at some point.

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I have one of those, but I believe it was free.


I can't remember how much it cost me as It was years ago. It's been boxed and forgotten about until this thread.
 
2022-04-19 5:00:04 PM  
i am as well and so is my daughter.  Universal life church! i have preformed one wedding ceremony,they're still married.
 
2022-04-19 5:11:25 PM  
oh, shiat thanks subby, I'd compeltely forgotten I'd gotten myself ordained in the 90s Universal Chrch of Life
 
2022-04-19 5:14:39 PM  
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She's not a clergy member.

She's a sea captain. Note the gold fringe on the flags.

The tricky part will be flooding the venue so maritime law takes effect.
 
2022-04-19 5:27:46 PM  
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat:
/Thanks to the Quakers, where I live a couple can marry themselves without an officiant.

Fun Fact: Prior to Queen Victoria's wedding, pretty much all weddings were like this.  Didn't even need a license/marriage contract/whatever, though those are certainly useful for modern legal systems.  Weddings were just two people deciding to live together, and no one else was involved aside from getting permission from the bride's family or whatever.

Only nobility had to get married in a church, because nobility had the divine right of rule, and as such their marriages had to be approved by the church.

Queen Victoria's wedding was an absolutely huge event, and thanks to new technology, one of the first major events to be photographed and widely disseminated.  This led to the rapidly enlarging reasonably wealthy middle class women wanting something just like it for their weddings too, and ended up with churches, rings, tuxedos, and white dresses being the "traditional" wedding, even though it was started less than 200 years ago.
 
2022-04-19 5:40:55 PM  
Who isn't?
 
2022-04-19 6:01:17 PM  
My mom died when I was 5, and a few years ago, we were going thru my grandmother's house after SHE died. I found my mom's purse from the night she died, and inside, with all kind of cool time capsule stuff, I found out that she was an ordained minister. It would have been SO awesome if she had been around to do the wedding, but the good news is that a family friend who is more like direct family was able to.

From the stories about my mom, it's totally natural to come across something like this, she was a cool lady.
 
2022-04-19 6:02:29 PM  

LrdPhoenix: Queen Victoria's wedding was an absolutely huge event, and thanks to new technology, one of the first major events to be photographed and widely disseminated.  This led to the rapidly enlarging reasonably wealthy middle class women wanting something just like it for their weddings too, and ended up with churches, rings, tuxedos, and white dresses being the "traditional" wedding, even though it was started less than 200 years ago.


You mean, this looker?

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