INSTANTLY, I “earned a title worthy of admiration and respect.”
At least according to the Universal Life Church, I did. Boasting “over 20 million ordained worldwide,” the organization is a bit like the McDonald’s of the wedding industry. Instead of burgers, the nondenominational church churns out ministers online, many for the sole purpose of officiating at marriages. Like me, I imagine, most have little inclination for years of religious study and devotion, let alone celibacy.
I knew next to nothing about leading a wedding when, last spring, I was asked by two of my best friends to do just that…