Who is to say who should or shouldn't be a Christian church? The churches today are either ancient (Vatican) or newer (Church of England, Baptists). The Mormon church has a huge following and is considered a religion, even if they aren't considered 'Christian' by other more 'mainstream' Christians in the world.
Well, you see, that's the beauty of the Universal Life Church. It can be whatever its local followers need it to be. If you want it to be Christian church and other people agree with you, then you can set it up to be that way. If you want something else, that's okay too.
Who is anyone to tell people what their faith is? If they claim they are Christian, then I guess that is what they are. People will always have their own opinion way or another. If people have a problem with the way they practice their faith. You might want to let them know.
The Universal Life Church should be recognized as a religion if that is what they are wanting, they should not however be recognized as a Christian church because then that counts out people who do not follow the Christian faith. Many other types of religions would be interested in the Universal Life Church but if it were based under Christian, many would not be interested.
No, the Universal Life Church should not be recognized as a Christian church, because they do not ascribe to Christian philosophies. The Universal church does not believe in right and wrong. They believe each person can have their own definition of right, and act in whatever way they want to. This is not Christian, which believes in the 10 commandments.