Marriage is actually a legal function that should not be equated with spiritual marriage done by churches. So if the ordinary minister has the function to marry someone, so should anyone who applies for an ordination anywhere such as those who apply on line to the Universal Life Church because they just have to sign a paper.
Why should people not be free to have a close friend or familly member officiate their marriage? ULC provides a hassel free way in which somebody, (regardless of religious belief) can be granted the concept of the "power" to officiate marriage. Something I personally believe to be an outdated beurocratic instituition
Although not the best situation in the world, ordaining priests over the Internet isn't illegal. An online church isn't illegal either. All it takes in the United States is for an ordained minister or a justice of the peace to marry someone. There's no law forbidding a church from being solely on the Internet.
Yes, priests ordained by the Universal Life Church should be allowed to officiate marriages, because they let judges officiate marriages. Anyone can officiate a marriage, as long as the state recognizes it. There is no reason not to allow anyone who wants to. Universal churches might not stand for much, but a marriage is a legal procedure, and they can handle it.
I believe that priests ordained by the Universal Life Church should not be allowed to officiate marriages. Marriage is a sacred institution where two people make their vows before God. I believe that The Universal Life Church is not Biblically based because people just have to do what is right and the religion is Godless. So to me they are not "real" priests and should not have the right to officiate at marriages.
Priests ordained by the Universal Life Church shouldn't be allowed to officiate marriages. In reality, the Universal Life Church is not a legitimate church and shouldn't be granted the same powers as regular churches. We should limit the UCL because it's more of a cult or illegitimate organization than a church.