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Universal Life Church Ordained Conan O'Brien
Conan O'Brien is an Ordained Minister
On October 21, 2011, Conan O'Brien was ordained as a minister by the Universal Life Ministries. Universal Life Ministries is an online ministry that believes that ordination should be available to everyone. You just have to seek and ask for ordination. Universal Life Ministries is non-denominational. They support all walks of faith and encourage you to do the same. The ministry offers online church services from training, to forums to outreach programs.
Conan O'Brien received ministry in order to be able to perform a wedding to be aired on his Late Night Talk Show. The upcoming show hosted by TBS, will feature the union of a long time talk show staffer in a same-sex marriage. The show will be recorded in New York's Beacon Theater. New York legalized gay marriage in June of 2011. The Universal Life Ministries supports Conan O'Brien's decision to officiate this ceremony publicly. Universal Life Ministries is proud to state "that we are all children of the same universe; gay, straight, black, white, brown, young and old."
How You Can Receive Ordination
Ordination for ministry can be obtained through the Universal Life Ministries' website at themonastary.org. The cost is nominal and after ordination you will be able to officiate weddings, funerals, baptism and other religious services. You may even start your own ministry after you receive ordination. For information regarding the legal aspects of Universal Life Ministries ordination you can visit their ordination FAQ's page.
Once you are ordained, Universal Life Ministries offers a plethora of information on how to perform ceremonies. They offer a choice of wedding ceremony supplies, ministry services and online resources that will aid you in your journey for enlightenment. Current Universal Life Church members come from all walks of life. The Universal Life Ministries' motto is "do only that which is right."