Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies

As an activist, volunteer and artist, I have dozens of friends and associates from a diverse array of alternative communities. In my world people come together in many ways through many means: spiritually, physically and emotionally.

My calling is to who can host and organize celebrations of these unions including collaring ceremonies, handfastings, polyamorous confirmations and other public rituals of commitment, commencement and conviction.

Having been raised by fundamentalist Christian parents, I spent several years in outright rebellion against organized religion. This “ministry” was an ironic step for me to take in many ways. For that matter I spent many years rebelling against many mainstream institutions, including marriage which made this ordination even more unusual to those who knew me. I had a few Unitarian friends from High School who didn’t dislike church, but none of them would could have convinced me to attend a seminary or pursue membership in any religious organization.

When I decided to become legally ordained in 1995, I did so in order to gain legal recognition for my work and the causes I believe in: personal self-expression, charitable education / giving and environmental sustainability.

Without committing to any specific spiritual path, I respect and incorporate many spiritual traditions borne of love (golden rule, mutual aid, karmic investment) and not of hatred or violence (human/animal sacrifice, capital punishment, ethnic “cleansing” etc.).

Conversely, I would not intentionally disrespect another persons’ spiritual path, although occasional cultural mistakes have happened.

Due to my upbringing, I am very familiar with Judeo-Christian traditions and through research and through practice and participation I have come to love specific aspects of Buddhism, Wicca and other traditions. I am a devotee only to the concept of love: its theory and many practical applications.

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