Become a minister the Stephen Colbert way (on the toilet!?)

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Yup, even Stephen Colbert is ordained with American Marriage Ministries!

If you're looking to become a minister in order to officiate a friend's wedding, or start a super-fulfilling career? Then meet our sponsor American Marriage Ministries. It's the site Stephen Colbert turned to when he stepped up to marry a couple who had to postpone their wedding due to the government shutdown!

"I am actually an ordained minister of the American Marriage Ministries — the most prestigious ministry certification you can get online while also being on the toilet." -Stephen Colbert

Pretty cool, right? Here's why Colbert probably chose American Marriage Ministries to become a minister…

American Marriage Ministries is an online ordination service that is a federally recognized 501c3 charitable organization. It's free and only takes up to five minutes(!) to apply and get approved. It never expires. And, best of all, anyone can become an ordained minister as long as you agree with their three main tenants:

  1. All people, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, have the right to marry.
  2. It is the right of every couple to choose who will solemnize their marriage.
  3. All people have the right to solemnize marriage.

But don't just take Stephen Colbert's word (The Word?). Let's here from other, happy, non-famous people who got ordained online with American Marriage Ministries…

"I got ordained to do a friend's wedding and it couldn't have been simpler! I like their website layout and all the advice for how to perform a ceremony and info about the laws of different states is very handy. I like their message and openness to non-religious people." – Shannon G. Dallas, TX

“Because of American Marriage Ministries I was able to perform the marriage of my grandson and his fiancée. I don’t believe many grandparents get such an honor bestowed on them.” –Gerald P.

“My partner and I are not religious but didn’t want to get married by a judge. It was important that our minister knew us and that they accepted our lifestyle. Thanks to AMM my best friend officiated my wedding.” -Liz V., Bride

“Thank you so much! It has been a whirl wind the past few years and it seems like with every wedding my family gets larger and larger. Thank you to American Marriage Ministries for the ability to have so much fun.” –Jamie H. AMM Minister since 2011, has performed over 50 weddings!

So whether your best friend has asked you to perform their wedding, or you felt the calling to make weddings accessible to everyone — regardless of their sexual orientation, race, religion, or socioeconomic status… American Marriage Ministries can get you from sitting on a toilet to officiating weddings in minutes. Sign up right now for free!

  1. I am also Ordained through American Marriage Ministries. I thoroughly enjoy my being able to help others in anyway I can. Being Ordained.. I have performed 2 weddings now. Which is good for where I live – smiles!! I don't have to register with the state I live in- However they can at anytime ask for Proof so I have my huge certificate and a wallet size, which you can purchase through American Marriage Ministry. I choose to not be paid to do any religious ceremony. I am Blessed, so I share it!!!

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