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Smurf
24th August 2011, 08:29 AM
:The list of celebrities deciding to become ordained as a minister to marry couples in unorthodox ceremonies seems to be growing even longer. People like David Byrne of thr Talking Heads, Mike Nesmith of the Monkees, and comedian Kathy Griffin have already had the opportunity to perform a modern wedding ceremony as a minister ordained online. Now actor and comedian Russell Brand can be added to the list of celebrity ministers, and it would seem that Brand obtained his ordination credential from the Universal Life Church.

Brand recently decided to officiate a wedding ceremony during one of his stand-up gigs at a casino in Santa Barbara, California. The lucky couple were Scarlett and Will De Boor.

Unfortunately the words chosen by the cheeky British humorist cannot be enumerated here in their entirety without permanently scarring the delicate eardrums of young children, but suffice it to say that the unorthodox ceremony was replete with an assortment of irreverent, prurient quips in which bride and groom promised to love and cherish one another, despite their many unnamed foibles as a modern-day couple.

To be certain, the off-the-wall exchange will challenge many people’s ideas of modern wedding vowws. However, the De Boors will be able to say that theirs was a perfectly legal wedding ceremony, since ordination is more or less a formality in the United States now, unlike in Brand’s homeland of Great Britain.

Apparently Brand decided to get ordained online in the Universal Life Church. At least, British comedy news magazine Chortle suggested as much in their article on the ceremony when they wrote, “The Universal Life Church has ordained more than 20 million people for free online, and many states, including California, allow ministers to conduct legal marriages.”

Because it is now easier for people to become a wedding officiant online for free in the United States, the De Boors will be able to say that theirs was a perfectly legal wedding ceremony, and Brand, that his role as ordained wedding officiant is perfectly legitimate, thanks to laws protecting against discrimination on the basis of religion.

http://blog.themonastery.org/2011/08/russell-brand-performs-wedding-ceremony/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxCLjOxKE3s&feature=share

http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2011/08/06/13767/russell_brand_performs_a_wedding

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/3739980/Russell-marries-in-Santa-Barbara.html

BunnySkull
24th August 2011, 10:45 AM
Scarlett has made a couple of trips to the states to meet up with different ex-Scioentologists in the last two years. I know she and her childs father broke up around the time she went public and that must have been extremely difficult, but I hope she's not rushing into a series of rebound relationships. Will seems like a terrific guy so I do hope this is a healthy, happy thing for both of them.

Anyone else know how common it is for ex-scientologist to meet and become a couple after being in the cult? (I believe Emma and her love are happily the fruit of that type of situation.) I wonder if being in the cult is such a life altering experience that it can be the basis for a very strong common ground and bond btw two people? Funny, when I think of the few examples I can they also seem to be between people who came from similar levels of involvement too. (I.e. Will & Scarlett were both second generation Scios and I believe both were also in the SO. Another couple I can think of were both one time staff at different orgs.) All met after their involvement in the cult, not during it. Be interesting to see how many people here know or are part of similar relationships.

Lurker5
24th August 2011, 02:34 PM
Congrats, Scarlett and Will :bravo: :handinhand::grouphug::dance2::cheers2:

BunnySkull
24th August 2011, 03:45 PM
EDIT: I WAS DEAD WRONG.

I never imagined anything involving Russel Brand would be serious but apparently not. He did preform a real wedding with those vows he read. I had early posted this was a skit or joke on stage during one of his performances - and yes I even watched the video it and still believed that. My mistake.

Dulloldfart
24th August 2011, 05:10 PM
Just so no one gets the wrong idea because they didn't bother to click on the link or have a chance to read the story - no one really got married. It was Russell Brand doing a stand up skit about marriage vows with audience members participation - he happened to select Will and Scarlet from the audience.

On her FB page (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=529295127) she says she's married to him. Lots of comments and congrats around 1 August.

Paul

Lurker5
24th August 2011, 06:08 PM
Oh - I wondered . . . Did not click link - sorry no time.

Ladybird
24th August 2011, 07:05 PM
We are still together almost 30 years later after being united in marriage by a scientology "minister" at a muster at Flag. If the words "scientology" + "minister" don't make you giggle you need to have your funny bone adjusted.

Bottom line is "This is IT!" This is your life! Live it! Make the most of it!

Congratulations to the happy couple! I wish them all the very best!

Ladybird
24th August 2011, 07:27 PM
This is dedicated to Will and Scarlett and all of us who are lucky enough to find each other.

http://youtu.be/NGorjBVag0I

Smurf
24th August 2011, 08:28 PM
Just so no one gets the wrong idea because they didn't bother to click on the link or have a chance to read the story - no one really got married. It was Russell Brand doing a stand up skit about marriage vows with audience members participation - he happened to select Will and Scarlet from the audience.

You're incorrect. The ceremony was arranged prior to Russell going on stage. RB is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church.. credentials which one can receive online for $50.00 (I, too, have credentials) and they are legally recognized in California & other states.

Will is employed at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, CA, where the ceremony took place.

Will confirmed the above on his Facebook. He & Scarlett took the last name of De Boer (mispelled in the articles) which is his mother's maiden name.

BunnySkull
24th August 2011, 10:09 PM
You're incorrect. The ceremony was arranged prior to Russell going on stage. RB is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church.. credentials which one can receive online for $50.00 (I, too, have credentials) and they are legally recognized in California & other states.

Will is employed at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, CA, where the ceremony took place.

Will confirmed the above on his Facebook. He & Scarlett took the last name of De Boer (mispelled in the articles) which is his mother's maiden name.

My apologies, I will correct it. I never imagined that it would be serious with Russell Brand involved - I thought it was satire especially when I read heard the vows - which were I guess supposed to be funny (and I'm sure were to his fans) but now seem very tacky if it was the real deal.

I guess I just never imagined a legit wedding would involve a casino, two drink minimum audience and comedian - unless of course you're on a Vegas bender.

Ladybird
24th August 2011, 10:28 PM
My apologies, I will correct it. I never imagined that it would be serious with Russell Brand involved - I thought it was satire especially when I read heard the vows - which were I guess supposed to be funny (and I'm sure were to his fans) but now seem very tacky if it was the real deal.

I guess I just never imagined a legit wedding would involve a casino, two drink minimum audience and comedian - unless of course you're on a Vegas bender.

I could say something but I won't.

Opter
25th August 2011, 05:48 AM
We are still together almost 30 years later after being united in marriage by a scientology "minister" at a muster at Flag. If the words "scientology" + "minister" don't make you giggle you need to have your funny bone adjusted.

Bottom line is "This is IT!" This is your life! Live it! Make the most of it!

Congratulations to the happy couple! I wish them all the very best!



We are still happily married, in spite of Scientology.

I wish the new couple only the best.


Opter

Free to shine
25th August 2011, 07:43 AM
Congratulations Scarlett and Will, may you bring each other the love and comfort that your upbringing did not. :thumbsup:

SweetnessandLight
25th August 2011, 09:01 AM
Ooooh, I've been there! :thumbsup: Santa Ynez is a very lovely area...

Wishing the happy couple many years of wedded bliss, security and comfort in each other. Also LOTS of kids, so that they can create the happy family that was denied to them in Scientology! :happydance:

Many Blessings! :happydance:

Smurf
16th April 2014, 07:34 AM
I guess the marriage is no more. Scarlett & I used to chat on Facebook all the time early last year, then all of a sudden she deleted her FB page. Will Fry sidestepped questions as to her whereabouts & if she was OK.

Scarlett is back in Sydney. http://badoo.com/en-au/01140192693/

oneonewasaracecar
16th April 2014, 08:31 AM
I guess the marriage is no more. Scarlett & I used to chat on Facebook all the time early last year, then all of a sudden she deleted her FB page. Will Fry sidestepped questions as to her whereabouts & if she was OK.

Scarlett is back in Sydney. http://badoo.com/en-au/01140192693/

Thanks. I'm sorry to hear that. Scarlett came to one of our raids in Sydney to thank us for protesting. She is a lovely and genuine person.

Not sure if she deleted her FB or had it hidden from everyone, it reemerged a some time ago, but I am not sure if it is still active. It was active a few months ago.

She's had a difficult time of it I imagine. Hope she is OK.

BunnySkull
16th April 2014, 10:41 AM
I guess the marriage is no more. Scarlett & I used to chat on Facebook all the time early last year, then all of a sudden she deleted her FB page. Will Fry sidestepped questions as to her whereabouts & if she was OK.

Scarlett is back in Sydney. http://badoo.com/en-au/01140192693/

They certainly had the odds stacked against them. I guess I felt at the time, right or wrong, that the public ceremony by a comedian in Vegas was a bad omen. Though I think two people who shared a difficult and abusive upbringing in the cult can bring a LOT of comfort and understanding to each other, the downside is neither probably has much personal experience with healthy, emotionally supportive, nuturing relationships.

It can be difficult to be a nurturer when your badly in need of one yourself, especially when you are in your 20s, still trying to recover from the cult doing its best to fuck up or erase your natural emotions and attachments and dealing with disconnection from your family. Through no choice of their own they were both dealt very raw and nasty hand in life by the sinister cult.

I hope they are both able to find peace and happiness in the future. Oh and Fuck Scientology and the SO.

Anonycat
16th April 2014, 10:59 AM
I guess the marriage is no more.

Bummer. :(

Kookaburra
16th April 2014, 11:26 AM
Here's the link to her facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/scarlett.deboer/info?collection_token=529295127%3A2327158227%3A8

davidamnesia
30th June 2014, 04:00 AM
Here's the link to her facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/scarlett.deboer/info?collection_token=529295127%3A2327158227%3A8

She deactivates her fbook from time to time and blocks people all the time. If you can't see it, it could be one or the other.

I know what's going on but it wouldn't be proper for me to divulge it, sorry.

oneonewasaracecar
30th June 2014, 07:59 AM
She deactivates her fbook from time to time and blocks people all the time. If you can't see it, it could be one or the other.

I know what's going on but it wouldn't be proper for me to divulge it, sorry.

I thought as much. I don't suppose it can be easy to feel Scientology interested in your private activities and at the same time want to branch out and meet people online.