I Now Pronounce You Ripped Off!

I came across the following story today on MSN.com.

The newlyweds suspected the Rev. Shey-Rima Silveira.

The couple had a friend who offered to officiate, but they weren’t sure his license was up to date. So they turned to the popular Web site Craigslist to find a minister.

Silveira advertised “last-minute weddings” as her specialty.

“She was wonderful over the phone,” Kitty Sonnenschein said.

Their friend did officiate, but Silveira performed a brief ceremony afterward and signed the certificate to make it official.

The couple suspected Silveira because she was the only person in the house during the outdoor ceremony, and she seemed out of sorts and anxious to leave.

“We did everything we could to avoid suspicion of her,” said Shawn Sonnenschein, 41. “But the evidence was pretty clear.”

“If you can’t trust someone to officiate over your wedding, who can you trust in this world?” Halliburton said.

Read the full article here.

Seriously, does anyone ask anymore why the church has such a hard time? This is sad and ridiculous. What do you think? Why does the church and ministers have such a bad rap? What kind of minister would advertise on Craigslist?

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~ by bchatcher on October 4, 2007.

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