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Universal Life Church Minister
Universal Life Church Official Seal This is to certify that the bearer hereof

REVEREND   thomas peter kunesh M.A., M.DIV.

was ordained the Fifteenth of August in the Year Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Nine.

Official Signature of Bishop Kirby J. Hensley, President, ULC

Universal Life Church HQ: 601 Third Street, Modesto, California 95351 / 209. 527.8111
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  • This 'certificate' is for historical context only.
  • Yes, i did apply for and receive this notification in the mail in 1979.
  • Yes, 'Reverend' is classist and an entitlement of clergy over laity.
  • Yes, ordination is the religious ritual by which members of 'the laity' are 'elevated' from the religious lower class into the religious upper class called 'clergy' aka 'Lords Spiritual'.
  • Yes, i renounce the title and the ordination, and duly assert that i have never referred to myself as either anywhere or anytime elsewhere.
  • Yes, i believe that all religious entitlements and ordinations should be renounced and rejected as classist and elitist, as well as socially and psychologically disfunctional.
  • Yes, contrary to many public officials and denominational 'authorities', a title and/or ordination is not in the least required for any official, legal or unofficial act in or out of any 'church' or county courthouse.
  • Yes, i received my MA (Religious Studies, University of Minnesota) & MDiv (Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley) after 1979 (1985 & 1988 respectively), and their placement here is an anachronism of 2007.
  • No, this was written in 2016.