‘Priest’ Russell Brand uses new power to marry couple legally
London: British comedian Russell Brand, who feels closer to God since joining America’s Universal Life Church, has used his new power to perform weddings.
Since he has become priest, Brand can now legally perform weddings, funerals and even preach a sermon in church.
And he executed his skills when he married a couple pulling them out of the audience at his stand-up gig.
“Russell has had a total turnaround since he met wife Katy Perry as her parents are super religious,” the Daily Star quoted a source as saying.
“He’s been reading a lot of theological texts, especially by the Maharishi, and he wanted to take it further.
“With the Universal Life Church anyone can get ordained online and Russell did it as a half-jokey, half-serious thing.
“When he talked about it at his gig, one couple stood up and said they wanted him to marry them.
“Unfortunately the words he used during their service can’t be repeated as they were somewhat unorthodox. But it was all 100 percent legal,” the source added.