Our Philosophy on Marriage
We believe that every couple has the constitutionally protected right to enter into the institution of marriage on their own terms, which includes the right to choose who performs their wedding ceremony.
American Marriage Ministries is a constitutional church, meaning that our mandate is based on this country's foundational documents and the philosophies that inspired the Founding Fathers during the formative years of this nation. We draw inspiration from all who have advanced society's protections of individual freedoms and rights, from Judeo-Christian and eastern teachings, to the enlightenment philosophers, to name a few.
We source these documents and ideas not as scripture, but as insight into how human beings should treat each other with respect and dignity. You can read our Theological Doctrine for more on this subject.
When it comes to marriage, AMM exists to fulfill a spiritual need that other institutions are not willing to, or unable to provide - access to marriage for all, regardless of religion, sexuality, or other defining traits. As the role of mainstream churches dwindles in the modern era, couples are turning to those that they know and trust to bless their marriage. AMM exist to facilitate this choice.
There are no good reasons why a couple should not be able to choose the person performing this most sacred rite. It is your inalienable right to choose the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and equally so, the person best fit to bless that union.