Star Wars Jedi's Free To Perform Wedding Ceremonies In Scotland
New laws in Scotland will allow Jedi's to officiate marriage ceremonies.
Changes to marriage in Scotland could pave the way for Star Wars Jedi's to perform ceremonies. The Free Church of Scotland said the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill will allow groups promoting a belief to marry couples. Various groups promote interest in the Jedi, including the Jedi Knight Society, which offers lessons from Master Yoda.
The Scottish government said the change was relevant to such bodies as humanists, who are classed as religious rather than non-religious. Church spokesman, the Reverend Iver Martin told BBC Alba, "The third category is quite astonishing because it is the so-called belief category without really defining what belief means.There are loads of people in a diverse society like this for whom belief can mean virtually anything - the Flat Earth Society and Jedi Knights Society - who knows?"
Jedi Knights are characters in the Star Wars franchise, which Disney recently purchased with the intention of releasing further movies. A Jedi school in California offers training in key skills, such as the use of light sabres. The Flat Earth Society - also mentioned by Rev Martin - promotes the theory that the Earth is flat, largely basing its ideas on literal interpretation of passages in the Bible.
So, we guess all that's left to say to engaged couples from Scotland who have a keen interest in Star Wars is.may the force be with you!
Star Wars Episode 7, directed by J.J. Abrams, is set for a 2015 release. Original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are thought to be reprising their roles.
Yoda [Pictured Here At WonderCon 2009] Could Officiate Your Wedding Ceremony!