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Most people want to avoid a sideshow at their wedding.

For those who don’t, Valentine’s Day is your chance to get married by Coney Island sideshow impresario Dick Zigun. Coney Island USA is throwing its fifth annual Valentine’s Day for Lovers and Losers on Feb. 14, And Zigun, an ordained minister and certified marriage officiant, will be giving couples a first-class ticket to the tunnel of love. The unofficial mayor of Sodom by the Sea said the church that ordained him is more paper mache than a Spook-A-Rama prop, but his credentials are rock solid.

“There is an online church — the Universal Life Church — that exists so wackos or celebrities can get ordained without actually going to seminary college,” Rev. Zigun said, adding the city recognizes him as a legit man of the cloth and issued him a certificate to officiate marriages in 2012.

Zigun will also be officiating vow renewals, and if you’re not ready to take the plunge, you and your paramour can still have Zigun formalize your exclusivity.

“Being our Coney Island huckster, I’ll also be issuing ‘going steady certificat­es,’ ” he said.

Beyond weddings, the party will also feature burlesque acts, a musical performance by local LED-emblazoned six-string shredder Blazes, and a raffle with prizes, Zigun said.

And the romantically un-entangled needn’t let the stigma of going stag stop them from coming out — you may just get lucky, one organizer said.

“Some people without a lover sit at home or wherever they are, so they’re considered losers, but if they come to our show, they’re probably going to get somebody who will put a smile on their face,” said Princess Pat Muko, the sideshow’s resident snake charmer, risque dancer, and ambler over broken glass.

Muko held similar events living in England, and when she moved state-side, she pitched it as a way to get folks out to wind-swept Coney in the winter time. It was an uphill battle, but she came out on top, she said.

“I said, because I’m a hustler, you give me the chance,” she said. “They did, and the place was packed.”

“Princess Pat presents: The Fifth Annual Valentine’s Day for Lovers and Losers” at Coney Island USA (1208 Surf Ave. between Stillwell Avenue and W. 12th Street, www.coneyisland.com). Feb. 14 at 9 pm. $15. Marriages are $100 — for information, e-mail Rev. Zigun at dzigun@gmail.com.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Universal Life Church from Brooklyn and Worldwide says:
There maybe a ULC for "Wackos or celebrities" as you say, but there is also a Universal Life Church for non-wackos and everyday non-celebrities as well.

Universal Life Church World Headquarters
1825 NW Corporate Blvd, Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL. 33431
Phone: (561)962-0940
FaxNo: (561)962-0946
Hours: 8:30 - 5:30 EST After Hours: Please Leave a Message

Email: ulc@ulcnetwork.com
Visit Our Website at: http://www.ulcnetwork.com

Mission Statement:

"The Universal Life Church World Headquarters defends the unborn, feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, educates the young, welcomes refugees, and cares for the sick, both at home and abroad. They believe the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God."

Ordination

"A vocation is a fruit that ripens in a well cultivated field of mutual love that becomes mutual service, in the context of an authentic ecclesial life. No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love. We are designed with a dreaming brain and a hopeful spirit; it is our nature to envision the life of our dreams. And while dreaming comes easy to us, we must never forget that it takes strength, dedication, and courageous action to bring that dream to life."

Do you wish to pursue a vocation in ministry - become a minister, get ordained or serve as a wedding officiant? We provide ordination to men and women enabling work in all facets of Christian Ministry with ministers in the USA, Canada, UK, Africa, South America, Germany, India, France, Switzerland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, China, Mexico and many other countries throughout the world.
Feb. 11, 2015, 1:30 am
Blazes from Far off Galaxy says:
Greetings,
This is Blazes. The box office may be running low on tickets for Coney Island's Valentine's Day show; however, I have some tickets left.
If you want tickets for Saturday's show which includes an electrifying LIVE performance by Blazes himself email:
BlazesGalaxy@gmail.com
Only a few tickets remaining.
Feb. 11, 2015, 10:57 pm
Universal One Church from God's World says:
The Non-wacko Universal Life Church has opted to change its name to Universal One Church to help separate the wackos as your article speaks of from the non-wackos.....

Universal One Church, Inc.
803 Tallahassee Street
Carrabelle, FL. 32322-3220 USA
Phone: (850)720-1061

Hours: 8:30 - 5:30 EST After Hours: Please Leave a Message

Email: brothermichael@universalonechurch.org
Visit Our Website at: http://www.universalonechurch.org

Mission Statement:

"The Universal One Church defends the unborn, feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, educates the young, welcomes refugees, and cares for the sick, both at home and abroad. They believe the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God."

Ordination

"A vocation is a fruit that ripens in a well cultivated field of mutual love that becomes mutual service, in the context of an authentic ecclesial life. No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love. We are designed with a dreaming brain and a hopeful spirit; it is our nature to envision the life of our dreams. And while dreaming comes easy to us, we must never forget that it takes strength, dedication, and courageous action to bring that dream to life."

Do you wish to pursue a vocation in ministry - become a minister, get ordained or serve as a wedding officiant? We provide ordination to men and women enabling work in all facets of Christian Ministry with ministers in the USA, Canada, UK, Africa, South America, Germany, India, France, Switzerland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, China, Mexico and many other countries throughout the world.

Summary

The Universal One Church as the name implies is a worldwide Religious Non-Profit Organization, extending its reach to the every corner of the globe. The Universal One Church offers weekly Sunday Services, Bible Study and faith based programming on the Universal One Church Radio Network and through iHeartRadio. Note: Any transmission hereof of any kind without the express written permission of the Universal One Church is strictly prohibited.
April 10, 2015, 2:29 am

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