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« Reply #26: April 16, 2007, 11:01:32 pm »

General rule in the US is that if you have a couple of other people who are willing to say you are their clergy; and the group of you are willing to incorporate; then you are clergy. 

Actually, you don't even have to incorporate, although that makes the government people easier to deal with. So long as the is some type of organized group regularly meeting to worship, the group can have clergy. There are various small Christian dominations who will not incorporate as they feel that that is subordinating the church to the state and against the will of God. They may have more trouble getting their clergy accepted as clergy by "check-off the boxes in this order" bureaucrats, but under the US Constitution the government cannot require churches to incorporate to be considered "real religions."
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