Reverend Moonpie Wants to Marry YOU! March 2, 2010 8:49 AM   Subscribe

Rev Mr MoonPie's ready to officiate your DC gay marriage.

And he's gotten the Washington City Paper to help shill for him!

Maybe shill's the wrong word - he's offering to do it free. I personally suspect, however, that it's all a plot to publicize his impending kool-aid pickle venture.

Kudos, Mr Moonpie.
posted by phearlez to MetaFilter-Related at 8:49 AM (48 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

For those who haven't a clue (like me a minute ago) - MrMoonPie.
posted by gman at 8:56 AM on March 2, 2010

Whoops, sorry - I just assume everyone knows MrMoonPie!
posted by phearlez at 8:58 AM on March 2, 2010

Another helpful link.
posted by ORthey at 9:01 AM on March 2, 2010

Well poop, maybe there's an award for most pointless and redundant metatalk post ;)
posted by phearlez at 9:22 AM on March 2, 2010

I would gay-marry Mr Moonpie.
posted by ColdChef at 9:25 AM on March 2, 2010

MrMoonPie is a dear friend and great guy. He gets my full endorsement.

If our hero gets overwhelmed, I can also recommend the civil ceremonies that the city does. The (hetero) service I attended was heartfelt and had real joy. It was much more than just some bureaucratic exercise.
posted by NortonDC at 9:30 AM on March 2, 2010

I always figured I probably knew Mr. Moonpie or, especially had seen him around, but after learning his name and seeing his picture (albeit with shades) I guess I don't know him after all.
posted by jgirl at 9:35 AM on March 2, 2010

I would gay-peep in the windows of Mr MoonChefs' boudoir.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:54 AM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

posted by MrMoonPie at 9:55 AM on March 2, 2010

MrMoonPie, that is awesome. Thank you for doing this!

When we were gay-married in San Francisco in 2004, City Hall was packed with homos who wanted to get married and volunteer officiants who wanted to marry them. It was wonderful and very moving to have these folks give their time in this way. There was a lot of crying (the good kind), so remember to put some extra kleenex or handkerchiefs in your pockets!
posted by rtha at 10:00 AM on March 2, 2010

I'm trying to spread the word to others--have passed this on to my local LGBT group as well as the national federation (on Facebook) I hope some group in the DC area takes this idea and runs with it, organizing a cadre of volunteer officiants.

Thank you, Mr. Moonpie.
posted by Stewriffic at 10:10 AM on March 2, 2010

One of the reasons this is urgent is that marriage license applicants must specify their officiant at the time of application. I could go down there tomorrow and advertise, I suppose.

There's a 3-day waiting period, so the earliest marriages will be on Tuesday, the 9th. I'm making arrangements with one couple to meet them at the courthouse at 8:30; they're planning on getting there in the wee hours, so they can try to be the first ones. We'll see how that goes.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:13 AM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

is it weird if a girl in Canada wants to thank you for doing this? oh well.

thanks for doing this!
posted by gursky at 11:41 AM on March 2, 2010 [2 favorites]

"Last October, Newman and his wife—an interracial couple—attended the National Equality March with a picket sign that read, “Our Marriage Was Once Illegal, Too” (The couple met in 2002 through a City Paper personals ad that read, “Every time you answer someone else’s ad, God kills a kitten. Tall urban hipster urges you to please, think of the kittens”)."

You are awesome.
posted by emilyd22222 at 11:47 AM on March 2, 2010 [3 favorites]

Awesome! This straight-Texas resident and former DC neighbor, would also like to thank you. I'll be spreading the word to friends in DC.
posted by fontophilic at 11:47 AM on March 2, 2010

A Californian here who also wishes to thank you for your efforts. Unfortunately we lost the right for gay couples to wed in this state and I hope that doesn't happen anywhere else!
posted by Lynsey at 11:55 AM on March 2, 2010

Lynsey, that's really part of why I'm doing this--we need to get as many folks through the process as possible, as quickly as possible.

Oh, and I'm up to three couples now!
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:57 AM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

MrMoonPie: I would like to state you are a mensch. Thank you for stepping up.
posted by mephron at 12:31 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

Good work!
posted by OmieWise at 1:28 PM on March 2, 2010

Three cheers for MrMoonPie!
posted by brundlefly at 1:30 PM on March 2, 2010

Kudos, bravo, and many thanks!

Also discussed on MetaChat, if you want to moon over Mr. Pie some more.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:47 PM on March 2, 2010

I'll officiate your Michigan gay-wedding in a church and everything. Though it won't count, so far as Lansing is concerned. /indescribable frustration
posted by Baby_Balrog at 1:59 PM on March 2, 2010

Bless you, MrMoonPie.
posted by lleachie at 2:17 PM on March 2, 2010

i know everyone involved in this story from subject to writer to publisher.

this is why i love DC.

mrmoonpie is like top 5 best people i have met from the internet

ps i may be moving back to capitol hill-- WOOHOO!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:15 PM on March 2, 2010

MrMoonPie, you're doing such a wonderful thing. Thank you!
posted by wiskunde at 4:29 PM on March 2, 2010

Going to get married to your same-sex partner in DC? Don't forget to get your free cupcake!
posted by Loto at 5:03 PM on March 2, 2010


I officiated some friends' marriage right before the vote on 8, so they got in under the wire. Then when they had a real ceremony (I did the paperwork on Saturday during a football game, beer in my hand), I wrote up some vows after interviewing them, and it was fucking gorgeous. Two beautiful women in these fantastic gowns, right on the coast, and they had motherfucking falcons. It was by far cooler than either of the straight marriages that I officiated.

With each same-sex couple that gets married, we get closer to equality as a nation. We have and continue to fuck this up as a nation, but each couple is a step forward to what we should expect from America.

Way to go, Mr. Moon Pie. Way to go DC.
posted by klangklangston at 5:51 PM on March 2, 2010

Wait wait - falcons? Tell me more, klang! Also, pix!!!!
posted by rtha at 6:02 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

This is Awesome MrMoonPie.
posted by Mitheral at 6:04 PM on March 2, 2010

My children (ages 13 and 9) are utterly and totally perplexed as to why gay marriage is illegal. My friends' kids are also equally perplexed. As long as parents like us keep raising kids like them, there is hope.

Thanks, Mr. Moon Pie. You rock!
posted by cooker girl at 6:07 PM on March 2, 2010 [3 favorites]

And when Californians get back the freedom to marry the person of one's choice, I'm in San Francisco, ordained, and waiting to perform gay weddings pro bono publico.
posted by phliar at 6:29 PM on March 2, 2010

Mr Moonpie, I favorite you a hundred times.
posted by dirk gently at 6:37 PM on March 2, 2010

MrMoonPie: Lynsey, that's really part of why I'm doing this--we need to get as many folks through the process as possible, as quickly as possible.

You know, with the amount of money people are willing to spend on a wedding, you're not exactly helping the industry by GIVING IT AWAY FOR FREE. Jesus Christ.

Okayokayokay, kid because we love, etc. The MoonPies are awesome and here are just a few pics to prove it.
posted by hangashore at 7:28 PM on March 2, 2010

MrMoonPie is my shordurpersav of the day. Goddamn, that's awesome.
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:25 AM on March 3, 2010

Hangashore: your pics moved me to tears.. Thanks. I needed that.
posted by the_royal_we at 2:44 AM on March 3, 2010

Hooooo boy--up to 8 couples I think? And I've told them all to tell folks in line to list me if they need a name, so it could very well be more. I have weddings planned at the courthouse Tuesday morning, at my house later that evening, and on various weekends for the rest of the month. I have a news crew who I'll be meeting Tuesday (Channel 9, CBS).

Little ol' me. Wow.
posted by MrMoonPie at 4:26 AM on March 3, 2010 [3 favorites]

the_royal_we: Hangashore: your pics moved me to tears.. Thanks. I needed that

Nope, not my pics. Even better: these are from MrMoonPie's blog, and are (mostly) pics that others took of the MoonPies as they showed their support at the marriage equality march in DC last October.
posted by hangashore at 5:18 AM on March 3, 2010

MrMoonPie: if you make it on TV, please let us know, so we can find the stream, point and go "That guy? He's a Man."
posted by mephron at 6:46 AM on March 3, 2010

I saw the MoonPies at the National Equality March getting their picture taken with someone who loved their sign. I noticed, because I loved their sign, too. Now it kind of feels like a celebrity sighting.

Congratulations, Mr. MoonPie - enjoy the upcoming weddings!
posted by EvaDestruction at 11:12 AM on March 3, 2010

posted by MrMoonPie at 9:54 AM on March 4, 2010

In an interesting coincidence, I'll be performing a marriage at a home in the Trinidad neighborhood of DC, a block away from where the Loving family lived after being kicked out of Virginia for marrying across racial lines.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:47 AM on March 5, 2010

Update: Got 8 weddings to do tomorrow, starting around 10 am at the courthouse and finishing at 7 pm at my house (plus another 10 in the coming weeks). In between, there's one at the office of David Catania, the Councilman who sponsored the marriage-equality legislation, and one on the roof of the Dept. of Interior. Timing is a little tight, especially in the afternoon, and no one was especially excited about being on TV, so I don't know that there will be any live coverage. But I bet there will be pictures!
posted by MrMoonPie at 3:46 PM on March 8, 2010

Words cannot describe the day I just had. All 8 couples were in the right places at the right times, and all difficulties were overcome. A bit stunned, still, so maybe I'll blog about it all later.
posted by MrMoonPie at 5:14 PM on March 9, 2010 [2 favorites]

MrMoonPie, that's just f'ing awesome.
posted by mrbill at 8:42 AM on March 10, 2010

13 down, 15 to go!
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:22 AM on March 16, 2010

Whoa! Keep it up.
posted by OmieWise at 10:51 AM on March 16, 2010

posted by MrMoonPie at 1:18 PM on March 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

25! Got kicked out of the National Arboretum today; guess they don't like unpermitted weddings. We got the papers signed first, so that's cool.
posted by MrMoonPie at 3:13 PM on March 28, 2010

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