We live in a world that has become money driven, money has become a tool of satan. The United States Code (USC) is a compilation and codification of the general and permanent federal laws of the United States and I refer to one specifically. There is but one Universal Life Church compliant with 20 USC § 1003(5) and that is the Universal Life Church World Headquarters. The Universal Life Church World Headquarters has never charged a fee for their Doctorate of Divinity Degrees and they have added three more degrees for which they do not charge, a Doctorate of Biblical Studies, a Doctorate of Theology and a Doctorate of Pastoral Care.
An honorary degree or a degree "honoris causa" is an academic degree for which a university or Church such as the Universal Life Church World Headquarters (without monetary return) has waived the usual requirements. Degrees from a Church must be Church related in nature for example; a Doctorate of Divinity, a Doctorate of Biblical Studies, a Doctorate of Theology and/or a Doctorate of Pastoral Care would all be considered Church related. Unfortunately some churches use this loophole within the law to make a buck and attempt to sell such degrees as a Diploma (Degree) Mill..
In the USA an individual with an honorary degree ascertained in accord with statute is allowed by law to utilize the prefix Dr. or Doctor and a suffix or trailer of D.D. for a Divinity Degree, D.B.S. for a Biblical Studies Degree, Th.D for a Theology Degree or Ph.D for a Pastoral Care Degree. The recipient of an honorary degree may add the degree title postnominally, but it should always be made clear that the degree is honorary by adding "honorary" or "honoris causa" or "h.c." in parenthesis after the degree title. In some countries, a person who holds an honorary doctorate may use the title "Doctor" prenominally, abbreviated "Dr.h.c." or "Dr.(h.c.)". Sometimes, they use "Hon" before the degree letters, for example, "Hon DMus".
(A) (i) offers, for a fee, degrees, diplomas, or certificates, that may be used to represent to the general public that the individual possessing such a degree, diploma, or certificate has completed a program of post secondary education or training; and
(ii) requires such individual to complete little or no education or coursework to obtain such degree, diploma, or certificate; and
(B) lacks accreditation by an accrediting agency or association that is recognized as an accrediting agency or association of institutions of higher education (as such term is defined in section 102 [20 USCS § 1002]) by--
(i) the Secretary pursuant to subpart 2 of part H of title IV [20 USCS § 1099b]; or
(ii) a Federal agency, State government, or other organization or association that recognizes accrediting agencies or associations.”