In the specific case of the University of Sedona, their business model requires graduates to pay ordained membership fees to keep their degree. I don't think this is a legal requirement but just a business model. They just rent you the degree but not grant you the degree. A very clever way to keep the cash flowing. I believe this type of credentials might be valid in the US but might not be valid in the UK and Germany. Some countries are very strict about the Dr. title. In Canada, one can legally use the PhD from UoS but you cannot refer yourself as a Dr. For Government jobs, one need to supply an official degree equivalency certificate from an authority. For industry jobs, it is market driven, it is up to the employer to recognize the credential but my guess is that UoS graduates would have a hard time selling themselves for professional jobs.