I would like to know how one is suppose to interpret an individual who receives an Honorary Doctorate from a church or an unaccredited school? When I normally think of someone getting an Honorary Doctorate you normally think it would come from an accredited college or university. Here are some links to reference: Pastor Andrew Evans' Investiture: Pastor Andrew Evans' Investiture. - YouTube This individual received his Honorary Doctor of Divinity from a school that is non-accredited, but legal in the state of California. Established: 1969 Rabbi James Michaels accepts honorary doctorate Rabbi James Michaels accepts honorary doctorate - YouTube This one is very interesting because it is from a foundation that has been around for many years. This organization is also non-accredited, not an educational institution, and is legal in the state of Indiana. Established: 1962 I wanted to share that it's not just schools that award these type of honorariums, but that churches, religious entities, and other non-profit organizations do as well. When it comes to someone getting an accredited Honorary Doctorate there's no argument when it comes to those being accepted, but when it comes to entities that aren't accredited most of the majority of people would consider them not credible, and some even go so far as to label them "Diploma Mills." Also, please note what the Wikipedia references the following statement when it comes to the Doctor of Divinity in the United States, "Because there are no requirements, any organization may grant a Doctor of Divinity degree, and some will do so to anyone for a small fee." Doctor of Divinity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This of course is specifically pertaining to the United States case in 1974. How are we to interpret these examples, and would you say that these should be accepted or how would you judge the credentials?