Imprisoned Cannabis minister Rev. Roger Christie married his long-time sweetheart and co-defendant Share E. St. Cyr at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center today, Friday, January 6, 2012.
In a phone message to HawaiiNewsDaily.com, Mrs. Christie said that the ceremony took just 20 minutes to complete.
“It’s done,” said Share Christie. “I didn’t keep the ‘St. Cyr’ after all,” she said. “I was writing it down and said, ‘I don’t think I want all this’. So it’s just ‘Share’ with no ‘E’ on it. Share Christie.”
“What an experience,” added Rev. Christie, in a corrlinks.com email message to HND. “The Minister did a fine job, and the FDC staff was courteous.”
“The unusual location disappeared momentarily as we held hands and gazed into each other’s eyes and shared our vows,” Christie wrote. “Share looked like an angel to me, her eyes were so clear and beautiful to look into as her voice delivered words of love and support that went straight into my heart. The ceremony took me to a place of unknown emotions… with great promise for the future. We got to breathe deeply together and have a few kisses, too. We tied the knot by hand-fasting with a hemp cloth prayer shawl. I’m a very happy man to have Share in my life. And so it is.”
Both Rev Christie and the new Mrs. Christie were arrested by Federal authorities on July 8, 2010. Share was released within a few days of the arrest to prepare for her trail on marijuana trafficking charges, along with 12 other defendants in the case. Mr. Christie — an avowed pacifist with no prior arrest record — has been held without bail at the Honolulu FDC for the past 18 months.
“It was so good to finally touch Roger,” said Mrs. Christie.
The Christie’s Federal court trial has been tentatively scheduled for August 28, 2012.