Bill Nye and the Science of Restraining Orders

Do you know who Bill Nye is? He is the science guy who hosted the educational Public Broadcasting Service series "Bill Nye, the Science Guy".

He hit the news this week after seeking a permanent restraining order against Blair Tindall, alleging she tried to poison his vegetable garden. I first met Bill years ago will working at Disney.

Ok so it's another marriage gone bad and those involved lose their mind. But it's gets even stranger. Nye identified Tindall as his ex-fiancee. But the two announced in February 2006 that they were married by none other than the Rick Warren, pastor and author of "The Purpose-Driven Life." People attended, there is a videotape of it, they said I do and Pastor Ricky announced them as man & wife. So what this "we're not really married" stuff?

All I can find is at some point they found out their marriage license was "invalid." On the court papers Bill Nye was not even sure of Tindall's birthdate. Usually a claim of a "non valid" marriage means the certificate was never filed with the state. It's the responsibility of the presider (in this case Rick Warren) to file the paperwork. Unless of course Rick Warren isn't really a pastor and therefore does not have the authority to marry couples. Hhumm?