Judge Declares Baby’s Name Unchristian; Only Jesus is the Messiah, so You Can't Name it That

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Post by Lurker on Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:56 pm

Tennessee child support magistrate Lu Ann Ballew unilaterally decided to rename a seven-month-old boy “Martin” because she objected to the parents’ selection of “Messiah.” Her reasoning, she explained, was that, “The word Messiah is a title and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ.”
WBIR reported that Messiah’s mother and father could not agree on a last name for their child and brought the question to Cocke County Chancery Court on Thursday. But rather than just deciding on a last name, the judge also gave the child a new first name, renaming the infant Martin DeShawn McCullough.
Ballew claimed that the move was in the best interest of the child living in a heavily Christian county: “It could put him at odds with a lot of people and at this point he has had no choice in what his name is.” Asked about her thoughts about the many children named “Jesus,” Ballew responded, “I thought about that, and that’s not relevant to this case.”




http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/08/12/2449591/tennessee-judge-renames-messiah/

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:40 am

Stupid name for a kid; stupider decision by a judge. But hey, I'm sure he wants the government off our backs and to let people live their own lives ...

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