August 12, 2013

Judge Decrees Baby Is Not The 701st Messiah

1 And there was a woman of the land of Tennessee, who did bring forth a child, and she did call his name Messiah, according to the custom of the land.
2 For a great trend had traveled across the land, and in the year of the child's birth, verily, the scribes of the government had recorded the deliverance of 700 babes named Messiah.
3 But a dispute arose concerning this Messiah, for some had said he should be called by the name of his mother, and others said he should be called by the name of his father, and so the child was brought before the judges.
4 And yea, the judges of Tennessee, in the County of Cocke, did ignore the law of the land, which was that the government should not compel the people in the practice of their religion.
5 And yea, one judge did decree that the child must not be named Messiah, notwithstanding that was not the question that was brought before the court in the first place.
6 "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," sayeth the judge.
7 And so the child must instead be called Martin.
8 And the woman who bore the child, and had brought him before the judge, did protest, saying she had chosen the name Messiah because she liked the sound of it, and also, "I didn't think a judge could change my baby's name because of her religious beliefs."
9 And she did tell those who had gathered that she would appeal.
10 And in the time it took for the judge's decree to go forth unto the world, at least three more Messiahs were born in the land.
11 And there was much rejoicing.

Judge orders baby's name be changed from Messiah [wbir.com]
US judge changes baby's name from Messiah to Martin [bbc]

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