Who does Lu Ann Bellew think she is to say who we will call messiah? Nonetheless this woman, who is a judge in the 4th Judicial District of Tennessee, settled a dispute between the parents of a 7-month old boy by ruling, according to UPI.com today, that the child’s first name must be changed from “Messiah” to Martin on the grounds 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.”
Update: The Grand Supreme Judicial Overlord of Tennessee has overruled the name change on First, Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment grounds and ordered Judge Ballew’s last name changed to Wop-bop-a-lew-bop and her first name changed to Instant Karma.
- US judge bars baby name Messiah (bbc.co.uk)
- Tennessee judge rules baby can’t be named Messiah (upi.com)