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Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:45 PM

Judge rules baby can't be named "Messiah"

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/tenn-judge-childs-messiah-19931569


I think the judge overstepped her bounds.

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Reply Judge rules baby can't be named "Messiah" (Original post)
live love laugh Aug 2013 OP
Xyzse Aug 2013 #1
Xipe Totec Aug 2013 #2
live love laugh Aug 2013 #15
Name removed Aug 2013 #3
shraby Aug 2013 #4
DesertRat Aug 2013 #5
Gman Aug 2013 #6
Common Sense Party Aug 2013 #8
live love laugh Aug 2013 #16
Gman Aug 2013 #30
Common Sense Party Aug 2013 #39
backscatter712 Aug 2013 #33
Gman Aug 2013 #37
burnodo Aug 2013 #40
EC Aug 2013 #7
madinmaryland Aug 2013 #9
spanone Aug 2013 #10
Blaspherian Aug 2013 #20
RedCappedBandit Aug 2013 #11
live love laugh Aug 2013 #18
Posteritatis Aug 2013 #34
In_The_Wind Aug 2013 #12
Rex Aug 2013 #13
live love laugh Aug 2013 #19
Rex Aug 2013 #22
LostOne4Ever Aug 2013 #14
Warren DeMontague Aug 2013 #17
Blaspherian Aug 2013 #21
demosincebirth Aug 2013 #23
Enrique Aug 2013 #24
Posteritatis Aug 2013 #36
Johonny Aug 2013 #25
pepperbear Aug 2013 #26
valerief Aug 2013 #29
tanyev Aug 2013 #27
valerief Aug 2013 #28
Purveyor Aug 2013 #31
Posteritatis Aug 2013 #35
backscatter712 Aug 2013 #32
mstinamotorcity2 Aug 2013 #38
Common Sense Party Aug 2013 #41
burnodo Aug 2013 #42
tanyev Aug 2013 #44
0rganism Aug 2013 #43
etherealtruth Aug 2013 #45
Quantess Aug 2013 #46
PowerToThePeople Aug 2013 #47

Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:47 PM

1. Agreed.

Judge overstepped massively. Besides, she is using a church argument on this.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:47 PM

2. There went separation of Church and State. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:18 PM

15. I can't believe she re-named the child. The nerve. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:49 PM

4. Is she one of those "activist" judges?

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:50 PM

5. Ridiculous!

She certainly has overstepped her bounds! I've had many students named Jesus and Mohammed. A child's name is not a state issue.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:51 PM

6. The judge is right for the wrong reasons

Terrible name to have to carry for all your life. What's wrong with John? It's worse than some of the made up names people give their kids.

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Response to Gman (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:56 PM

8. Judge is wrong. It's not the judge's decision.

Being stupid isn't illegal. There are lots of ridiculous names.

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:19 PM

16. "Being stupid isn't illegal." Exactly. nt

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 06:47 PM

30. Well, it should be

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Response to Gman (Reply #30)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:38 PM

39. It should be illegal to be stupid?

Then we would have no Congress.

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Response to Gman (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:04 PM

33. There's apparently a decent number of kids named Messiah in the U.S.

I suppose next, we'll be prohibiting Latino families from naming their kids "Jesus"?

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #33)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:19 PM

37. The thing is its as unconstitutional as it gets

If the judge had said he just doesn't like the name, it would be a whole other issue. But for the reasons the judge changed the name he should be disbarred.

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Response to Gman (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:40 PM

40. not right at all

 

not up to the State what you name your child...not in any way, shape, form, or intention

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:53 PM

7. yep,

this exceeds the authority.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:57 PM

9. Wow! Just because the parents are poor spellers and could not spell Mark Messier's last name,

does not seem to be enough of a reason to not allow the child to be named after a hockey great.



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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:57 PM

10. she should be removed immediately. none. of. her. business.

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Response to spanone (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:29 PM

20. Agreed

 

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:01 PM

11. How does somebody as painfully stupid as this judge

even GET to such a position to begin with? What a travesty.

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Response to RedCappedBandit (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:23 PM

18. I would like to know how she made it through law school--if she did. nt

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Response to RedCappedBandit (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:07 PM

34. Are judges elected there? (nt)

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:14 PM

12. IMO: The Judge blew it!

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:17 PM

13. Yes well they've caught a judge hmmming along with his penis pump

 

IN court so...really not that shocked. I mean after penis pump judge...what is left?

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Response to Rex (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:28 PM

19. Whaaaa....I had to look this up and ... O.M.G.

Thompson's former court reporter, Lisa Foster, wiped away tears as she described tracing an unfamiliar "sh-sh" in the courtroom...

[link:http://www.strangecosmos.com/content/item/117452.html|

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:32 PM

22. Proof that reality is much stranger than fiction.

 

Seriously, after penis pump judge...what is left to scrape from the bottom of the barrel? Inflatable court transcriber?

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:18 PM

14. The judge should be sanctioned in some way

>.>
<.<

Though, I guess this means that the 2nd coming of the Messiah was talking about this baby getting his name back!



Sorry bad joke

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:22 PM

17. I think the Judge is WAY out of line here.

Agreed.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:30 PM

21. Ask the judge

 

if the name "Satan" would be ok

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:47 PM

23. I know a couple of Mexicans whos name is Jesus, which of course in Spanish the J sound is an H

sound. What would she say about that?

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:51 PM

24. she can do that?

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Response to Enrique (Reply #24)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:08 PM

36. She probably can't, as she's going to discover in the appeal. (nt)

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:58 PM

25. What test did the judge conduct to prove the child wasn't the Messiah again?

can the judge also tell holly water from tap water?

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 05:31 PM

26. here's a conundrum of sorts...what if mom had named the baby Messiah because of

her own personal religious beliefs.

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Response to pepperbear (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 06:20 PM

29. None of our business. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 05:56 PM

27. Maybe the parents are big Handel fans.

Maybe they met in a community chorus.

Or maybe, just maybe, it's none of the judge's damn business.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 06:20 PM

28. Take away her gavel and hit her over the head with it! nt

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 06:53 PM

31. Didn't something sort of similar to this happened when someone named their kid Hitler? eom

 

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #31)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:07 PM

35. There were a variety of additional issues going on there. (nt)

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:01 PM

32. The judge is way out of line.

Especially since she cited her own personal religious beliefs in her decision to force the tyke's name change.

You'd think a fucking judge would have read the fucking First Amendment.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:30 PM

38. I am not surprised.

The religious right is always putting their two cents and intra-vaginal probes where they don't belong. It seems right they want to be in the baby naming business. We all know what this is. Been there seen it before.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:40 PM

41. I wonder what the judge thinks of the thousands of babies born each year named Jesús.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:42 PM

42. I think someone should name their child "President"

 

see how that goes over

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Response to burnodo (Reply #42)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 08:27 PM

44. If Sarah Palin had any more kids, I'd totally expect that.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:52 PM

43. i read the article trying to understand how the case came to court at all

The article didn't say, but the comments below (and you should just look at some of the racist/bigoted shit on there!) clarified that the case was originally about establishing the baby's last name.

At first I was totally confused -- after all, who has standing to make a legal case about a name, other than the holder of that name?

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 09:05 PM

45. A person that can't (even attempt to) set aside personal biases ...

... has no business on the bench!

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 09:09 PM

46. That was not the only child named Messiah, either.

If this is not the same kid as the one whose Mom I talked to 3 years ago, (and I doubt it is the same kid) then there are at least 2 Messiahs running around.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 09:12 PM

47. Everyone in her area should go put in for a name change to "Messiah."

 

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