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

fwiw, i could give two shits about this or any name someone chooses for their child.  and neither should anyone else, especially a judge.  if a member of the WBC wanted to name their child "Godhatesfags" i could care less. 

ironically, it's the Christian right which is always complaining about the gov't taking away their liberty.  i'm pretty certain that a judge renaming your baby is quite an intrusion into personal freedom, and more specifically religious freedom.  me thinks some conservative Christians may have a hard time squaring this circle. 

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The freedoms the right wing religious types talk about is the same freedom guaranteed by Kim Jong Un of North Korea. You're free to say or do anything you want, so long as it agrees with him.

How is it that this judge didn't step in for baby North West? I really don't understand the amount of drugs people have to take to think that's a good name, great place to live, but I wouldn't want my name to go by directions on a compass.

I cant believe I'm the first with this;

He not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy!

Seriously though what a stupid waste of the courts time. This "judge" should be thrown out of court.

MB

Monty Python should be required viewing everywhere.

I think there have been issues with the child named "Adolph Hitler".  Messiah is much nicer.  I knew a doctor whose first name was "Jihad". 

People should think about the effects of the names they give their children.  In this case, I think the Judge was wrong, and the decision was based not on adverse effects on the child, but rather on the religious aspect.

I hope nobody tells here that some children are named "Mary".

"I hope nobody tell her that some children are named 'Mary'"  That's great Sentient! :)

i had a friend whose father was Dick Standing.  he could have gone with Richard, but...

Perhaps this judge would like to force all persons named "Jesus" to change their names as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_%28name%29

Notable individuals named Jesus as first name

Jesús Alou (born 1942), Dominican baseball player
Jesus Baza Duenas, Catholic priest in Guam
Jesús Flores (born 1984), Venezuelan baseball player
Jesús Guevara, Venezuelan boxer
Jesús Guzmán (born 1984), Venezuelan baseball player
Jesús Herrera, Mexican long-distance runner
Jesús Jiménez Zamora (1823–1897), President of Costa Rica from 1863 to 1866 and 1868 to 1870
Jesus Quintana, character in the film The Big Lebowski
Jesús Chucho Sanoja (1926–1998), Venezuelan musician
Jesús López-Cobos (b. 1940), Spanish conductor
Jesús Martínez (b. 1976), Mexican boxer
Jesús Montero (born 1989), Venezuelan baseball player
Jesús Navas, Spanish football player
Jesús Pérez (b. 1971), Colombian boxer
Jesús Chávez (b. 1972), Mexican boxer
Jesús Pérez (b. 1984), Venezuelan cyclist
GG Allin was originally named Jesus Christ Allin
James Jesus Angleton, Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counter-Intelligence of the CIA

This judge has certainly overstepped her authority. 

great list.

This judge should have a field day with Christmas Abbott, a young lady who works with the pit crew changing tires on racing cars. Maybe Ms. Abbott would have to be born on a different day.

So much for separation of Church and state.

I keep thinking about the old Johnny Cash song about the boy named Sue.

I knew a lady name Sylvania because her parents liked the name of the TV. She was very nice and didnt seem traumatized by the name. If it was now she might be Sony.

Really that judge was innapropriate and should be named 'former judge'.

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