(CHRISTIAN POST) — A U.S. judge in Tennessee has ordered that a child's first name must be changed from "Messiah" to Martin, saying that the word "Messiah" was a title that had been earned by only one person – Jesus Christ.
The parents of a seven-month-old boy, who had been named Messiah DeShawn Martin at birth, had gone to court in Tennessee fighting over what the child's last name should be.
However, when Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew found out that the child's first name was "Messiah" she ordered that the baby's first name must be changed as well. She argued that Messiah was not a name but a title, and that the title had been earned by just one person, and "that one person is Jesus Christ."
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