According to an interview conducted by the Knoxville television station WBIR, Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered a baby's name to be changed from Messiah to Martin. The mother, Jaleesa Martin, reportedly said she was shocked that a judge could enforce her religious beliefs as part of her court decision.
The baby’s mother just doesn’t get it! This is really not a matter of the judge’s religious belief. It is a matter of equality. It is a matter of respect for others of a different religion.
Remember that many of those who reject Christianity see nothing wrong if they throw equality, fairness, and respect aside. When it comes to these ideals, to them Christians are the kooks.
Is the ruling of the judge correct? The word Messiah is definitely a title created within biblical context for the intention of only referring to Jesus Christ as the Savior. If this woman is so intent to disrespect Christians, why doesn’t she go all the way and call the baby “God.”