Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew From Tennessee Needs To Be Enlightened About The "Separation of Church & State"

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Normal Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew From Tennessee Needs To Be Enlightened About The "Separation of Church & State"

Post by NiteSpinR on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:29 am

August 11, 2013

A Tennessee woman named her baby Messiah, but she and the boy's father couldn't agree on whose last name he should bear. So they went to court.

Except at a hearing in Cocke County Chancery Court on Thursday, Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew changed Messiah's first name. 
"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," the judge told WBIR-TV, a local channel.


The mother, Jaleesa Martin, told WBIR that she and the boy's father had gone to the hearing in eastern Tennessee to argue over the boy's last name. Born Jan. 9, the boy was named Messiah Deshawn Martin, with his mother's last name.


Ballew decided otherwise. The judge renamed him Martin DeShawn McCullough, which includes both parents' names.

The judge explained her decision to WBIR-TV in an interview by citing the area's heavily Christian population.

“It could put him at odds with a lot of people, and at this point he has had no choice in what his name is," Ballew said.

Jaleesa Martin rejected that argument. "I didn’t think a judge could make me change my baby’s name because of her religious beliefs," Martin told the TV station, adding, “Everybody believes what they want, so I should be able to name my child what I want to name him."

Christianity isn't the only religion that lays claim to the concept of a messiah, and Messiah is an increasingly popular name in the U.S.

According to U.S. Social Security Administration statistics, Messiah was the fourth-fastest-growing name for boys in the U.S. between 2011 and 2012.
In 2012, Messiah was the 387th most common name given to baby boys in the U.S.
Martin said she would continue calling the boy Messiah and would appeal the judge's decision.
Ballew couldn't be reached for comment Sunday.


Does this Judge intend to change the names of every individual names Jesus?  She's sure got her work cut out for her.
Someone needs to get Queen Latifah, Prince Jackson and the artist "Formally Known As Prince" on the phone and warn them not to go anywhere near Tennessee.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-baby-messiah-20130811,0,5368290.story

_________________
along comes a spider to sit down beside ya


Be Humble For You Are Made Of Earth~Be Noble For You Are Made Of Stars
avatar
NiteSpinR
Tech Support Admin
Tech  Support  Admin

Join date : 2009-05-30

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew From Tennessee Needs To Be Enlightened About The "Separation of Church & State"

Post by Wrapitup on Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:58 am

NO COMMENT. (Which is a 'comment' in itself.).rabbit

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew From Tennessee Needs To Be Enlightened About The "Separation of Church & State"

Post by raine1953 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:17 am

Wow. I think I'd take that to a higher court if I were the parents. Not that I like the name, doesn't matter, the judge should NOT allow her personal feelings to affect the case. MOO.
avatar
raine1953
Administration
Administration

Join date : 2010-01-21

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew From Tennessee Needs To Be Enlightened About The "Separation of Church & State"

Post by Wrapitup on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:14 am

In total agreement w/your MOO.

_________________
Prayers for our little HaLeigh Cummings, wherever she may be!!

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.
-- Dale Dauten--

Thank you RAINE for all you ARE!! I will ALWAYS hold you in my Heart!!
avatar
Wrapitup
Founder
Founder

Join date : 2009-05-28

http://victimsheartland.forumotion.com/forum.htm

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew From Tennessee Needs To Be Enlightened About The "Separation of Church & State"

Post by NiteSpinR on Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:06 am

DITTO!

_________________
along comes a spider to sit down beside ya


Be Humble For You Are Made Of Earth~Be Noble For You Are Made Of Stars
avatar
NiteSpinR
Tech Support Admin
Tech  Support  Admin

Join date : 2009-05-30

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew From Tennessee Needs To Be Enlightened About The "Separation of Church & State"

Post by NiteSpinR on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:51 pm

WOW! There are so many things I could say about this bible thumping judge... but I'll hold my tongue!
Most of you know that's an incredibly challenging thing for me to accomplish! LOL!



What a cute little person he is!

_________________
along comes a spider to sit down beside ya


Be Humble For You Are Made Of Earth~Be Noble For You Are Made Of Stars
avatar
NiteSpinR
Tech Support Admin
Tech  Support  Admin

Join date : 2009-05-30

Back to top Go down

Normal Re: Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew From Tennessee Needs To Be Enlightened About The "Separation of Church & State"

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum