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Magistrate's Messiah Complex

Neal Wooten | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Neal Wooten

I've always been concerned about judges and magistrates having too much power, making way too many decisions based not on law or precedence, but on their own personal or religious beliefs.

Judge Who Ordered Baby's Named To Be Changed Faces Charges

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2013 | Parents

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A Tennessee judge who ordered a baby's name changed from Messiah to Martin, saying the fo...

Group Fights Back Against Judge Who Changed Baby's Messiah Name

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Wisconsin-based nonprofit association of atheists and agnostics says it has filed a complaint against a Tennessee magistrate for...

Mom Of Baby 'Messiah" Will Appeal Judge's Decision To Change His Name

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee judge's decision to change a baby's first name from Messiah to Martin is drawing strong reactions from people who beli...

Judge Cites Jesus As Reason For Changing Baby's Name

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents

NEWPORT, Tenn. -- A judge in Tennessee changed a 7-month-old boy's name to Martin from Messiah, saying the religious name was earned by one person and...