Friday, October 25, 2013

Magistrate Charged For Changing Name Of Messiah

The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has filed formal charges against a child support magistrate who ordered that a child's name be changed from Messiah to Martin.

The reasoning for the change:

This court finds that it is not in the child's best interest to keep the first name, "Messiah". "Messiah" means Savior, Deliverer, the One who will restore God's Kingdom. "Messiah" is a title held only by Jesus Christ.

The magistrate reasserted this view in a television interview.

The formal complaint alleges multiple violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct. (Mike Frisch)

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