There's something liberals and Tea Partiers agree on: we do not want Sharia law to be used in United States Courts.
But there's also something liberals and Tea Partiers don't agree on: having the Christian equivalent of Sharia law in United States Courts.
But it's here, for now, and we can only hope it gets booted quick.
Jaleesa Martin named her son Messiah DeShawn McCullough, but she and the now seven month old boy's father disagreed on what the last name should be. So, seeking a little help in the issue decided to go to a family court judge and ask for some, well, adjudication.
That's when things went all higgledy-piggledy.
Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the name change last week, according to WBIR-TV. The boy’s parents were in court because they could not agree on the child’s last name, but when the judge heard the boy’s first name, she ordered it changed, too. ...Apparently it doesn't matter what issue you come to the court with, if Judge Ballew notices something else that conflicts with her religious beliefs out comes the Bible and down comes the gavel. She unilaterally, and without anyone asking, changed a kid's name because she could.
“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 said.
Now imagine if there was a large Hispanic population and folks with kids named Jesus come before the court. Woof!
Or if Judge Reinhold has a court case! "Judge is a title," Bellew might say. "And that's only been earned by elected yahoos and not by actors from the 1980s!"
The other problem may be logistical. Ballew's gonna be real busy once she learns this little factoid:
Messiah was No. 4 among the fastest-rising baby names in 2012, according to the Social Security Administration’s annual list of popular baby names.Damn.