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Judge who ordered parents to change baby’s name from Messiah to Martin faces discipline case

Oct 28, 2013, 10:40 am CDT


Good to see someone judges the judges.

By John on 2013 10 28, 8:53 pm CDT

One has to wonder who is looking after this poor child though—can anyone imagine the problems he is going to have on the playground?  The parents have condemened this child to endless harassment and child-on-child persecution, yet the courts are so busy being politically correct that it’s being allowed.


By SavannahGuy on 2013 10 29, 9:09 am CDT

What’s pathetic is someone else presuming to know how to raise this child.  That’s not our role.

But let’s play your game, @2 SavannahGuy.  Can you predict which children will be picked on during adolescence?  Do you even remember adolescence?

The taunts of children can be directed at any nameā€”be it Messiah or Martin.  A name does not clothe a child in protective gear.  In fact, studies showing a correlation between the names chosen for children and their successes later in life have also had follow up studies indicating no causation.

But hey, I guess some people presume to know how others around them should live and act.  And I guess those folks will always try to force their views and opinions on the rest of us.

Good thing we have that document called a Constitution to limit their ability to do so.

By John on 2013 10 29, 10:57 am CDT

Because being made fun of by “the regulars” at the website isn’t humiliation enough….

By BMF on 2013 10 29, 6:14 pm CDT

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