If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(AATTP.org)   Judge orders mother to change her baby's name from "Messiah." This did not happen in Hawaii, and it is not a repeat from 1961   (aattp.org) divider line 289
    More: Interesting, Hawaii, Messiahs  
•       •       •

5938 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Aug 2013 at 11:05 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



289 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-08-11 08:23:52 PM  
Did it happen in Kenya?
 
2013-08-11 08:34:09 PM  
Well, he's not the messiah. He's a very naughty boy.
 
2013-08-11 08:56:16 PM  
What a great headline

I hope this goes green
 
2013-08-11 09:33:52 PM  
I don't want to be a messiah.  Messiahs die young.
 
2013-08-11 09:47:42 PM  

HighOnCraic: I don't want to be a messiah.  Messiahs die young.


And virgin.
 
2013-08-11 11:09:14 PM  
Does Messiah mean, "Indonesian dog eater"?
 
2013-08-11 11:09:17 PM  
Wow. The name is bad enough, but then the reasoning of the judge just went full-on hardcore stupid.
 
2013-08-11 11:09:43 PM  

Karac: HighOnCraic: I don't want to be a messiah.  Messiahs die young.

And virgin.


No doctrine of the Church says that Jesus didn't get it on.
 
2013-08-11 11:11:13 PM  
Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew refused to let the word "Messiah" be used in the child's name, saying:

"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."

Better not let this magistrate loose on Judge Reinhold's parents.
 
2013-08-11 11:12:39 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Wow. The name is bad enough, but then the reasoning of the judge just went full-on hardcore stupid.


Yeah. Pbthh.
 
2013-08-11 11:13:15 PM  
hee hee hee
 
2013-08-11 11:13:20 PM  
Maybe the judge was trying to keep the poor kid from being stuck with an idiotic choice for a name.  Yeah, the judge shouldn't have a say in it, but when a woman thinks that her son should be named Messiah, someone should step in to explain that she's a fool.

Potential employer: Name?
Messiah:  Messiah.
Potential employer: ...
 
2013-08-11 11:14:59 PM  

zzzzt: Maybe the judge was trying to keep the poor kid from being stuck with an idiotic choice for a name.  Yeah, the judge shouldn't have a say in it, but when a woman thinks that her son should be named Messiah, someone should step in to explain that she's a fool.

Potential employer: Name?
Messiah:  Messiah.
Potential employer: ...


I suppose he could adopt a different pronunciation for it. "Meh-shee-yah" or just "Shai-yah" for short.
 
2013-08-11 11:15:11 PM  
Not sure where the greater FAIL is here.

A) Naming a kid Messiah in the first place.
B) Not being able to agree no a last name for said kid.
C) Taking that gripe to a Tennessean Family Court.
D) Being told you can't name your name that by some fundie with a gavel.

So much FAIL here. It's really hard to chose.

What's the name of the FAIL Judge again? "Lu Ann Ballew"? Really?

Okay, gonna with her cos I find her name even funnier than Messiah plus the whole fundie thing.
 
2013-08-11 11:15:16 PM  
aka "Messy" to his friends and enemies alike.
 
2013-08-11 11:15:46 PM  
I made this comment in the last thread, but I feel it bears repeating.

Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-08-11 11:15:49 PM  
This seems to be a desperate effort to put this in the "Politics" tab.
 
2013-08-11 11:16:14 PM  
Stopped reading at  "When mother Jaleesa Martin and her baby's father...."
 
2013-08-11 11:16:35 PM  
agree no to.

To, not no.

/I fail.
 
2013-08-11 11:16:44 PM  
The woman should be free to name her kid anything she damn well wants.  If the kid doesnt like his name he's just as free to have it changed when he turns 18.
 
2013-08-11 11:17:16 PM  
Repubs are dinosaurs. No other way to say it.
 
2013-08-11 11:18:14 PM  
I hate to break the chain of light-hearted wharrrgabbl, but assuming there's a law against using a title as a name (and I could see that as being one of the few naming laws they might have in the US), I would have to agree with that Messiah is a title.  Although the "there is only one Messiah" things runs up against first Amendment restrictions.

It would also mean the name "Chris" is dangerously close to the chopping block.
 
2013-08-11 11:18:52 PM  
"name your name" should also be "name your kid".

/Hey wow look, Fark has a preview button now. Cool. I should check that out.
 
2013-08-11 11:19:20 PM  

HighOnCraic: Did it happen in Kenya?


Did you say Kenya?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtWVrwb8I2E
 
2013-08-11 11:19:45 PM  
Major Major Major Major is not amused.
 
2013-08-11 11:19:51 PM  

uh...nobody: The woman should be free to name her kid anything she damn well wants.  If the kid doesnt like his name he's just as free to have it changed when he turns 18.


I know, right? What kind of country is this?

Signed,
Assface Pus Twatcheese
 
2013-08-11 11:20:07 PM  

JosephFinn: Karac: HighOnCraic: I don't want to be a messiah.  Messiahs die young.

And virgin.

No doctrine of the Church says that Jesus didn't get it on.


Are you trying to say that out Lord and Savior hung out with a supposed prostitute and DID get jiggly with it?! I am gob smacked kind sir. Absolutely gob smacked.


Why yes, I did realize the auto correct made jiggy into jiggly. I kinda liked it
 
2013-08-11 11:20:20 PM  

BurrisYeltsin: Repubs are dinosaurs. No other way to say it.


yep
 
2013-08-11 11:20:32 PM  
He couldn't Handel it?
 
2013-08-11 11:21:07 PM  

quatchi: What's the name of the FAIL Judge again? "Lu Ann Ballew"? Really?


At least her last name isn't "Platter".

Messiah DeShawn actually sounds kind of normal for some black kid from some rural county.

I'm going to name my next kid Doctor and hope he or she becomes a doctor just so they can call him or her Doctor Doctor.
 
2013-08-11 11:21:16 PM  

Catlenfell: He couldn't Handel it?


nicely played!
 
2013-08-11 11:21:22 PM  
Dude, your blog sucks and the TEA Party has long burned through its fifteen minutes of fame.

It's like someone scraped together the derp from the '09 Tea Party and flipped the polarity crystal.
 
2013-08-11 11:21:42 PM  
media.washingtonpost.com

"If I had a son, he'd have a name like Mess-sigh-yeah"
 
2013-08-11 11:21:44 PM  

uh...nobody: The woman should be free to name her kid anything she damn well wants.  If the kid doesnt like his name he's just as free to have it changed when he turns 18.


Cool, I think I'll name my firstborn Allah.
 
2013-08-11 11:22:52 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Wow. The name is bad enough, but then the reasoning of the judge just went full-on hardcore stupid.


Well, if you're stupid enough to agree to let a Judge decide your baby's name in the first place, don't be surprised if neither parent likes the end result.

The judge seems to have actually had the best interests of the child at heart.  Weird.
 
2013-08-11 11:23:24 PM  
That pastor at my ex-girlfriend's family's church is named Apostle.  I think that might be a little pretentious, but I guess if he's a priest, being named Apostle could be okay
 
2013-08-11 11:23:38 PM  
I'm going to guess this judge has no idea what the name Joshua has to do with Jesus.
 
2013-08-11 11:23:50 PM  
First time I heard a black person named Messiah, Jesus however... scream that name in a prison and 15 latinos look at you.
 
2013-08-11 11:23:55 PM  

Secret Master of All Flatulence: AverageAmericanGuy: Wow. The name is bad enough, but then the reasoning of the judge just went full-on hardcore stupid.

Well, if you're stupid enough to agree to let a Judge decide your baby's name in the first place, don't be surprised if neither parent likes the end result.

The judge seems to have actually had the best interests of the child at heart.  Weird.


It's almost Solomon-like.  Almost.
 
2013-08-11 11:24:07 PM  
"Jesus" still a common first name.
 
2013-08-11 11:24:07 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: uh...nobody: The woman should be free to name her kid anything she damn well wants.  If the kid doesnt like his name he's just as free to have it changed when he turns 18.

Cool, I think I'll name my firstborn Allah.


The joke is that you couldn't use Mohammad because there are hundreds of millions who already do, making the story linked in the article just a little less sensationalistic and rage-worthy.
 
2013-08-11 11:24:24 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: uh...nobody: The woman should be free to name her kid anything she damn well wants.  If the kid doesnt like his name he's just as free to have it changed when he turns 18.

Cool, I think I'll name my firstborn Allah.


www.sesamestreet.org

Allah Peanut Butter Sandwiches?
 
2013-08-11 11:24:31 PM  

bhcompy: That pastor at my ex-girlfriend's family's church is named Apostle.  I think that might be a little pretentious, but I guess if he's a priest, being named Apostle could be okay


Seriously? That's wierd.
 
2013-08-11 11:26:08 PM  
DNRTFA but don't like the idea that a judge can change a babby's name if he doesn't like it.

if that's what happened.
 
2013-08-11 11:26:30 PM  

aerojockey: I hate to break the chain of light-hearted wharrrgabbl, but assuming there's a law against using a title as a name (and I could see that as being one of the few naming laws they might have in the US), I would have to agree with that Messiah is a title.  Although the "there is only one Messiah" things runs up against first Amendment restrictions.



I've never heard of any such law in the US.  I know there are some countries that like to approve names, but AFAIK you can call your child King Pope Farking Allah if you want.
 
2013-08-11 11:26:31 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: uh...nobody: The woman should be free to name her kid anything she damn well wants.  If the kid doesnt like his name he's just as free to have it changed when he turns 18.

Cool, I think I'll name my firstborn Allah.


Enjoy your fatwa.
 
2013-08-11 11:26:55 PM  
Dick Pound
 
2013-08-11 11:27:33 PM  
When I was a kid a kid named Jesus (pronounced "hey-zeus") De La Cruz vanished from my hometown. I always thought there was a real opportunity for humor there, but the signs all said "have you seen Jesus," instead of "have you found Jesus?"
 
2013-08-11 11:28:10 PM  
But hey, keep passing laws that ban Sharia Law. Can't be too careful out there...
 
2013-08-11 11:28:16 PM  

aerojockey: I hate to break the chain of light-hearted wharrrgabbl, but assuming there's a law against using a title as a name (and I could see that as being one of the few naming laws they might have in the US), I would have to agree with that Messiah is a title.  Although the "there is only one Messiah" things runs up against first Amendment restrictions.

It would also mean the name "Chris" is dangerously close to the chopping block.


Or 'Taylor' and 'Hunter'.
 
Displayed 50 of 289 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report