Judge ignores the Constitution, forbids family to call kid Messiah

According to soon-to-be-overturned Tennessee Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew (bottom left), you can't name a kid Messiah (right). Not because it's a really stupid name—says the guy named Jesus—but because it can only be our Lord and Savior's "title." Lady, Messiah is not the Messiah. He's just a very naughty boy.

Jackass Judge Rules That Baby Can't Be Named 'Messiah'

In yet another case of religion meets stupidity meets power, Tennessee Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew changed a 7-month-old boy's name to Martin from Messiah, saying the religious name was earned by one person and "that one person is Jesus Christ."

Even though Messiah was No. 4 among the fastest-rising baby names in 2012, this judge took it upon herself to tell the parents — who were in court to determine what last name Messiah should have — that there first name choice was unfit. Cue the peanut gallery asking where this judge was when Apple and North were chosen.

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Messiah's mom is appealing the judge's decision, and it'll go before the Cocke County Chancellor on Sept. 17.

[WBIR]