Sorry, this content has expired.

Personal Liberty

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

  • Kinetic1

    Since when does a judge have the power to order a citizen’s name be changed due to that judges religious views? Even if she had the power, she’s wrong!

    From Wikipedia (I know, it’s not the #1 source, but it serves the purpose here.)

    “A messiah is a saviour or liberator of a group of people, most commonly in the Abrahamic religions.
    In the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) a messiah (or mashiach) is a king or High Priest traditionally anointed with holy anointing oil.[1] However, messiahs were not exclusively Jewish, as the Hebrew Bible refers to Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, as a messiah[2] for his decree to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple. The Jewish”

    I wonder how many other decisions this judge has screwed up based on her religious beliefs?

    • jag

      Ageed!

  • JimH

    I want to name a boy “Evil Emperor”. But just call me Master.

  • jag

    Please! Just call me: IFLINGPOO! The mom is a few fries short of a HaPpYmEal!