Monday, September 23, 2013

The Black Messiah

Strange case in Tennessee - a Negro mother and father brought their baby to court in order to determine if the baby should bear the mother's name or the father's. Meanwhile the judge decided she did not like the baby's first name "Messiah", so she changed it.

Told you it was strange - a black man who wants to be identified as the father of a child? Absurd!

Quoting Judge Lu Ann Ballew: “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. It could put him at odds with a lot of people and at this point he has had no choice in what his name is.”

"Put him at odds with a lot of people"? Do you mean ... Jews? Do you expect the B'nai Brith of Tennessee to order the killing of all the male infants in the state?

It's a moot point anyway. The decision was recently reversed. And before we go lobbing holy hand grenades of Antioch at more right-wing Christian stupidity, let us remember that if it had been a secular liberal judge, s/he too would have objected to the name "Messiah" on the grounds that there is only one Messiah, and his name is Barry Obama.

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