Tag Archives: Establishment Clause

Posted 4 years ago in Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Judge Says Baby Can’t Be Named Messiah Because He Isn’t Jesus

A Tennessee judge ruled recently that a child cannot be named Messiah because that is a title reserved for Jesus Christ.   Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew handed down the order when the subject of 7-month-old Messiah Deshawn Martin’s name came before her as part of a parental dispute over his last name. Ballew decided to switch up last names — but first names as well, decreeing that the child should be called Martin DeShawn McCullough in order to …

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Newsbreak: Separation of Church, State and Money [Video]

  In today’s Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim looks at recent legal cases involving religion and the law. Hobby Lobby, with its 550 stores will not have to pay daily fines for failing to comply with the Affordable Care Act. The arts and craft chain had been fined for refusing to provide birth control coverage to its 13,000 employees. The family, who owns the Oklahoma-based company, claims providing contraception which includes the morning after pill violates their Christian beliefs. …

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Newsbreak: “Too Bad” if Trapped with Comcast [Video]

  A conservative group is suing a school near San Diego, Calif., to end a yoga program. The National Center for Law and Policy claims yoga is a religious activity and under the Constitution’s “separation between church and state” has no place in the Encinitas Unified School District.  A group of parents and the Center assert yoga is a practice of Hinduism and other religions. The Center is a non-profit Christian organization. Its website provides a stated mission of protection …

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