We did some research on this topic. Here is an excerpt from that research.
"Messiah" was the 387th most popular boys name in the United States for 2012, just after "Scott" and right before "Jay," according to the Social Security Administration. That's up from 904th place in 2005.
When asked if parents should be able to name their child "Messiah" or "Christ," 53 percent of Americans strongly agree and another 21 percent somewhat agree.
Only one in five (21 percent) disagree, with 10 percent strongly disagreeing, and 11 percent somewhat disagreeing.
Researchers also asked Americans to respond to this statement: "Judges should be allowed to change the name parents give their children if there are religious implications to those names that some people might find offensive."
Sixty-one percent strongly disagreed, while another 15 percent somewhat agreed.
About one in five agreed with 8 percent strongly agreeing and another 11 percent who somewhat disagree.
Now the court has ruled and the magistrate involved was censured.
So glad to see I will be working with David Dockery at Trinity. The leadership there has made a great choice.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. He was nominated by TIME Magazine as one of their "100 Most Influential People in The World" and was the keynote speaker at 40th anniversary commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Sammy joined Ed to discuss the Latino Reformation and his new book The Lamb's Agenda (Thomas Nelson, 2013). In this clip, Rodriguez talks about the importance of the Latino community in the future of evangelicalism. Don't forget to join me every Tuesday at 3:00 PM Eastern for The Exchange.