Man Takes Christ’s Name In Vain?

A man who had his name changed to Jesus Christ is in a legal battle to get a West Virginia driver’s license:

Attempts to prove his name really is Christ have led the man born as Peter Robert Phillips Jr. through a lengthy legal battle and a recent victory in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

“This all started with him expressing his faith and his respect and love for Jesus Christ,” attorney A.P. Pishevar told The Associated Press. “Now he needs to document it for legal reasons.”

Described by his attorney as a white-haired businessman in his mid-50s, Christ is moving to West Virginia to enjoy a slower lifestyle. He bought property near Lost River, about 100 miles west of Washington, and has a U.S. passport, Social Security card and Washington driver’s license bearing the name Jesus Christ.

One wonders if when he stubs his toe he shouts “AW ME!” reacts in shock by exclaiming “ME!” and has a mortal enemy in Buffalo Sabres right-wing Miroslav Satan… (And someone at ESPN has a twisted sense of humor – note the ID number in the link address…)

3 thoughts on “Man Takes Christ’s Name In Vain?

  1. Just like in The History of the World, Part I – Every time someone takes His name in vain, this guy’ll turn around and say, “Yes?”

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