(WBIR-Knoxville) Governor Bill Haslam was in East Tennessee on Wednesday, and we couldn't resist asking him about a story that's getting worldwide attention.
Governor Haslam's office is really focused on jobs and job creation right now, and he's hoping to learn something by visiting local businesses in smaller communities across the state. He says he's talking to them about how things are going, what's working for them right now, and what the state could do to make it better.
But on a slightly different topic, 10News did ask the governor if he had an opinion on the Tennessee judge who ordered a name change for a Cocke County boy named Messiah. She said that title was reserved for Jesus Christ, and that it would place an undue burden on the child to try to live up that name.
With a laugh, Governor Haslam weighed in.
"I'm not a legal expert, I obviously don't know what the judge was thinking, but I think all of us get a little worried sometimes when courts seem to overstep their boundaries," said Haslam.
The parents are appealing the judge's ruling.