Any story with the word "Christ" in the headline demands very careful wording.

Such care also applies to pronunciation.

So which is it, District Court Judge Dusty Deschamps on Thursday asked Jason Christ, of medical marijuana fame and the challenging name?

Christ was in Deschamps' court seeking a continuation of a restraining order against three former employees who are suing him. Shortly into Thursday's hearing, Deschamps posed the question.

The judge repeated the name twice, pronouncing it as Christ - rhymes with schist - and then Christ as in, you know.

"Christ or Christ," Christ responded, pronouncing it both ways. "We'll go with Christ (schist) for now."

So that's how Deschamps said it.

But attorney Chris Lindsey, who represents three former employees suing Christ and whose own first name is uncomfortably close to the fray, stuck with the other pronunciation.

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