Former Major League Baseball Pitcher Dan Haren Opens Up About His Agnosticism

Dan Haren is a baseball pitcher who just retired after more than a decade in the major leagues. In an interview with journalist Jonah Keri, he spent some time talking about his journey away from religion and what it was like being a self-described Agnostic in the clubhouse.

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Atheist NFL Star Arian Foster Released by the Houston Texans

Arian Foster, the atheist NFL star who spent almost all of last season on the sidelines due to injury, has been released from the Houston Texans after seven seasons.



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Ronda Rousey Offers Religious Response to Manny Pacquiao’s Anti-Gay Comments

After comparing gay people to animals earlier this month, boxer Manny Pacquiao offered a half-apology, noting that he was just exercising his faith and that he would pray for gay people. After that, Nike dropped their sponsorship of him. At that point, Pacquiao doubled down on his homophobic beliefs, posting a Bible verse that calls for putting gay people to death (along with a verse that reflects on being hated for God’s sake). And then, after a while, he took it down.

When Olympic medalist and former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey was asked about the comments, she offered a far different religious perspective than Pacquiao’s:

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Georgia Lt. Governor Claims Victory Over “Radical” Atheists After Senate Passes Pro-Christian Bill

Last November, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle threw atheists under the bus with a fundraising letter stamped with the line, “Don’t Let Atheists Ban Georgia’s Football Chaplains.” He was referring to Freedom From Religion Foundation’s campaign calling out public universities that have Christian chaplains (some of whom are paid) preaching to the football team. In other words, his letter was basically saying, “Let the state promote Christianity through public university football teams.”

The state Senate just passed SB 309, which allows athletes at public schools to put religious symbols on their uniforms. It’s a ridiculous bill which would inevitably result in Christian students turning a team sport into a game of one-upmanship over who publicly loves Jesus the most.

It’s no surprise, then, that Cagle loves it. He wrote this on his Facebook page a few days ago:

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Manny Pacquiao Posts, Then Deletes Bible Verse About Killing Gay People

The other day we issued a Christian Persecution alert for Manny Pacquiao, whose abhorrent comments about gay people lost him a Nike sponsorship.

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Today it’s time to issue a Christian Tolerance alert, as he’s gone from comparing gay people to animals… to suggesting they should be killed.

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