Nike Drops Manny Pacquiao After His Anti-Gay Outburst

Christian Persecution Alert!

Earlier in the week, we covered boxing champ Manny Pacquiao’s comments that gay people were “worse than animals,” along with his subsequent apology. The apology was particularly poignant in that it came complete with an “I’m praying for you” to the LGBT community.

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In Remembrance of @TheTweetofGod

After five years, more than two million followers, a book (that was the origin for this), and a Broadway show, @TheTweetofGod has decided to fade back into non-existence.

Writer David Javerbaum is moving on to other projects, he told KPCC radio in Los Angeles. It follows a weekend in which the account got hacked and comedian Stephen Fry decided to quit the Twitter cesspool.

In his honor, let’s celebrate some of our favorite tweets from the only God worth following.

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When People Change Religions, Logic and Reason Aren’t Always in the Picture

In a brief but fascinating interview with Staks Rosch at Publishers Weekly, author Susan Jacoby talks about her new book Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion:

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She explained why people change their faith — and wouldn’t you know it, logic and reason aren’t always the primary reasons.

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Humanists Will Continue Legal Battle Against Colorado School District That Promoted Christianity

In June of 2014, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Douglas County School District in Colorado detailing extensive evidence that officials at Highlands Ranch High School and Cougar Run Elementary School, in their capacities as district employees, were promoting Christianity and raising money for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ mission trip.

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The Scandal That Rocked Sovereign Grace Ministries

We’ve posted before about the Sovereign Grace Ministries scandal, but if you’re unfamiliar with the story, Tiffany Stanley has an eye-opening article in the Washingtonian discussing what happened and how people were affected by it:

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