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Atheist Takes Over Ray Comfort's Twitter Account, Gives Ultimatum

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by InTheLight, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    Evangelist Ray Comfort has had his official Twitter account taken over by an unknown atheist who has given Comfort an ultimatum: stop "denigrating" nonbelievers or you won't get your Twitter account back.

    Comfort, founder of Living Waters ministries, said on Friday that an unknown atheist had seized his Twitter account after one of his staff members had accidentally changed his username. When his initial username, RayComfort, became temporarily available, it was immediately snatched up by the mystery atheist.

    "The atheist who took my Twitter name, then gave me an ultimatum. He said that he would return it if I made a public statement," Comfort told TheBlaze on Friday following the incident. "He tweeted that I must say that I would 'no longer denigrate, blame and demonize skeptics and nonbelievers, including agnostics and atheists,'" Comfort said.

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/a...aders-twitter-account-gives-ultimatum-108562/
     
  2. HAMel

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    The hacker can be found.

    I wonder what this hacker will think when he opens his eyes in hell?
     
  3. preachinjesus

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    Maybe, Twitter doesn't easily keep track of IP addresses.

    Wow! Holy cow...
     
  4. Sapper Woody

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    He's not a hacker. He has complete legal right to the name. He didn't take over the account. He took the name.

    This just shows that the original author cared more about a shocking story than truth.
     
  5. SolaSaint

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    Does Ray truly denigrate non-believers?
     
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    It's called cybersquatting.

    It was exposed several years ago that the Founders faction had registered "southernbaptistconvention.org" and for years had used the address just to drive web traffic to their own website.

    The First Vice President of the SBC explains:

    http://praisegodbarebones.blogspot.com/2011/01/sbc-cybersquatting.html
     
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    Twitter has verified accounts for public figures and I can pretty much assure you that the "guy" (I probably wouldn't call him a "hacker" either just mistaken on his ownership of it) that took Ray's name will have it taken away from him by Twitter in short order. He has no legal right to a verified account. Although, it is not clear to me how he got the account in the first place...

    I'd have to agree the story was played up especially in the light that the guy won't have the account very long...
     
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