UPDATE: Apparently Comfort’s account is still hacked, and an atheist is posting the tw**ts there. He’s doing a good job of imitating Comfort, but making his statements just a bit too bizarre to be real–even for Ray. The commenters below make a good case that Comfort hasn’t regained control of his site yet.
Ray Comfort screwed up (not for the first time) and let his Twi**er account lapse for just a few minutes. That was long enough for an atheist to seize his name. As TheBlaze reports:
Comfort told TheBlaze on Friday that his official Twitter account, which has more than 31,000 followers, ”was seized upon by an atheist.”
The non-believer was able to secure Comfort’s Twitter handle (@RayComfort) after one of his staff members accidentally changed his username. Just moments after the error occurred, someone else registered the @RayComfort, making it impossible for Comfort’s team to get it back.
As a result, the Christian leader has been forced to change his Twitter handle to @RayComfortLW. But that’s not the most intriguing part of the story. The individual who ended up with Comfort’s Twitter handle is now using it to push back against the evangelist’s beliefs and contentions — and the person has even given Comfort some demands.
“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. “He tweeted that I must say that I would ‘no longer denigrate, blame and demonize skeptics and nonbelievers, including agnostics and atheists.’”
Here’s one of the atheist’s tw**ts as Ray:
Ray wasn’t having it, and complained to Twitter. In the meantime the atheist hijacker published several other good posts under Ray’s name, which you can see on TheBlaze site (the story is more involved and funny than I can recount here).
Right now it appears as if Ray got his account back, for his recent tw**ts are coming from the asylum again. He also can’t spell: