Response from Writer of Christians Against Nike Website

July 11, 2012

in Confessions

I got this e-mail from Charles Hubbard, the writer of Christians Against Nike.

I read your article… you went into great detail to mention those other gods.
I actually bought some blank t-shirts tonight and am going to title one of them
Pastor Craig Groeshel's Pagan Wear
Along with the pagan goddess Nike… I will include many of the other 34 false gods and goddesses in the Bible.
So you think God is OK with other gods and goddesses?
You haven't read the Bible.
I suggest you spend time researching God's Word.
Believe it or not… God has called me to share what I share.
It is interesting that a few followers of Groeschel are speaking out… while some others are agreeing with the message on my site.
Don't miss what God says as you are impressed with Groeschel's style.
He is NOT perfect and he screwed up this time.
God has called me to confront his sin.
I know you may want to stand up for Groeschel's honor… but Our God is the One Who deserves to be honored…
and by wearing a shirt named after Nike… the goddess who has been worshipped, sacrificed to and prayed to for victory… is insulting to God.
Stand with us against Nike for God's honor… and pray that Groeschel has enough guts to do the right thing.
Read about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego… they were willing to die rather than honor another god!
I admire that!
As believers, we will spend eternity with God… wouldn't you like to be with Him and know that when you found out
that Nike was named in honor of the pagan goddess of victory… you refused to have anything to do with it?
Nike is named after the goddess Nike… an employee had a dream about the pagan goddess Nike and they decided to name the company Nike.
Do not be deceived into thinking it just means victory.
Other gods and goddesses are demonic. You will find evidence of that in the Bible too.
So… investigate the Scriptures and grow in wisdom.
In Christ,
I have read the Bible. Several times. Things on this earth are not gods unless people make them gods. Your crusade, your obsession with Nike, has turned the brand into a god for you. I did not write the blog post to stand up for Pastor Craig. I think he is perfectly capable of doing that himself. I am also not a follower of Pastor Craig. I am a follower of Christ. I wrote the blog post to demonstrate the ridiculousness of crusading against Nike.
A golden calf is just a golden calf until you lay offerings at it hooves, or in this case athletic shoes.

There have been many before you that have thought they heard God speaking to them, but were mistaken. David Koresh. Jim Jones. Heaven's Gate.

All 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult who committed suicide were wearing the same shoes and outfit. Each was draped in a purple cloth



And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” Mark 7: 20-23

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8

I would ask you, where is the love in this crusade? I can't find it. If there is no love, can it really be from God?

Praying for you,


P.S. You are welcome for the t-shirt ideas. I do expect 30% royalties on all sales.




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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.


Lindsey Bardi via Facebook July 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Nice job on the original article and your response. You’re absolutely right. I especially like the part where you articulate that where there is no love, there is no God.

Melissa Wilson Dompierre via Facebook July 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I totally agree about the lack of love in his email. That was my thought while reading his response.

nicholas stenkamp July 16, 2012 at 2:58 am

 fucking crazy! also, the Nike company is based on the greek god of victory, not pagan. Dipshits.

Anon-e-moose July 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

Has this idiot fundie thought things through? Fact: A sizeable percentage of those in the US team here at the 2012 London Olympics will be Christians. Who of course, will be going for Gold (or bottom line, silver or bronze). Now – as per tradition, re. designs, what is always on the reverse of said Olympic medals…?
Nike. The Goddess of Victory.
Is this L. Ron Hubbard wannabe suggesting that these 'Christian' athletes refuse or even throw away the medals they've trained for & sought after – even if they're wearing Adidas, Puma, Mizuno, Admiral, Reebok etc? I'd like to see him suggest this idea to said athletes; I wonder what their reaction would be? Most probably pointing & laughing.
You're on a hiding to nothing, Charlie-boy – and that's before I mention any of the cyclists who'll try and take on our own two-wheeled Gods/Goddesses who'll dominate, as per 2008 Beijing. Sir Chris Hoy is GOD!

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