Saturday, July 15, 2017 by JD Heyes
The Left’s war on Christianity is relentlessly continuing, with the latest battle being waged online.
Social media behemoth Facebook has decided that inclusion of the multi-colored “gay pride” flag emoji is a perfectly acceptable symbol of inclusion — and it is — but a Christian cross is just an outrage and a bridge too far.
As reported by the UK’s Daily Mail, Facebook’s addition of the flag for a month has drawn the ire of Christians around the world, who are calling on the site to also include their symbol of pride.
“Demands that the religious icon be made available on the social network were made by Christians angered by the introduction of the rainbow flag, to mark LBGTQ pride month in the U.S.,” the news site reported. And even though the California-based social media company has received thousands of requests for the inclusion of a Christian cross, thus far those pleas have been ignored.
“This reaction is not actually available on Facebook, and is not something we’re working on,” a Facebook spokesman told the far-Left Huffington Post, without elaboration.
A Facebook user named Hikmat Hanna designed a campaign around the flag and the cross which caught the attention of Joshua Feuerstein, a conservative Christian activist based in Arizona who shared it with his more than 2 million followers.
HuffPo reported that the meme has been liked and shared tens of thousands of times.
“You can’t cheat nature. God cannot create people of the same sex to ever fall in love with one another,” one person noted underneath the meme, according to HuffPo. “He can’t.”
Added someone else: “People took a symbol like the rainbow which means beauty and a non-destructive action and turned it into a destructive sinful symbol.”
Others took a more conciliatory tone, noting that as Christians, it’s probably a lot more important to focus on one’s own actions rather than worry about what some social media site is or is not promoting.
Frankly, that’s good advice. But in reality, let’s look at the issue from the standpoint of real inclusiveness, which is the message Facebook is trying to send to the world: “Hey, look how inclusive we are (and by their disagreement, how hateful those darned Christians are).”
Most true Christians — and by “true” I mean those who accept the word of God and the Bible as gospel — do not sanction gay/lesbian/transgender behavior. Like it or not, that’s their choice; we have a First Amendment right to worship any (or no) religion we choose in America.
By the same token, Facebook — a private company — has the right to run its operations as it sees fit.
But here’s the rub: How can you claim to be so very “inclusive” when you purposefully exclude an entire class of people? Seriously, what would be the harm in Facebook tossing together a small Christian cross — or Islamic symbol, or any religious symbol? (RELATED: Facebook is deliberately censoring alternative media, pushing globalist agenda)
The company has a slew of emojis and they are separated by classification; what would be the harm of developing a “religions” section?
Wouldn’t that be totally inclusive?
Were the company to do that, it wouldn’t have to suffer through yet another (valid) accusation that it’s anti-Christian, anti-conservative, and anti-traditional Western values.
It’s like the other social media giant, Google: The site’s meme developers go out of their way to design memes commemorating events and people virtually no one has ever heard of; but when it comes to observing, say, Memorial Day in the U.S., which is a big deal to tens of millions of Americans who support the military, all we get is a teeny little yellow ribbon located below the search box on Google’s homepage. Happens every year.
The point is, these Left-wing social media giants seem to go out of their way to denigrate, insult, attack or otherwise marginalize groups of people with whom they disagree politically, socially and culturally — all while claiming they are so very “inclusive.”
These are completely avoidable ‘scandals’ if you will.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.