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Facebook Refuses to Add Christian Cross Emoji

Facebook was not planning to add a Christ-related emoji to its list of reactions.

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Updated:July 5, 2017, 12:58 PM IST
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Facebook Refuses to Add Christian Cross Emoji
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Facebook has refused to install a cross "reaction" emoji as demanded by conservative Christians following the social networking site's decision to celebrate LGBT Pride month in June. The rainbow flag emoji was added to Facebook in June to celebrate Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride month, but some Christians were annoyed their religion was not offered the same option, Newsweek reported on Tuesday. Evangelist Joshua Feuerstein, who has two million followers on Facebook, shared a post asking the social networking giant where the crucifix emoji was.

The post was then shared 9,000 times and gathered reactions from several thousand users. But according to reports, Facebook was not planning to add a Christ-related emoji to its list of reactions. "This reaction is not actually available on Facebook, and is not something we're working on," a Facebook spokesperson told Huffington Post.
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