Just in from hate group leader Tony Perkins:
If you were hunting for eggs yesterday, you didn’t find them on Google. For the 18th straight year, the site blackballed Easter, refusing to give Christians’ holiest day the time of day on its homepage. To users, who are used to Google’s rotating calendar of politically-correct “Doodles,” the message was clear: if you’re searching for tolerance, you won’t find results here.
As usual, Google didn’t seem to mind the negative attention. The same company who ignited a firestorm for marking Cesar Chavez’s birthday instead of Easter in 2016, shrugged off the backlash, insisting, “We don’t have Doodles for religious holidays, in line with our current Doodle guidelines. Doodles may appear for some non-religious celebrations that have grown out of religious holidays, such as Valentine’s Day.”
Besides, a spokesman was quoted as saying, “it’s difficult for us to choose which events to highlight…” In the end, I suppose the one they picked was more appropriate for a company with a policy like theirs: April Fools.
But if a picture says a thousand words, then the lack of one says a lot more, based on Sunday’s social media response. Even actor James Woods chimed in, “They loath Christians. Plain and simple.” He may have a point. After all, it’s not like the holiday itself is offensive. As Forbes points out, 80 percent of Americans celebrate Easter. If it’s controversial, then someone had better tell the rest of the country.
Of course, the irony of this is that Google has no qualms plastering rainbow flags or gay pride across its site — which is a lot more offensive to some than an empty tomb. If Google is honestly concerned about inclusivity, then maybe it’s time someone told them that not everyone shares their view of the redefinition of marriage and human sexuality.
Our country is far more divided over the redefinition of marriage that Google celebrates than the religious holidays it snubs. But unfortunately, that’s the hypocrisy of much of corporate America. They say they’re fighting discrimination, but their policies only perpetuate it.
Here’s Google’s full statement to Fox News:
“We don’t have Doodles for religious holidays, in line with our current Doodle guidelines. Doodles may appear for some non-religious celebrations that have grown out of religious holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Holi’s Festival of Colors, Tu B’Av and the December holiday period, but we don’t include religious imagery or symbolism as part of these.”