A former evangelical Christian radio and television host is demanding that Facebook add a cross reaction emoji because they added a rainbow flag for Pride Month.
Joshua Feuerstein is a 33-year-old husband and father to five kids. He “turned to social media with his personal story of redemption and the hope of how Jesus Christ can heal a hurting heart.”
Some commenters agreed with Feuerstein:
“They’re not going to do that, because everything is backwards now, wrong is right and right is wrong, thats the way the world is now, but God is still God weather people like it or not.”
“Bless you. You have certainly opened a can of worms with a simple little post. There are many confused and hurting people responding. I pray that Holy Spirit touches each and every hurting heart and applies a healing balm that will open eyes and bring clarity to every area of confusion. Amen.”
“Mine doesn’t have the rainbow which is God’s promise not to flood the earth again… But with the rate America and world is going… I’ll grab my scuba gear just incase.”
“The rainbow doesn’t represent gays, it represents God’s love. This has become corrupted. If I were to ever draw a rainbow for a picture, someone’s gonna think I support gays. I don’t support gays, doesn’t mean I hate them, but I don’t agree to their life style. We’re all people, but I just can’t believe what this has come to. If there’s a holiday for this, I won’t even know what to do with life anymore. Butt hurt people can comment whatever, it isn’t going to change my mind.”
While many commented that a cross reaction emoji wasn’t needed:
“OK so by that logic there should be one for Muslims, Jews, Buddhists and all other religions. Stop feeling persecuted, because it’s not like they have reactions for all faiths except Christianity.”
“I remind everyone that the rainbow is God’s promise to us and He will never leave us. He extends this promise to the LGBT community giving them each a chance to turn to Him. So every time they look at their flag they can be reminded that God is real, He loves them and He is still waiting.”
“Fine, but in response give me a Star of David react, or a Crescent Moon and Star for Islam, or a Pentacle. The Dao Yin Yang symbol? Or the Hindu Aum? To give just the Crucifix would alienate all other religions and peoples. The Pride Flag, on the other hand, is meant to show support to a people who have had their liberties infringed on. It is for men and women who have been ostracized from society. People who have been bullied and belittled and shamed their whole lives, some to the point of SUICIDE, for the mere fact that they love someone of the same sex/gender.”
“Umm..Not sure if you know this, or not, Joshua Fraudstein, but being gay is not a religion. This is a false equivalence. While we’re on the subject of things you don’t know. There have been thousands of deities invented by man. What evidence do you have that proves that your man made deity is more real than the rest of the man made deities?”
“Sure, let us know when Christians are discriminated against on a national level, have legislature written targeting them, and spend a century being oppressed.”
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