Published On: Mon, Apr 1st, 2013

Google attacked for featuring Cesar Chavez and not Jesus Google Doodle on Easter

Google is under attack from Christians after the daily Google Doodle  honored labor activist Cesar Chavez on Sunday instead of paying respects to Jesus Christ on the Easter holiday.

google easter“We enjoy celebrating holidays at Google but, as you may imagine, it’s difficult for us to choose which events to highlight on our site,” a Google spokesperson told The Christian Post via email on Monday. “Sometimes for a given date we feature an historical event or influential figure that we haven’t in the past.”

The Daily Mail reports that Google Doodles rarely emphasize religious holidays, and the one and only time the company posted an Easter doodle was back in 2000. Around Christmastime the search engine’s homepage typically celebrates winter, or the holidays in general, rather than making a specific reference to one religion’s holiday over another.

Christmas Google Doodles and the one from 2000 are all pretty benign.

Last Year, Obama declared March 31 to be Cesar Chavez Day, and said it should serve as an opportunity for Americans to “observe this day with appropriate service, community and education programmes” in honour of his legacy.

“It’s a small thing, of course, but this kind of thing, accumulated, signals an intention to de-Christianization of our culture, and the creation of an intentional hostility to Christianity that will eventually cease to be latent, or minor,” writes Rod Dreher at the American Conservative.


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