By WND. Facebook has confessed it was mistaken when it banned an ad featuring the image of Jesus on a cross on Good Friday and says the image now is acceptable for use.
Fox News reported a Facebook official told the news agency: “This image does not violate our ad policies. We apologize for the error and have already let the advertiser know we approved their ad.”
WND reported the image of the San Damiano Cross, showing Jesus in glory, “reigning from his cruciform throne,” was refused by Facebook because of its “shocking content.”
“This is what the monitors at Facebook consider excessively violent, sensational, and shocking,” said a statement from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.
The university said it had posted a series of ads to Facebook to promote an online degree program for theology, catechetics and evangelization. (Read more from “Facebook Pulls 180 After Banning Jesus From Site” HERE)
Facebook Apologizes for Blocking Catholic University’s Ad of Jesus on the Cross
By Fox News. Facebook apologized after it rejected an ad by a Catholic university in Ohio on Good Friday that showed Jesus hanging on the cross.
The social media giant labeled the religious image “shocking and excessively violent,” according to a university spokesman.
Franciscan University of Steubenville published 10 Facebook advertisements for its master’s degree program in theology, catechetics, and evangelization. Tom Crowe, Steubenville’s web communications director, told Fox News he doesn’t know why only the one clearly depicting the San Damiano Cross was rejected.
“It may have been the algorithm or a low level staffer who has something against Christianity,” Crowe said. “For whatever reason, Facebook rejected the cross.”
Facebook apologized Wednesday for the mistake. (Read more from “Facebook Apologizes for Blocking Catholic University’s Ad of Jesus on the Cross” HERE)