Despite an ongoing social media campaign by evangelical Christians pushing for Facebook to add a crucifix emoji to celebrate Christian pride like the new rainbow emoji celebrating gay pride, the company said it has no plans to do so.
“This reaction is not actually available on Facebook, and is not something we’re working on,” a Facebook spokesperson told Huff Post on Thursday.
Facebook said they added the gay pride reaction on June 9, in celebration of “love and diversity.”
“We believe in building a platform that supports all communities. So we’re celebrating love and diversity this pride by giving you a special reaction to use during pride month,” the company said.
Two Saturdays ago, however, Hikmat Hanna, a Christian Facebook user who sometimes preaches, created a meme challenging the social network to include a reaction for Christians and encouraged others to join his campaign.
The campaign attracted the attention of Arizona evangelist Joshua Feuerstein, who shared the meme with his more than 2 million followers on Facebook and it went viral, drawing some 28,000 reactions and more than 9,500 shares.
Source: Christian Post