VIRTUAL REALITY

“Sin-Free” Facebook Knockoff Offers Christians Their Very Own Online Antigay Utopia

78O67O64O4-1024x576A group of Christian techies in Brazil have created their very own virtual Heaven where Jesus is Lord, censorship is encouraged, and gay people don’t exist.

Facegloria is a new social media network exclusively for allegedly heterosexual god-fearing Christians fed up with Facebook’s liberal policies.

“On Facebook you see a lot of violence and pornography,” web designer Atilla Barros told AFP. “That’s why we thought of creating a network where we could talk about God, love and to spread His word.”

A total of 600 words are banned on the site and gay content of any form is explicitly forbidden.

The network is meticulously policed by a team of 20 volunteers called the “morality police” who spend their free time combing through people’s profiles to make sure no one violates any of Facegloria’s totalitarian policies. Users who do risk the ultimate punishment: Profile deletion.

The site was launched in Brazil but boasts an international network of over 100,000 reported users. Barros says he hopes to accrue 10 million users in the next two years before eventually dominating the entire world. BTW, to put it in perspective, ten million users is a rounding error for FB’s daily usage.

“Our network is global,” Barros said. “We have bought the Faceglory domain in English and in all possible languages. We want to take on Facebook and Twitter here and everywhere.”

Good luck with that.

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