On March 31, 2013, Christians the world over recognized one of the holiest days of the year: Easter. Unfortunately, the search engine Google did not, choosing to eschew the important holiday that celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the tomb. And that has created a major backlash, according to the Christian Science Monitor.
The Canadian Press says the search engine’s chief executive officer, Eric Schmidt, was an “informal advisor” to President Barack Obama during both of his presidential campaigns and is rumored to be a possible candidate this term for a cabinet post position, so that could have influenced Google’s decision to recognize Cesar Chavez’s birthday over Jesus Christ’s resurrection celebration on Easter Sunday. That’s because two years ago Obama declared March 31 Cesar Chavez Day.
The Business Insider reports that some people are so upset with Google on the diss to Easter Sunday that they are threatening to switch to Bing. But the BI reported that Google has been without a Google doodle since 2000.
Fox News’ Dana Perino thought the Google doodle of Chavez on Easter Sunday was an early April Fool’s joke, according to PC Magazine.
I thought the Chavez-google thing was a hoax or an early April Fool’s Day prank….are they just going to leave that up there all day?”
With a large portion of the country confessing faith in the Christian religion, be it Catholic or otherwise, it seems ill-advised to ignore the spiritual holiday when it comes to the Google doodle.
Yet that appears to be the case in 2013, and it appears that some of the religious faithful may be opting to start using Bing as a search engine instead as a result according to the tweets being sent and reported by other media outlets on Easter Sunday. One twitter wrote:
Wow. Congrats Google, you’ve managed to alienate all Christians in America today..,” according to Twitchy.com.
And another highlighted the threat of exodus from Google to Bing to come.
Google uses Cesar Chavez on Easter instead of using something Easter related? Okay, I’m switching to Bing.