I admire anyone who strives for perfection. There’s a glory in it. A certain madness, too. I worry, though, when humans are expected to be perfect. We are all stained by so many sins that no celestial detergent could ever remove them all. Still, a group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil is trying to do its part to cleanse humanity of its bikini pics, its cursing and its general tendency toward fornication. It has created Facegloria, a social network specifically for those of a holy heart. As Agence France-Presse reports, the site was formed by a group of Evangelicals who worked at the mayor’s office in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, near Sao Paulo.
Their aim was to do the moral and spiritual cleaning-up that Facebook won’t. Sins sanctioned by the site include swearing — there are 600 banned words — as well as any depictions that the site deems naughty sexually, violent or just otherwise objectionable. In this category falls homosexuality. These Evangelical Christians regard it as sinful. So Facegloria refuses to allow anything that even remotely suggests a gay existence. Some might therefore feel their breakfast rising toward their eyebrows when they read this quote from co-founder Atilla Barros: “We want to be morally and technically better than Facebook.” FULL REPORT