Today is Francisco Balagtas’ 230th birthday. How do I know that? It’s all thanks to Google Doodles, “the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.”
Well, not all holidays are equal, it appears. The Google homepage was looking rather empty this Easter, with not so much as an egg in sight. Really? Now even the Bunny is offensive? It would seem Randy Smith was right in saying:
Today people now feel uncomfortable when you mention the Easter Bunny. It’s not that the Easter Bunny has anything to do with Christianity, but the Easter Bunny — in the world’s mind — is tied to Easter, and Easter is tied to Christianity, and Christianity is tied to Jesus. So no Easter Bunny because the world wants nothing to do with Jesus and His resurrection.
Evidently, at least according to Google, there was nothing significant about the day between Balagats’ 230th birthday and Anandi Gopal Joshi’s 153rd…
Reactions on Twitter were as expected:
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 1, 2018
They loathe Christians. Plain and simple. https://t.co/7wZPzOtycR
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 1, 2018
Google hasn't done an Easter doodle in 18 years LOL pic.twitter.com/6UOiOHaaQ9
— Phaedra_Valk (@Phaedra_Valk) April 1, 2018
Once again, no @Google doodle for #Easter. They have doodles for every other mediocre occasion (incl the Olympic "fruit games"), but they can't even make an Easter bunny/egg graphic? Their contempt for Christian traditions is clear as day. #GoogleIsGarbage
— Jill Colton (@Jill_Colton) April 1, 2018
See, this wouldn't be an issue if Google applied their "no religious policy" all across the board, but they celebrate Ramadan and other religious holidays except for Easter.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 1, 2018
What a gorgeous Christ-inspired Google doodle today! God Bless, Happy Easter! pic.twitter.com/ugAG7mxvah
— Yes Margaret? 🦖 (@MargaretsBelly) April 1, 2018
— The Rebel (@TheRebelTV) April 1, 2018
Happy Francisco Balagtas’ birthday, everyone.