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Resurrection Sunday or Chavez? Google Chooses
I woke up early this Resurrection Sunday, not surprised, but disappointed to discover that Google had again slighted Christianity by selecting César Chávez to doodle-honor.
Around the world Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ daily, but especially on this day: Easter Sunday. It is a “holy”day that even the secularist recognizes as “different”. Many even show deference to their Christian mothers or spouses by attending church with them on Easter. (Maybe even on Christmas, too!).
Certainly, Google is a secular company. California, Texas, and Colorado already celebrate Caesar on March 31. So why my concern?
Per The Daly Caller,”President Barack Obama released a statement in 2011 proclaiming March 31 “Cesar Chavez Day,” declaring, “I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate service, community, and educational programs to honor Cesar Chavez’s enduring legacy.”
Really? Enduring legacy?! How about the 2,000 years that the Lord Jesus Christ has been bringing spiritually dead sinners into new life? What about the countless hopeless lives He has transformed and turned into useful vessels, through whom He sheds His light to others? One-third of the earth’s people acknowledges Him as their personal Savior and their only true path to a relationship with God. This is an enduring legacy!
“If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature, the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB)
Continuing the article, “Google CEO Eric Schmidt was an informal adviser to both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns, a member of the Obama White House transition team in 2009, and a onetime prospect for an Obama Cabinet post during the president’s second term.”
OK, I get it. Schmidt is tight with our President who is tight with labor unions. But is it necessary to politicize every issue? Can’t they give it a rest, even on Easter?
Apparently not. (The last time Google recognized Easter was 2000!)
Google can run any doodle they choose, but I suppose that millions of other Americans were also offended by their poor choice. I am only one person, but I chose to move away from all things Google. There are other good options available. For now, I choose Bing, which featured Easter eggs (heathen, yes, I know!). Ixquick looks like another good option. Any others that you would recommend?
Happy Easter, from a former Googler.