For all naysayers to Facebook’s liberal approach to sexuality, or aggressive of selfie-ridden content, Brazil established its own Faceglória.
Faceglória is a website that targets the growing Evangelical Christian population of Brazil, estimated at 22 percent in 2010. Catholic Christians are of course welcome to join the website as well, but essentially, Faceglória is an Evangelical Christian website.
Those selfies are showing too much skin? They are banned on Faceglória. These other photos taken during massive protests somewhere in the world are too violent? They are banned as well.
So is a cohort of 600 words that might be a little too naughty for Faceglória users. Offensive content to Christians is blocked altogether so that Faceglória users might enjoy the most pleasant experience.
In just one month since its launching, Faceglória amassed an impressive 100,000 users. Founder Atilla Barros declared for AFP:
“On Facebook there is a lot of violence and pornography, so thought we’d found a network where we could talk about God, love, and share the word. We want to be better morally and structurally than Facebook. What we want is that the entire Brazilian Evangelical public migrate to Faceglória.”
Amen to that. Amen in fact for everything that is posted on Faceglória where the popular ‘Like’ button featuring on Facebook has been replaced with the ‘Amen’ button, giving the appreciation feature a bit of a holy weight.
Users might not get the Amen if one of the more than 20 volunteers who signed up for around-the-clock watch to make sure profane, erotic or violent content doesn’t turn up on Faceglória catch a glimpse of such content on the Evangelical website.
Faceglória was founded by Atilla Barros and three partners. Together, they put the basis of the website in Ferraz de Vasconcelos. Acir de Santos, who is the Mayor of the city supported the project with a 10,000 pounds investment.
With 100,000 members so far, Faceglória is far from what its founders envisage it to be. An overarching web-based abode for the Brazilian Evangelical public. That is why, a mobile app is soon to follow, as well as coverage in more than one language.
In Brazil, 63 percent of the population is Catholic according to the latest census, thus placing Brazil on the first spot with the largest Catholic population of the world. Evangelical Christians have nonetheless increased the ranks as well, with 22 percent declared in 2010.
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