FaceGloria, Brazil’s Social Media Site for Evangelicals, Makes Life a Little More Boring

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Ever had to quick scroll through your Facebook feed because one of your friends shared half-naked pictures or videos that you’re not trying to look at? You can do what I do and just ignore it because you’ll forget about it in a second, or, maybe, you can start over fresh in a space where the users have more similar sensibilities. FaceGlória, a Brazilian social media site, is the actual result of filtering out some of that noise anything fun.

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Three years ago, four Brazilian Evangelicals decided to start a Christian Facebook platform. In this version, the like button has been replaced by amen, and gospel music plays as your feed loads. The founders, who are all under 32, are looking to make Facebook a relic of the past in the South American country. They really have it out for Facebook because they want to be “morally” and “technically” better than the Mark Zuckerberg-led site. While the platform has attracted more than 100,000 members since its official launch last month and Latin America is generally thought to be more religious than the United States — it is a country that hosts an annual Miss Bum Bum contest. So good luck with that lofty goal.

“On Facebook you see a lot of violence and pornography. That’s why we thought of creating a network where we could talk about God, love and to spread His word,” web designer Atilla Barros told AFP. They also want to take the social media site all around the world, but they are going to piss off a lot of people along the way. We’re all for expressing your own beliefs, but are not cool with excluding others along the way. FaceGlória has a black list of more than 600 terms that are not allowed on the site, which includes cursing and same-sex couples kissing. Dislike! Or whatever the opposite of amen is.