(Independent) – Facebook has refused to cave in to demands by Christian evangelicals to create a cross “reaction” emoji.
Campaigners are particularly incensed at the lack of a Christ-related miniature symbol after a Pride flag was added to the social media giant's pictorial lexicon last month.
Facebook introduced the rainbow-coloured reaction emoji to mark LGBT Pride month on 9 June and “celebrate love and diversity”.
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But on 24 June, Hikmat Hanna posted an image asking for a cross reaction emoji as well, which was then shared by evangelist Joshua Feuerstein to his two million followers.