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Google Honors Cesar Chavez on Easter, Christians Call for Boycott

| by Michael Allen
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Some Christians are outraged that the search engine giant Google celebrated labor activist and United Farm Workers co-founder Cesar Chavez on Easter Sunday with a 'Google Doodle.'

Google changed one of the O’s in its logo to a portrait of Chavez, whose birthday is on March 31, which is when Easter fell this year.

"Christians across the nation are outraged after Google decided to honor labor leader Cesar Chavez’s birthday instead of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday," wrote FoxNews.com  columnist Todd Starnes.

Starnes was also upset over a declaration from President Obama that designated
March 31 as "Cesar Chavez Day."

Many of Starnes' readers called for a Christian boycott of Google. "Goodbye Google, hello Bing," wrote one reader.

TheBlaze.com also claimed that Christians are furious with Google. TheBlaze.com, owned by Glenn Beck, linked to a list of angry tweets compiled at the website Twitchy.com, which is owned by right wing columnist Michelle Malkin.

Easter changes dates every year, while Cesar Chavez Day does not. The two coincided this year and will do so again in future years.

Google has only had one Easter Doodle and that was in 2000.

The search engine has a long history of honoring secular events or well-known people rather than Christian, Jewish or Islamic holidays.

Sources: FoxNews.com, TheBlaze.com, Twitchy.com

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