Facebook rejects ad showing Jesus crucified to the cross
After initially rejecting an a submitted by Franciscan University of Steubenville, Facebook has since apologized for the decision. The Catholic University submitted an ad showing Jesus hanging on the cross on Good Friday.
The University’s website, Francisan.edu, says they posted 10 ads to Facebook promoting their online master’s degree program in theology, catechetics, and evangelization. Only this ad was rejected.
Facebook’s reason for the rejection read, “Your image, video thumbnail or video can’t contain shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content.”
Tom Crowe, Steubenville’s web communications director, thinks this could be used as a “teachable moment” and a reminder for all. Crowe wrote a piece published on the University’s website titled, “He was rejected” outlining his opinions to Facebook’s initial rejection. Crowe believes the cross is supposed to tell story.
Franciscan University recently thanked Facebook for their apology.