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Christians set up 'sin-free, gay-free' version of Facebook

2015-07-07
A new 'sin-free' social networking site based on Facebook has attracted 100,000 member since launching last month. Set up by a group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil, Faceglória has a ban on swearing, erotic content and 'gay' material of any kind, the BBC reports. facegloria "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 spread His word," web designer and site co-founder Atilla Barros told AFP. The arrival of Faceglória follows the creation of Ummaland, a social network for Muslims which launched in 2013 and currently has around 329,000 members worldwide. The site includes "extended privacy settings" for women and daily Islamic inspirational quotes. Faceglória is currently only available in Portuguese but other language services and a mobile app are also planned. Acir do Santos, who has invested $16,000 (£10,000) in the start-up, added that the he wanted the site to compete with other global social media platforms and "be morally and technically superior to Facebook". "Our network is global," he explained. "We have bought the Faceglory domain in English and in all possible languages. We want to take on Facebook and Twitter here and everywhere". As well enabling users to give posts an 'amen' instead of a 'like', the site is policed by a team of 20 staff who are able to delete any content deemed to bu 'un-Christian'. So most of our newsfeed then. Can we get an AMEN?! More stories: Natalia Kills changes name to Teddy Sinclair Watch: Heterosexual couples forced underground in new LGBT film