Christian Headlines report that Twitter has received heavy criticism after a hashtag calling for the burning of priests in Spain went viral last week. The hashtag violates the social media platforms’ rules prohibiting the promotion of violence.
According to Crux Now, on Tuesday, pro-Marxist groups first issued the hashtag #FuegoAlClero, which means set fire to the clergy, in defense of a new bill – the Celaa Law – that would reform Spain’s education system and give the state control over religious education in public schools.
The viral hashtag included imagery of clergy whose heads are engulfed in flames.
Calls to burn down churches were also spawned from the hashtag.
Education institutions have opposed the Celaa law, named after Spanish minister of education, Isabel Celaa, as it would place the state in control over religious instruction in public schools and restrict support for thousands of Catholic schools, which places them at risk of closure.
Specialist schools serving disabled children also face possible closure as the new law would require the children to be sent to public schools in order to “mainstream” them. But experts and parents of the special needs children.
In opposition to the legislation, Bishops, alongside employees, unions and parents collectively created the platform “Mas Plurales,” in calling for plurality within the Spanish education system. Read more …
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