On Easter Sunday, Google featured Cesar Chavez, a month that riled Christians on social media sites.
Anti-Google tweets came fast and furious Sunday, slamming Google for choosing Chavez over Jesus Christ. Sunday would have been the 86th birthday of the labor leader and activist.
One tweet protestor said, "I'm going to Bing" -- the biggest competitor of Google.
But Bing didn't feature Jesus Christ either, option instead for brightly colored Easter Eggs.
Google hadn't produced an Easter doodle since 2000. It said it often recognizes historical figures on its search page.
Can I just say how disappointed I am that it is Easter Sunday but google chooses to celebrate Cesar Chavez's 86th birthday instead.. #What?— A True, Genuine Lady (@TrueGenuineLady) March 31, 2013
Social media storm as Google features Cesar Chavez on Easter Sunday - The Denver Channel sns.mx/Hjjgy7— Eric Rojas (@eric_rojas) March 31, 2013
Google is celebrating the 86th birthday of Cesar Chavez. Isn't there something more important to celebrate today?— beautiful disaster. (@_SpiderSchmidt_) March 31, 2013
When you go to Google, it doesn't wish you a happy Easter. No, instead it's celebrating Cesar Chavez's 86th birthday. Really Google?— Katelyn Mullins (@km_mullins) March 31, 2013
google is celebrating cesar chavez's 86th birthday. bing is celebrating Easter. I guess I'll be using Bing now— Eric Goins (@ego1231) March 31, 2013
Then some people got Cesar Chavez mixed up with Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president who recently died:
Happy Easter to all.Hallelujah, He has risen!Very sad to see Google honoring Hugo Chavez today and not the Savior of all mankind.— Steve Doell (@HerrDoell) March 31, 2013
So, on Easter Google chooses to honor Hugo Chavez. How does that make you feel?— William (B. J.) Sons (@SonsHomes) March 31, 2013
Dear people angry tweeting that Google replaced Jesus w/ HUGO Chavez, God wants you to stop using Twitter. #TrustMe— Ed Stetzer (@edstetzer) March 31, 2013