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Thu Apr 9, 2015, 01:16 PM

Petition to Facebook to allow use of monastic names

As you may be aware, Facebook has recently instituted a new policy that monastic names are no longer allowed. Abbot Tryphon, an Orthodox abbot, was ordered to use the name on his birth certificate, a name he has not used in over 30 years. This petition specifically relates to Orthodox monastics, but I know Catholic monks and nuns are given new names when they are tonsured too. I don't know if there is a separate petition for them. I don't want to sound like one of the "war on Christmas" crowd, but this seems like a petty regulation that benefits nobody. Please sign the petition at: https://www.change.org/p/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-maxine-williams-stop-stripping-orthodox-christian-clergy-of-church-names-on-facebook?hc_location=ufi

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nxylas Apr 2015 OP
shenmue Apr 2015 #1
rug Apr 2015 #2
ColesCountyDem Apr 2015 #3

Response to nxylas (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 01:45 PM

1. Signed

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Response to nxylas (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 04:39 PM

2. Given the phony names that flood facebook, this seems remarkably stupid.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 08:04 PM

3. +1000! n/t

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