Facebook allows ‘drag’ stage names for users, but won’t let a Catholic priest use ‘Monsignor’

Facebook allows ‘drag’ stage names for users, but won’t let a Catholic priest use ‘Monsignor’

Monsignor Charles Pope, a popular blogger and a Catholic priest in Washington, D.C., has been blocked from using Facebook. The social media behemoth says it prefers users to use their “everyday names” so that people know who they’re connecting with, and formal titles can get tagged as inauthentic. …

Pope scanned a copy of his driver’s license and sent it to Facebook, hoping that the company will quickly fix the problem.

He also noted that last year Facebook apologized to the members of the gay community who were blocked due to the “real name” policy.

“I want to apologize to the affected community of drag queens, drag king, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbors, and members of the LGBT community for the hardship that we’ve put you through in dealing with your Facebook accounts in the past,” Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox said in a statement.

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