Facebook just removed the option to show your religion on your profile. On this private Facebook page I require that everybody who wants to be accepted as “friend”, to show that they are Raelians. So now you have 2 choices: either you write “Raelian” after your name, or you add the website www.rael.org in your profile.
Facebook is notifying users that it will remove four information fields from profiles starting next month. These fields include religious views, political views, addresses and the “Interested in” field, which indicates a user’s sexual orientation. The change will go into effect on December 1. A spokesperson for the company told TechCrunch in an email that the reason behind the change is to make the social network easier to use.
“As part of our efforts to make Facebook easier to navigate and use, we’re removing a handful of profile fields: Interested In, Religious Views, Political Views, and Address,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re sending notifications to people who have these fields filled out, letting them know these fields will be removed. This change doesn’t affect anyone’s ability to share this information about themselves elsewhere on Facebook.”