Jesus! Netflix ordered by judge in Brazil to remove film depicting a gay Christ

Jesus! Netflix ordered by judge in Brazil to remove film depicting a gay Christ
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Posted on 9 Jan 2020

A judge in Brazil has told Netflix it must remove a film depicting Jesus as gay - at least for the time being.


The ruling comes after two million people signed a petition demanding that The First Temptation Of Christ be axed by the popular TV streaming service.

The film, a parody produced by Porta dos Fundos which features Jesus bringing home a presumed boyfriend to meet his family, has angered the country’s conservative Christians. Following the festive-season release of the movie, Porta dos Fundos’ Rio de Janeiro office was attacked with Molotov cocktails on Christmas Eve.


Judge Benedicto Abicai said that his temporary decision would appease angry Christians until a final decision is made by a higher court.

Commenting on the controversy, Eduardo Bolsonaro - the son of Brazil's far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro - tweeted that Porta dos Fundos "do not represent Brazilian society" and that the movie was "garbage". 


President Bolsonaro once said that he would rather his son were dead than gay. 

 

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