Brazil Judge Forces Netflix To Remove Comedy Depicting Jesus As Gay

Published On: January 9, 2020, 11:25 am
Adegbenga Ayinla
-- (m) at 9-01-2020 11:25AM

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Netflix in Brazil has been ordered to remove a comedy that shows Jesus Christ in a gay relationship.
Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered Netflix to stop showing a Christmas special that some called blasphemous for depicting Jesus as a gay man and which prompted a gasoline bomb attack on the satirists behind the program.

It shows Jesus bringing home a romantic interest to meet his family.
Following its release on 3 December, the film sparked outcry from the country’s conservative Christians and more than a million people signed a petition calling for Netflix to remove the film.

Netflix told The Associated Press it would not comment on the ruling.
Porta dos Fundos also declined to comment on the judge’s decision, which contradicted an earlier decision rejecting censorship of the program. The ruling is valid until another court orders otherwise.
Abicair said the program’s withdrawal is beneficial not only to the Christian community, but to Brazilian society which is mostly Christian.
The ruling comes at a time when some civil groups say far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is waging a cultural war, cutting funding for arts projects that challenge Christian values and inveighing against flamboyant carnival celebrations.
Early on the day before Christmas, a group of hooded men attacked the headquarters of Porta dos Fundos with Molotov cocktails. No one was hurt. A video circulating days later on social media showed three men claiming responsibility for the attack.
The First Temptation of Christ depicts Jesus returning home on his 30th birthday and insinuates he is gay. Religious groups bristled at the depiction. Creators of the film have defended it as legitimate freedom of expression.

-- Osahenogae1 (m) at 9-01-2020 12:06PM
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What an insolence to christ!
-- ekogiaweplus (m) at 9-01-2020 04:08PM
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netflix please repent of your sin of blasphemy & Jesus will forgive you.