Netflix ordered to pull film depicting Jesus as a gay man

A judge in Brazil has ordered Netflix to stop showing a “blasphemous” Christmas special that depicts Jesus as a gay man.

Rio de Janeiro judge Benedicto Abicair issued the ruling in a response to a petition by a Brazilian Catholic organisation which argued The First Temptation Of Christ film had hurt the “honour of millions of Catholics”.

The ruling is valid until another court orders otherwise.

Jesus is approaching his 30th birthday in the film. Pic: Netflix
Image:Jesus is approaching his 30th birthday in the Christmas special. Pic: Netflix

The film depicts Jesus returning home on his 30th birthday and suggests he is a homosexual.

The Netflix special was produced by the Rio-based firm Porta dos Fundos, whose headquarters were targeted in a petrol bomb attack on Christmas Eve.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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