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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 07:33 PM

Brazil's Supreme Court allows gay Jesus film on Netflix

Source: Associated Press

Brazil’s Supreme Court allows gay Jesus film on Netflix

By DIANE JEANTET
January 9, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The president of Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday issued an order that allows streaming service Netflix to continue exhibiting a satirical film depicting Jesus as a gay man and reaffirmed Brazilians’ right to free speech.

“It is not to be assumed that a humorous satire has the magic power to undermine the values ​​of the Christian faith, whose existence goes back more than two thousand years,” Supreme Court President José Antonio Dias Toffoli wrote in his decision.

Netflix earlier the same day filed an official complaint with the country’s top legal authority, decrying attempted censorship by a judge in Rio de Janeiro who ordered the film’s withdrawal from its platform. The film was never removed.

Still, the Rio judge’s ruling has revived scrutiny on what his critics call censorship under the far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro. His administration has vowed to fight “cultural Marxism” and openly supports Christian values. Several shows, plays and conferences have been canceled since Bolsonaro took office just over one year ago.

On Wednesday, judge Benedicto Abicair ruled against the film following a petition by a Brazilian Catholic organization that argued the “honor of millions of Catholics” was hurt by the airing of “The First Temptation of Christ.” The special was produced by the Rio-based comedy group Porta dos Fundos, whose headquarters was targeted by gasoline bombs on Christmas Eve.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/053752d87999c0f637a465796097b4aa

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 07:49 PM

1. Apparently "what would jesus do?" is firebomb the heretics.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 09:52 PM

2. Censorship and fanatical religious faith...

go together like drunk and disorderly. Once you have convinced yourself or others you are doing the bidding of your imaginary friend, narrow mindedness is the means that justifies the end. Because as we all know, Jesus wants it that way.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 04:27 PM

3. Did Jesus tell the Chinese atheists to put the Uighurs in concentration camps?

Once you have convinced yourself that theism is the problem, that narrow focus makes it impossible to see the real root of the problem.

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