Brazilian Judge Orders Netflix To Remove The Gay Jesus Film

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The backlash against the production company that created a Gay Jesus film continues.

You’d think that after the office of said company, named Porta dos Fundos, was bombed over the holiday season, people would give them a break. Unfortunately, one Brazilian judge wasn’t as sympathetic as one might hope.

According to ABC News, Rio de Janeiro judge Benedicto Abicair ordered Netflix, on Wednesday, to stop showing the Christmas special The First Temptation of Christ. The judge made this ruling in response to a petition by a British Catholic organization claiming to fight for the “honor of millions of Catholics.”

Despite Judge Abicair’s ruling contradicting an earlier decision to reject censorship of the program, the new ruling will be considered valid until possibly overturned.

Meanwhile, Abicair is celebrating his own ruling as being “beneficial not only to the Christian community, but to Brazilian society which is mostly Christian.”

Again, this is an example of the immense homophobia found in the Latin American country of Brazil. The country is noted as one of the most dangerous places for LGBTQ people as it has the most recorded incidences of anti-LGBTQ crime and discrimination.

In addition, the president, Jai Bolsonaro, is a “proud homophobe” who has openly expressed his distaste for the Netflix special.

“We are sorry that this garbage got this far in Poland,” he wrote on Twitter. “They do not represent Brazilian society and the reputation of this film is coming from various parts.”

Unfortunately, it seems that one powerful judge agreed.

Source: ABC News,

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