- A Brazilian judge, Benedicto Abicair, on Wednesday, January 8, ruled that Netflix must discontinue the showing of a movie that shows Jesus as a gay man
- The petition was brought before the court by a Brazilian Catholic organisation that claims that the film is very insensitive to its members' feelings
- According to Abicair, the ruling is a good move for the whole Brazilian community that is mostly made up of Christians
A Brazilian judge, Benedicto Abicair, on Wednesday, January 8, asked that Netflix must stop streaming a Christmas film that depicts Jesus as a gay man.
The order was in response to a petition that was brought before his court by a Brazilian Catholic organization that said millions of their members were hurt by the airing The First Temptation of Christ, ABC News reports.
It should be noted that the movie was produced by Porta dos Fundos, a Rio-based film company.
They were attacked by a group of men on Christmas Eve as a reaction to the special.
Netflix and the company are yet to comment on the ruling as the judge said that withdrawing the movie is not only good for the Christian community but to the Brazilian community as a whole.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that popular Nigerian gay man and activist Bisi Alimi shared what he thought about the controversial Jesus movie. He said the movie is a must-watch for everybody.
He pointed out that he does not get the outrage from Nigerians, considering that the movie is in Portuguese. Alimi went on to stress how hilarious the film is, and how God was presented as a character.
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