BRAZIL: Judge Orders Netflix To Pull “Gay Jesus” Film

The BBC reports:

A judge in Brazil has ruled that a film depicting Jesus as gay must be removed from the TV streaming service Netflix. The film, The First Temptation of Christ, infuriated fervent Christians in the country.

Two million people signed a petition calling for it to be axed, and the production company was attacked with Molotov cocktails last month. In the ruling against Netflix, the judge said: “The right to freedom of expression… is not absolute”.

Judge Benedicto Abicair said his temporary decision would appease furious Christians until a final decision is made by a higher court. “Exhibiting the ‘artistic production’… may cause graver and more irreparable damage than its suspension,” the judge wrote.

Brazilian police are seeking a man they have named as part of the group that firebombed the offices of the comedy troupe that made the film.