Tag Archives: Religion

Netflix to Defend Gay Jesus film in Brazil Supreme Court

In the complaint filed to the supreme court, Netflix’s lawyers argue that the judge’s decision amounts to censorship and has an impact “equivalent to that of the bomb used in the terrorist attack against the headquarters” of the comedy group. “It silences by means of fear and intimidation.” – Diane Jeantet, Associated Press via Fortune » https://bit.ly/2T4Gplw [photo: Netflix]

Judge orders Netflix to remove gay Jesus comedy special

Whether Netflix actually removes the special will depend on a higher court, but it’s not without precedent: Last year it pulled an episode of The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that was critical of Saudi Arabia. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defended the decision but inferred that if a government objected to LGBTQ content and wanted it removed, Netflix would not comply. – Audra Schroeder, The Daily Dot » https://ift.tt/36IJFHa [photo:Netflix]

Netflix Facing Backlash Over Comedy Special With Gay Jesus

“The First Temptation of Christ” was created by Brazilian YouTube comedy group Porta dos Fundos. The 46-minute satirical special tracks Jesus coming home to his surprise birthday party with Orlando, his openly flamboyant friend. Despite Jesus’ attempts to conceal his friend, Orlando joins the party later and sings a quirky holiday bop that includes the lyrics: “In the heat of the desert I saw the size of his huge power.” – LaTesha Harris, Variety » https://trib.al/PBcvfTE