U-turn in the satire controversy

U-turn in the satire controversy

Dispute over a Netflix satire © Studio R3 (shutterstock)

Turnaround in the dispute over a satire featuring a homosexual Jesus: the Supreme Court of Brazil has now allowed the distribution of the highly controversial Netflix series after all. It overturned the decision of a lower court in Rio de Janeiro.

This had forbidden the distribution of the film for the time being. As reported by Brazilian media on Friday, the judge in charge of the case, Antonio Dias Toffoli, said that a film comedy is not capable of "weakening Christian values, whose existence is more than 2.000 years back". The Catholic association Centro Dom Bosco had filed the suit against the series.

Sharp protest from Christian churches

The film entitled "The First Temptation of Christ" by a Brazilian production company was released on 3. The campaign was launched in December and provoked sharp protests from conservative politicians and Christian churches. It shows Jesus coming home after 40 days of fasting in the desert with his friend Orlando, where Joseph and Mary are having a party to celebrate his 30th birthday. Birthday have planned. On Christmas, the headquarters of the production company in Rio was pelted with Molotov cocktails.

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