I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
According to the state news agency, Agencia Brasil, The president of Brazil’s Supreme Court authorized Netflix to show a comedy that depicts Jesus as gay after a lower court ordered the streaming service to remove the film from its platform.
Brazil, being the home to the worlds largest catholic population was outraged by the release of the Netflix film. It prompted millions of people to sign an online petition to have the movie removed. Unfortunately, Dias Toffoli(President of the Supreme Court), ruled late Thursday in favor of Netflix and the comedy group that made the film, “The First Temptation of Christ.”
In his ruling, Toffoli said a satire alone did not threaten the Christian faith, Agencia Brasil reported.
“We are not neglecting the relevance of respect for the Christian faith (as well as all other religious beliefs or their absence),” Toffoli wrote, according to Agencia Brasil. “However it should not be assumed that a humorous satire has the power to undermine the values of the Christian faith, whose existence has been for more than two thousand years.”
Toffoli’s ruling came just a day after a judge from the Sixth Civil Chamber of the Court of Rio de Janeiro ordered Netflix to suspend the film from its platform.