Netflix ‘producers’ firebombed for gay Jesus movieJanuary 9, 2020
On Dec. 24, a group attacked the headquarters of a YouTube creator group in Rio with firebombs.
The attack was in response to what people have called a crime against Jesus and the Catholic faith.
Reports say one man suspected of having been part of the attack has fled to Russia.
Brazilian authorities have issued a request for the international police organization Interpol to help apprehend him.
But Brazil has also banned the movie which was streaming on Netflix.
Washington Post reports the Netflix satire portraying Jesus as gay provoked more people than expected.
Politicians and preachers say the Brazilian film an act of blasphemy and millions of people signed petitions against it.
They also want the producers, the Porta dos Fundos group, to be charged for criminality.
In a ruling against Netflix, the state court judge said: “The right to freedom of expression … is not absolute.”
A religious organization Associaçao Centro Dom Bosco de Fe e Cultura filed a lawsuit against
The First Temptation of Christ, is created by the Brazilian YouTube comedy group and portrays Jesus bringing home a presumed boyfriend to meet his family.
To many people, the show is going too far, Netflix is making bad decisions and the creators are criminals.
Reuters says two million people petitioned Netflix to remove the show from its online streaming service.
Brazil is home to the world’s largest Catholic population.
The right-wing government headed by President Jair Bolsonaro has the support of the Catholic groups but also of the evangelical Christian community.
Bolsonaro once said he would rather have a dead son than a gay son and this sparked outrage among ‘gay’ rights activists.
His son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, has called the Porta dos Fundos’ show “garbage.”