Brazil’s Supreme Court decided Thursday that Netflix can continue streaming a controversial Brazilian comedy special that depicts Jesus Christ as a homosexual.
The Supreme Court overturned a lower court judge’s ruling from Tuesday that ordered Netflix to remove a controversial Brazilian comedy special despite international outcry and a petition signed by over 2 million people demanding its removal.
Titled “The First Temptation of Christ” (most likely a play on words reminiscent of the controversial 1988 film “The Last Temptation of Christ”), the satirical “special” that first aired Dec. 3 ahead of Christmas was created by a Brazilian comedy group known as Porta Does Fundos.
According to a report by BBC’s Daniel Gallas from São Paulo this week, Judge Benedicto Abicair in Rio de Janeiro ordered Netflix to remove the film from its platform.
On Thursday, however, the higher court’s ruling struck down the lower court’s ban with the President of Brazil’s Supreme Court, Justice José Antonio Dias Toffoli, stating that freedom of expression is a fundamental right of democracy.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law