Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Brazil's Supreme Court Head Allows Video Satirizing Jesus to Be Shown On Netflix

AFP and AP report that the President of Brazil's Supreme Federal Court last Thursday overturned a lower court's preliminary injunction against the Netflix film The First Temptation of Christ. The film depicts Jesus in a gay relationship. In his decision last Thursday,  Judge Antonio Dias Toffoli said in part:
One cannot suppose that a humorous satire has the ability to weaken the values of the Christian faith, whose existence is traced back more than two thousand years, and which is the belief of the majority of Brazilian citizens.
On Christmas Eve, the Brazilian headquarters of Porta dos Fundos -- the company that produced the film-- were pelted with Molotov cocktails.