Brazilian Court Orders Netflix To Take Down 'Gay Jesus' Film

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Popular Movie-streaming tech giant, Netflix has been ordered by a Brazilian judge to stop showing a film depicting Jesus as a gay man and which prompted a gasoline bomb attack on the satirists behind the film.

The ruling by Rio de Janeiro judge, Benedicto Abicair, on Wednesday responded to a petition by a Brazilian Catholic organization that argued the "honor of millions of Catholics" was hurt by the film.

The special was produced by Rio-based film company, Porta dos Fundos, whose headquarters was targeted in the Christmas Eve attack.

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Judge Abicair said the program's withdrawal "is beneficial not only to the Christian community but to Brazilian society which is mostly Christian."

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