Brazil’s Supreme Court allows gay Jesus film on Netflix

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ABOVE: Porta dos Fundos’ “First Temptation of Christ.” Image courtesy of Netflix.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) | The president of Brazil’s Supreme Court on Jan. 9 issued an order that allows streaming service Netflix to continue exhibiting a satirical film depicting Jesus as a gay man and reaffirmed Brazilians’ right to free speech.

“It is not to be assumed that a humorous satire has the magic power to undermine the values of the Christian faith, whose existence goes back more than two thousand years,” Supreme Court President Jose Antonio Dias Toffoli wrote in his decision.

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Rio police identify suspect of attack on Netflix filmmakers

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) | Police in Rio de Janeiro have identified one of the people responsible for a gasoline bomb attack targeting satirists behind a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous.

The 41-year-old businessman, named Eduardo Fauzi Richard Cerquise, has a “violent profile” and remains at large, according to Marco Aurelio de Paula Ribeiro, the detective in charge of the investigation. Police had a warrant for Cerquise’s arrest Dec. 31 but were unable to locate him.

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Brazil investigates Christmas Eve attack over Netflix’s ‘The First Temptation of Christ’

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ABOVE: Netflix’s “The First Temptation of Christ,” image via Twitter/Netflix.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) | A video on social media in Brazil shows three masked people claiming they carried out a gasoline bomb attack to protest “The First Temptation of Christ,” a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous.

A man in the video, whose voice is digitally altered, says the Christmas Eve attack on a video production house in Rio de Janeiro targeted Brazilian humorist group Porta dos Fundos for its Portuguese-language program.

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