Brazil’s Supreme Court allows gay Jesus film on Netflix

By : Wire Report
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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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Brazil Supreme Court criminalizes homophobia, transphobia

By : Felipe Alface of the Washington Blade, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The majority of the Brazilian Supreme Court on May 28 voted to equate homophobia and transphobia to the crime of racism.

The voting has not ended and will continue on June 5, but May 28’s historic decision saw six of the 11 possible votes in favor.

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