Netflix ordered to take down gay Jesus comedy show in Brazil

Comedy group Porta dos Fundos have won international awards

The Rio-based film company had its headquarters targeted by protests in a Christmas Eve demonstration.

Netflix was ordered to remove 'The First Temptation of Christ, ' a Christmas special by Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos, from its platform on Wednesday.

The First Temptation of Christ, which premiered on Netflix on December 3 and is still live on Netflix as of this time, told a comedic story about Jesus's return home from the desert for his 30th birthday.

Upwards of two million people signed the petition calling for the production to be axed, as Breitbart News reported.

In the ruling against Netflix, the judge said: "The right to freedom of expression.is not absolute". The ruling is valid until another court orders otherwise. Conservative Catholic organization Associacao Centro Dom Bosco de Fe e Cultura had claimed the film "attacked the protection of religious freedom" with its insulting portrayals of the Holy Family. 'I understand, yes, that there must be reflection so that excesses do not occur, avoiding nefarious consequences for many, due to eventual foolishness by a few.

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He added: "Exhibiting the "artistic production"... may cause graver and more irreparable damage than its suspension".

Netflix and Porta dos Fundos have yet to comment.

The parody film, which was run as a Christmas special, was created by Brazilian YouTube comedy group Porta dos Fundos. A video had been posted online that saw three men perpetrating the attack and crediting the Command of Popular National Insurgence, a 1930s-era ultranationalist group.

The criticism was swift - from evangelical leaders, delegates in the national assembly, bishops in Texas and even the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, whose father once called himself a "proud" homophobe. Police said at least four men with their faces covered took part in the assault.

Margarida Salomão, member of the lower house of the National Congress of Brazil, wrote on Twitter in response to the ruling: "The censorship of Porta dos Fundos is scandalous".

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