Brazil’s Supreme Court al­lows gay Je­sus film on Net­flix

Antelope Valley Press - - SECOND FRONT -

RIO DE JANEIRO — The pres­i­dent of Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thurs­day 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 José An­to­nio Dias Tof­foli wrote in his de­ci­sion.

Net­flix ear­lier the same day filed an of­fi­cial com­plaint with the coun­try’s top le­gal au­thor­ity, de­cry­ing at­tempted cen­sor­ship by a judge in Rio de Janeiro who or­dered the film’s with­drawal from its plat­form. The film was never re­moved.

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