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‘Gay Jesus’ Netflix Parody Sparks Censorship Battle in Brazil

Expand Screenshot from Netflix's "Porta dos Fundos's Christmas Special: Christ's First Temptation," December 26, 2019. © 2019 Netflix Brazil / via AFP - Getty Images In the recent Netflix comedy The First Temptation of Christ, Jesus returns home from the desert to a surprise party. But he is not alone. He is accompanied by his presumed boyfriend. On January 8, Rio de Janeiro appellate judge Benedicto Abicair heeded the demands of a Brazilian Catholic organization and ordered Netflix to take down the special, stating it was “likely to cause more serious and irreparable damage than its suspension.”…

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