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Glenn Greenwald Responds After Brazilian Government Charges Him with Cybercrimes

Gay journalist and founder of The Intercept Glenn Greenwald was charged by federal prosecutors in Brazil with “cybercrimes” on Tuesday “for his role in bringing to light cellphone messages that have embarrassed prosecutors and tarnished the image of an anti-corruption task force,” the New York Times reported. Greenwald responded to the charges in an interview with The New Yorker‘s Isaac Chotiner. Greenwald told Chotiner, “I think that what a lot of people are not fully understanding about Brazil is that there are a lot of people in the government, beginning...
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Brazil’s Supreme Court Sides with Netflix, Allows ‘Gay Jesus’ Film

Brazil’s Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that would have required Netflix to remove a satirical film depicting Jesus as gay. On Wednesday, a judge in Rio ordered the streaming service to ax the Christmas-themed comedy, The First Temptation of Christ, citing a conflict with the nation’s Catholic values. Millions of people signed a petition calling for the film’s removal, and on Christmas Eve, protesters fire-bombed the headquarters of the comedy group that produced it,  Porta dos Fundos. Netflix quickly appealed the judge’s decision, leading to Thursday’s decision from Supreme...
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He is risen! Netflix wins appeal to overturn ban on ‘gay Jesus’ Christmas film

Netflix has won an appeal at Brazil’s supreme court to overturn the ban imposed this week on a Christmas film that depicts Jesus as gay. The film follows Jesus, “who’s hitting the big 3-0”, bringing his boyfriend home to meet his family at Christmas, and more than two million people signed a petition to ban the movie for “seriously offending Christians”. A Primeira Tentação de Cristo, or The First Temptation of Christ, was created by Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos, whose offices were attacked with Molotov cocktails in the early hours...
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Netflix Appeals Order to Remove ‘Gay Jesus’ Film

Jesus and his boyfriend in The First Temptation of Christ. (Netflix) Netflix is appealing a Brazilian judge’s order to remove a satirical film portraying Jesus as gay, The First Temptation of Christ, from its streaming service. Reuters reports: On Wednesday, a court in Rio de Janeiro ordered Netflix to stop showing the content in Brazil. In its Thursday filing, Netflix criticized that decision for censoring the comedy group Porta dos Fundos, which produced the special in which Jesus is portrayed as homosexual. On Christmas Eve a group of hooded men...
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Netflix ordered to pull ‘gay Jesus’ Christmas film after outrage from millions of Catholics

A judge in Brazil has banned a Netflix Christmas film that depicts Jesus as gay after millions of Catholics in the country complained. More than two million people signed a petition to ban the parody “gay Jesus” Netflix film, A Primeira Tentação de Cristo, or The First Temptation of Christ, for “seriously offending Christians”. The film follows Jesus, “who’s hitting the big 3-0”, bringing his boyfriend home to meet his family at Christmas. A Primeira Tentação de Cristo was created by Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos, whose offices were attacked...
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Creators Of Gay Jesus Netflix Film Bombed In Christmas Eve Terrorist Attack: Police

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Police in Rio de Janeiro said at least four men were involved in a Christmas Eve attack at the headquarters of a Brazilian comedy group after their release of a Netflix special that depicts Jesus as gay, according to state news agency Agencia Brasil. The comedy group Porta dos Fundosl confirmed that two petrol bombs were thrown at their building causing a fire, which was put out by one of the office’s security guards in the early hours of Dec. 24. No one was hurt...
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Creators of Netflix’s ‘gay Jesus’ Christmas movie attacked with Molotov cocktails on Christmas Eve

The Brazilian offices of the comedy group behind Netflix’s controversial ‘gay Jesus’ movie were set ablaze on Christmas Eve after being bombarded by Molotov cocktails. Porta dos Fundos‘ headquarters in Rio de Janeiro were hit with several makeshift petrol bombs in the early hours of Tuesday, December 24. Fortunately a security guard was able to control the fire and no one was harmed. The production company had faced accusations of blasphemy after creating The First Temptation of Christ, a parody film that portrays Jesus bringing home his boyfriend, Orlando, to...
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