Over 1 million people have signed a petition seeking Netflix to remove a 46-minute comedy film that allegedly depicts Jesus as gay.
The Netflix film titled The First Temptation of Christ has sparked online fury for its satire that paints Jesus as a homosexual. The controversial film was produced by a Brazilian-based YouTube comedy group known as Porta dos Fundos (which means Back Door) and premiered on December 3.
In the film, Jesus is seen bringing his ‘gay boyfriend’ named Orlando home to meet his parents, Mary and Joseph at his 30th birthday party. Jesus attempts to downplay his relationship with Orlando, who constantly hints that they’re more than just friends.
According to readysteadycut.com that reviews movies and films, “The setup is that Jesus (Gregório Duvivier) attends his 30th birthday surprise party with his boyfriend Orlando (played by Fábio Porchat).
The party, thrown by José (played by Rafael Portugal) and Maria (Evelyn Castro), has a number of high-profile biblical guests, including God (played by Antonio Tabet), which prompts plenty of debate about parental rights and responsibilities as Christ grapples not just with his parentage but with his own spiritual journey.” Netizens have since condemned Netflix for streaming the movie saying that it offends Jesus and Christians.
Most expressed their disgust on social media especially on Twitter under the hashtag #BoycottNetflix.