A Netflix satire has outraged conservative Brazilians by portraying Jesus as a gay man. Former ICWA fellow Shannon Sims (Brazil 2012-2014) speaks on Public Radio International about the reaction to the local production, “The First Temptation of Christ.” Two million people signed a petition to remove the film from Netflix Brazil, and its production company has been fire bombed. But the Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ban, allowing the film to return to Netflix.
Link to audio clip of the interview here.
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