‘Is it worth attacking the belief of 86 percent of the population’…?
The movie also shows Mary smoking marijuana, Cinema Blend reported.
The Brazilian YouTube channel “Porta Dos Fundos” (“Back Door”) created the irreverent film, “The First Temptation of Christ,” which was released Dec. 3 on Netflix Brazil, Fox News reported.
In the 46-minute Christian movie, Jesus and his “friend” Orlando come to Mary and Joseph’s home to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
Orlando indicates that he and Jesus are homosexual lovers, while Jesus tries to hide the relationship from Mary and Joseph.
The petition calls for the “removal of the film from the NETFLIX catalog and for the ‘Porta dos Fundos’ to be held responsible for the crime of villainous faith.”
“We also want public retraction, as they have seriously offended Christians,” the petition said.
Eduardo Bolsonaro, the oldest son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, tweeted his simultaneous support for freedom of expression and disapproval of the film.
“We support freedom of expression, but is it worth attacking the belief of 86 percent of the population,” Eduardo Bolsonaro said in a tweet.
Porta dos Fundos defended their movie.
“Porta dos Fundos values artistic freedom and humor through satire on the most diverse cultural themes of our society and believes that freedom of expression is an essential construction for a democratic country,” the group said in a statement to the New York Daily News.
Brazilian Christians called the movie “blasphemous, vulgar, and disrespectful.”
Last Christmas, Porta dos Fundos released a special called “The Last Hangover,” which mimicks the plot of “The Hangover.”
The apostles search for Jesus, who was lost amid the revelry of the fictitious last supper.
Both “The Last Hangover” and “The First Temptation of Christ” are available to American Netflix viewers.