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    Netflix's 'Gay Jesus' Comedy Sparks Outrage, 1.8 Million Signatures Opposing It

    I bet they won't do a gay Mohammed.
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    A new Netflix comedy that depicts Jesus as being gay has sparked outrage and led to a petition that has amassed more than 1.8 million signatures.

    The First Temptation of Christ was produced by Porta dos Fundos, a Brazilian comedy group on YouTube, and is available on Netflix's U.S. platform with subtitles. The 45-minute episode is rated TV-MA.

    The comedy depicts Jesus as a 30-year-old cursing gay man, returning home to visit Mary and Joseph, who are throwing him a birthday party. Jesus brings a man named Orlando to the party, and it's presumed the two are a couple.

    Further, the show depicts Jesus as not wanting to be God's Son. In the show, both of Jesus' fathers are at the party: Joseph and a character depicting God the Father.

    "I think I'd rather be Joseph's son," the character depicting Jesus says in the episode.

    At one point, the "God the Father" character propositions Mary for sex.

    In another scene, "Jesus" asks "God the Father" if he can leave the party.

    "Can I go backpacking with Orlando?"

    The request is denied.

    A Change.org petition had collected 1.8 million signatures as of Monday morning. It says it wants "the removal of the film from the NETFLIX catalog" and for the comedy group 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 says.

    Brazilian pastor and congressman Marco Feliciano, who opposes the show, said Netflix had crossed a line.

    "Christians and non-Christians have asked me to take action against the irresponsible members of Porta do Fundo," he wrote on Twitter, according to the Daily News. "It's time we took a collective action – churches and all good people – to put an end to this."

    Many of those who signed the petition wrote messages.

    "This is sickening, and yet another attack on Christianity," one person wrote.

    Netflix’s ‘Gay Jesus’ Comedy Sparks Outrage, 1.8 Million Signatures Opposing It - Michael Foust

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    They're taking a cue from the film "The Last Temptation of Christ" 30 years ago. Enraging the church world gets them to react which only gives it free publicity. Everybody wants to go watch the movie to see what the fuss is all about. The fact is The Last Temptation wasn't a good movie. It only did as well as it did because of the outrage voiced by Christians. My reaction is just to ignore it and make them buy advertising rather than hand it to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jew and Greek View Post
    They're taking a cue from the film "The Last Temptation of Christ" 30 years ago. Enraging the church world gets them to react which only gives it free publicity. Everybody wants to go watch the movie to see what the fuss is all about. The fact is The Last Temptation wasn't a good movie. It only did as well as it did because of the outrage voiced by Christians. My reaction is just to ignore it and make them buy advertising rather than hand it to them.
    And 'as well as it did' wasn't good at all.

    "The Last Temptation of Christ opened in 123 theaters on August 12, 1988, and grossed $401,211 in its opening weekend. The movie was not a financial success. At the end of its run, it had grossed only $8,373,585 domestically (it cost over $7,000,000 to film) and $487,867 in Mexico for a worldwide total of $8,861,452.[5]"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jew and Greek View Post
    They're taking a cue from the film "The Last Temptation of Christ" 30 years ago. Enraging the church world gets them to react which only gives it free publicity. Everybody wants to go watch the movie to see what the fuss is all about. The fact is The Last Temptation wasn't a good movie. It only did as well as it did because of the outrage voiced by Christians. My reaction is just to ignore it and make them buy advertising rather than hand it to them.
    the Last Temptation was nothing this depraved, and it clearly showed it was not "real" but a somewhat dream sequence / hallucination while Jesus was on the cross.

    This is full on attack of His character.

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