Netflix show depicts Jesus in gay relationship, sparking outcry

by Daniel Payne · Dec 12th, 2019 2:48 pm

A Netflix special that depicts Jesus Christ in a homosexual relationship has sparked a major backlash, with more than million people signing a petition decrying it.

The show, "The First Temptation of Christ," was produced by the Brazilian comedy troup Porta dos Fundos. The bulk of protests have arisen in Brazil, where more than six in 10 people are Catholic.

A petition on Change.org slamming the film had garnered nearly 1,154,000 signatures as of Thursday afternoon. The appeal said the movie had "seriously offended Christians."