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Brazilian judge orders Netflix to stop showing a movie depicting Jesus as gay

Friday, January 10th 2020 - 09:50 UTC
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A Brazilian judge ordered the streaming entertainment service Netflix to stop showing a controversial movie depicting Jesus as a gay man, according to court documents made public. In the ruling against Netflix, the state court judge said: “The right to freedom of expression... is not absolute.” Read full article


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  • Terence Hill

    Apparently the Supreme Court has reversed the judge's ruling, meanwhile.
    “Last Monday, the Estado de S. Paulo newspaper published an interview with Supreme Court Chief Justice Dias Toffoli, which deserves to be read by everyone.
    The headline reads: “Toffoli says Lava Jato destroyed businesses and the Public Prosecutors Office didn’t act transparently.” In other words, the Chief Justice admitted what we have been saying for a long time.
    The Lava Jato investigation was not effectively created to fight corruption – it was created to implement a policy based on the interests of international capital in Brazil, especially US interests. The fight against corruption is something that has to be conducted by the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government together, and primarily by society as a whole. This fight has to be permanent because corruption, unfortunately, is an integral part of the capitalist society that we live in where commodities, money and property matter more than people. The fight against corruption should never be confused with a fight against the business sector, whether public or private. But this is exactly what happened in Brazil under the guise of a fight against corruption.
    The Lava Jato investigation had two primary goals. The first was to criminalize the political opposition and make it impossible for the left to continue governing Brazil. The second was to destroy strategic Brazilian companies and economic sectors such as oil and gas. But they did not only destroy Petrobras. Lava Jato also destroyed Brazil’s most important construction and engineering businesses, which were operating worldwide.
    This is exactly what Chief Justice Dias Toffoli says in his interview. What happened in Brazil would have never happened in the United States or Germany. There, entrepreneurs are punished, but companies aren’t normally punished.”

    Jan 11th, 2020 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Speak to us, 'Oh toothless wonder', what has the the depiction of Christ as a gay man got to do with your (and Toffoli's) above bs ?
    Don't you ever get tired being a frustrated little man ?

    Jan 11th, 2020 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    UN rules Bolsonaro violated torture treaty
    Monday, December 16. The United Nations Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture condemned the Bolsonaro government’s policies for failing to prevent torture. It is the first formal statement issued by a UN agency on the violation of international treaties on torture by Brazil during the Bolsonaro era.
    The legal text that was analyzed by the UN is Presidential Decree 9.381 of June 10, 2019, which was denounced by NGOs and activists as an attempt to dismantle control mechanisms for prevention of torture in Brazil.

    Jan 11th, 2020 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Regarding the Netflix episode, Toffoli (Supreme Court) granted them and the 'Porta dos Fundos', an injunction allowing them to keep on showing the movie....alleging that freedom of expression prevails over everything it is safe to presume he has no problem with the depiction of Christ as a gay man...besides offending most Christians, this violates the Constitution, which clearly states there can be no discrimination based on sex, race, or religion....
    A similar satire on Islam's prophet didn't end too well for Charlie Hebdo a few years ago... Toffoli might have bitten off more than he can chew...
    As expected, various segments of society are up in arms against Netflix, and as Toffoli believes freedom of expression cannot be curtailed - under any circumstances, - a group of lawyers in Curitiba has posted several photo-shopped images of Toffoli, Lewandowski, Gilmar Mendes, Marco Aurelio and Celso de Mello, dressed up as transvestites - on FaceBook and other social media.....Let's see how they like that...

    Jan 12th, 2020 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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