Netflix has sparked outrage after releasing a new “Christmas special” depicting Jesus as a gay man in a homosexual relationship.
The film, The First Temptation of Christ, shows a gay Jesus introducing his boyfriend Orlando to his parents, Mary and Joseph, during his 30th birthday.
According to Pink News, this is now the second Christmas special produced by the Brazilian troupe, Porta dos Fundos, meaning “back door”.
Last December the five-person group released its first Netflix film, The Hangover, which won an International Emmy for best comedy of the year.
The film reportedly “follows the adventures of Jesus’ disciples after they wake up hungover the morning after the Last Supper… wondering where the Messiah is.”
Following the release of this year’s “Christmas special”, a petition was launched against the streaming service, demanding the removal of the film from the Netflix library along with a public apology.
So far, the petition has gathered more than 1.2 million signatures.