A BRAZILIAN Netflix film about a gay Jesus has sparked a huge backlash – with 1 MILLION people calling for it to be pulled.

The First Temptation of Christ – a 46-minute comedy flick showing Jesus as a closeted homosexual – was released on 3 December.

It sees Jesus and a ‘friend’ named Orlando arriving at Mary and Joseph’s house for a birthday party.

Jesus tries to downplay their relationship, while Orlando hints that they’re more than friends.

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The Netflix description reads: “Jesus, who’s hitting the big 3-0, brings a surprise guest to meet the family. A Christmas special so wrong, it must be from comedians Porta dos Fundos.”

Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of homophobic Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, blasted the film on social media.

He wrote: “We support freedom of expression, but is it worth attacking the belief of 86 percent of the population?”

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And Bishop Henrique Soares da Costa wrote that he had cancelled his Netflix account in protest at the “blasphemous, vulgar and disrespectful” skit.

A petition for it to be taken down has already attracted 1.4million signatures.

Porta dos Fundos said in a statement: “We value 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.”

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Source: The Sun

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