Brazilian Christians vent fury over gay Jesus Xmas movie

Brazilian Christians vent fury over gay Jesus Xmas movie December 13, 2019

PORTA dos Fundos is Brazilian comedy group with a huge following in Brazil.  Their YouTube channel has more than 16 million subscribers, and religion is often a butt of their humour, as this Jesus Loves You sketch indicates:

But their latest offering, a Netflix special Christmas film entitled The First Temptation of Christ, has unleashed torrents of outrage as as it depicts a gay Jesus bringing his boyfriend home to meet Mary and Joseph.

According to PinkNews, more than 1.3 million people in the predominantly Catholic country have signed a petition against the Christmas parody.

The creators of the film were called “demons” and “heretics”. One person’s reason for signing the petition was:

It is a serious offence against Jesus Christ and the Christians! It has no historical evidence to support the insinuations presented.

Another wrote:

A movie that came to destroy the image of Christ who gave His life to save us. Netflix has featured series that the family can’t join to watch. God created man and woman and no one can change that.

Last December it the group released its first Netflix film Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos (The Last Hangover), which won an International Emmy for best comedy this year.

A parody of the The Hangover movie,  it follows the adventures of Jesus’s disciples after they wake up hungover the “morning after the Last Supper … wondering where their Messiah is”.

Historian Murilo Cleto wrote on Twitter:

Last year’s Christmas special, Jesus was portrayed as a sadistic, homicidal, hedonistic drunkard who hated to pray and no one bothered.

Now that he’s harmless and gay, the world has fallen. It’s atrophying the brain.

But other public figures have expressed outrage at the film. Actor Carlos Vereza wrote on Facebook that the the film was a “trash-porn movie” and that Porta dos Fundos were:

Pretentious idiots, messengers of the new world order, who [support] the deconstruction of family and religion.


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  • johnsoncatman

    It has no historical evidence to support the insinuations presented.

    In case you haven’t figured it out, you witless, clueless git, it is a parody. It is not supposed to have any evidence to support it.
    Here’s an idea: if you don’t like it, no one is forcing you to watch it, so just don’t watch it.

  • Jim Jones

    Also there’s no historical evidence to support the myth of Jesus.

  • Bob Matulis

    I challenge you to say something less true and less supportable. Good luck.

    The historical evidence for Jesus is substantially more than any other ancient documents for manuscripts. Including Homer.

    horse whether or not he’s God or the Christ is debatable. But the fact that he existed is as debatable if there was such a person is Pontius Pilate

  • Jim Jones

    Name one person who met Jesus, spoke to him, saw him or heard him who wrote about the event, has a name and is documented outside of the bible (or any other gospels).

  • barriejohn

    Are you being serious?

  • llDayo

    It has no historical evidence to support the insinuations presented.

    I don’t remember the Bible saying he was straight either or that he ever dated anyone. Isn’t extrapolating meaning from the Bible supposed to be part of understanding it? Touring the country side with 12 other men. Never even mentioning any hookups or a desire to copulate with a female. Looks to me like Jesus could have been closeted.

  • Jennny

    This group is very brave. FA has a post about evangelical x-tians in Brazil threatening religious minorities with death if they don’t convert, so probably these comedians’ lives are in danger now. I salute them.

  • Thanks4AllTheFish

    “The historical evidence for Jesus is substantially more than any other ancient documents for manuscripts.”

    Have you truly investigated this claim thoroughly? I’m afraid that if you do so, you will find that you are just plain wrong. I know, it’s hard to admit when one is wrong. This is what happens when you only spend time in cloistered bubbles reading and listening only to information that agrees with what you already believe. Unfortunately, as most of us here have discovered, there are places like Breitbart, InfoWars, Fox News, and pretty much every Catholic and Evangelical church in America who seek to manipulate the less skeptical and easily bamboozled among us and it appears their manipulations have been successful in far too many cases.

    The real good news is that there are still viable sources of information in which one can utilize critical thinking skills instead of being gaslighted and sort out the wheat from the chaff. Bottom line is; if you are absolutely positive and have no doubt about some issue, you are probably wrong to some degree.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  • Chris Hogue

    Here is a perfect example of irony:

    It is a serious offence against Jesus Christ and the Christians! It has no historical evidence to support the insinuations presented.

  • Götterdämmerung

    “…belief in nothing leaves you open to being led by violence”. You win the non sequitur of the day award.

  • barriejohn

    And your point is…?

  • Carstonio

    Serious offense against Jesus? One would think we were talking about physical assault against him. Or that Jesus was a legal statute and not a person.

    Taking the issue straight (ahem), there’s nothing in the Gospels that rules out Jesus being in a same-sex relationship, or being attracted to men. Centuries before, one phenomenon in Greek culture was married men having same-sex relationships with male friends – they didn’t recognize the phenomenon of people being attracted primarily to the same sex or even the opposite sex.

  • Broga

    You do realise that you are an atheist. You are an atheist about every religion except your own. I just go one step further and don’t believe any of them.

    Why are you so upset? So frantic in your attacks. You have no understanding of what atheism is and I don’t even need the description to reject the destructive superstitions of faith. Perhaps your panic is because your faith is so fragile, so lacking any underpinning by reason or history, that you dare not expose it to challenge.

  • Broga

    His point is that he knows he is right and he knows anyone who differs from his belief is wrong. That’s it.

  • Scott C

    I actually believe in the only true reality there is, and that is vibration……everything else is simply man made constructs, including atheism! There are no gods looking out for us, and at the same time there is far more than just nothing.
    Now go on back to the deep black hole, void of everything that you reside in.
    Atheism is the equivalent of Communism, and to deny that is to deny your pointless life!!

  • WallofSleep

    … on the top of his tiny, little head.

  • WallofSleep

    C’mon xtians, you know the mantra: “If you’re offended by this nativity, then don’t look at it”.

  • WallofSleep
  • Bob Matulis

    Are you trying?

    Among scholars of the New Testament of the Christian Bible, though, there is little disagreement that he actually lived. Lawrence Mykytiuk, an associate professor of library science at Purdue University and author of a 2015 Biblical Archaeology Review article on the extra-biblical evidence of Jesus, notes that there was no debate about the issue in ancient times either. “Jewish rabbis who did not like Jesus or his followers accused him of being a magician and leading people astray,” he says, “but they never said he didn’t exist.

  • Jim Jones

    So you agree with me? Not one record anywhere of a Jesus remotely believable.

  • Broga

    I’m sure I could find articles saying the fairies existed. I remember years ago finding one such article on a visit to Ireland where a road was diverted because it would annoy the fairies.

    Now, try to be sensible.

  • barriejohn

    Which rabbis would that be then? The ones who were around when Jesus was supposed to have been alive?

  • Lauren Greene

    You avoided Jim’s challenge to you. Are YOU trying?

  • Lauren Greene

    Comments by the “guest” were deleted? I’m sorry to be late for the spectacle.

  • Broga

    Interesting, isn’t it. The “turn the other cheek”, followers of Gentle Jesus, are those most ready to turn to vicious abuse and, if they can get away with it, violence. Those same followers have wrought havoc on the planet, caused wars and imposed want and suffering on millions.

  • Brian Curtis

    But a petition to do what, exactly? Demand that Netflix stop production? Demand that Brazil’s government block the movie from showing? Demand that YouTube take down the channel?

  • Broga

    “notes that there was no debate about the issue in ancient times either”.

    The word “notes” is unconvincing. Vague, no primary sources mentioned, and how does he know there was no debate? Usual weak references, prove nothing, and that is all they can offer. Desperate attempts to shore up what is not there.

  • Robert McLean

    A lack of evidence seems to be very Jesus.

  • barriejohn

    They probably didn’t doubt the existence of characters like Abraham and Moses, either, just as people in more modern times accepted King Arthur and Robin Hood as historical characters. Even if the myths were sometimes based upon real events, that doesn’t prove anything.

  • Arthur F. Meincke

    How can there be a serious offence against Jesus H Christ, an imaginary person? Jesus never existed. He was a concoction and fabrication of the Jews when they wrote their buy bull . He was a gift to the Gentiles (Goyim)-a derogatory term) who were polytheist believers. The Jews wrote their own bible and claimed to be the “chosen” people. They wrote their own ticket. All bibles were written by mortal men no gods nor deities were involved.

  • digital bookworm

    I hope the people protesting this have enough brains this time to protest the right streaming service.