The Supreme Court’s president, Dias Toffoli, ruled late Thursday in favor of Netflix and the comedy group that made the film, “The First Temptation of Christ.”
In his ruling, Toffoli said a satire alone did not threaten the Christian faith, Agencia Brasil reported.
“We are not neglecting the relevance of respect for the Christian faith (as well as all other religious beliefs or their absence),” Toffoli wrote, according to Agencia Brasil. “However it should not be assumed that a humorous satire has the power to undermine the values of the Christian faith, whose existence has been for more than two thousand years.”
Toffoli’s ruling came just a day after a judge from the Sixth Civil Chamber of the Court of Rio de Janeiro ordered Netflix to suspend the film from its platform.
The Supreme Court’s ruling can still be overturned, according to Agencia Brasil. It described the decision as “provisional,” due to a judiciary recess.