More than 260,000 people have signed  an online petition calling for a new movie called Habit to be scrapped because it ” depicts Jesus as a lesbian woman”. 

The petition on Change.org was started by a woman identified only as Vivian N, who says the film is  “blasphemous” and  “Christianophobic garbage”.

“A new blasphemous Hollywood film is predicted to come out soon depicting Jesus as a lesbian woman. The film “Habit” stars Paris Jackson who plays the role of “lesbian Jesus”. Distributors haven’t picked it up as of yet, so let’s please spread awareness and wake people up to the Christianophobic garbage that is spread nowadays, but is somehow accepted and praised by society,” she wrote.

Michael Jackson’s 22-year-old daughter, Paris, will play Jesus Christ in the new movie according to the Evening Standard, which says she provides a “gender-bending take on the religious figure” which “includes a nose ring, tousled waves and a traditional robe.

The movie also attracted opposition from an organisation called One Million Moms, who claimed the film was “sacrilegious and “ridicules people of faith”. A separate petition started by that organisation has attracted more than 70,000 signatures.