So far, more than 20,000 good Christians have signed a petition calling for the cancellation of the six-episode Good Omens, a television series adapted from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel published in 1990. Sadly, they sent their petition to Netflix, but the series is streaming by Amazon Prime.
Good Omens stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen as a demon and angel who collaborate to prevent the coming of the Antichrist and the Apocalypse. Pratchett, who passed away in 2015, requested that Gaiman adapt the novel they wrote together to the screen before he died; Gaiman wrote the screenplay and works as the showrunner on the Amazon/BBC production.
But the U.S. Foundation for a Christian Civilization convinced 20,000 gullible supporters to sign a petition saying that Good Omens is:
…another step to make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable and mocks God’s wisdom.
They are in a tizzy over God being voiced by a woman, and not just any woman, but Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand, and the Antichrist is a normal kid. In a statement, the group claims:
This type of show makes light of Truth, Error, Good and Evil, and destroys the barriers of horror that society still has for the devil.
They are demanding that Netflix cancel the show.
I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get #GoodOmens cancelled. Says it all really. This is so beautiful … Promise me you won’t tell them?
The publisher Cheryl Morgan tweeted:
Miraculously God has already done it. Don’t tell them She put it on Amazon instead.
U.S. Foundation for a Christian Civilization’s (FUCC) Return to Order campaign is based on the writings of John Horvat II. It “calls upon Americans to put principles into actions by working toward what is called an organic Christian society”.
Earlier this spring, another of its petitions called on Walmart to “stop selling Satanic products” such as blasphemous ice cream called “Sweet Jesus”.
I wonder if the Christians have a problem with Archangel Gabriel played by Jon Hamm, the Devil voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch or the Archangel Michael played Doon Mackichan?