Amazon Prime’s high-profile six-part series “Good Omens,” an adaptation of the acclaimed Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman 1990 fantasy novel, launched last month and has received a lot of coverage along with being quite well received overall.
That positive response has prompted a push back by organised Christian evangelicals in the form of a petition calling for the show’s cancellation. The petition was marshalled by the ‘Return to Order’ campaign, an offshoot of the US Foundation for a Christian Civilisation.
More than 20,000 of its supporters have signed the petition which claims the show is “another step to make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable”. They add it “mocks God’s wisdom,” has God “voiced by a woman”, and say: “this type of video makes light of Truth, Error, Good and Evil, and destroys the barriers of horror that society still has for the devil.”
The petition then asks for Netflix, not Amazon, to cancel the show even though Netflix has zero involvement in the series. Gaiman responded to the petition on Twitter, writing: “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?”
Return to Order’s previous petitions called for Walmart to “stop selling Satanic products” and stood against a “blasphemous ice cream chain called Sweet Jesus”.
Source: The Guardian