Thousands wrongly petition Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime's 'Good Omens' over show's attempt to 'make Satanism appear normal'
One of the more outrageous complaints the petitioners had listed in the petition is that God is 'voiced by a woman'
When was the last time you wrote a letter and sent it to the wrong address? Probably not in over a decade.
But, you are not among the 20,000 Christians who wrote a petition to Netflix to cancel 'Good Omens' since they believe it constitutes "another step to make satanism appear normal, right and acceptable." 'Good Omens' is a series adapted from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's 1990 fantasy novel that deals with the End Times.
Just a sidebar: 'Good Omens' is an Amazon Prime Original.
It's almost mindnumbing how much confidence is at the root of ignorance. The Christian group in question is called the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property has launched an online petition through their subset Return to Order to cancel 'Good Omens'. More than 20,000 supporters have signed a petition, which says that 'Good Omens' is "another step to make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable," and "mocks God's wisdom".
One of the even more outrageous complaints that the petitioners had listed in the petition is that God is "voiced by a woman" (voiced by Frances McDormand). That the antichrist is a "normal kid" and most importantly, "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 has surpassed its 15,000 signatures goal.
Gaiman, who wrote the book in 1990 with Terry Pratchett, also served as the showrunner for the Amazon Prime series. It was his personal project to ensure that 'Good Omens' reaches the screens – such was the last request of one of his closest friends Pratchett. He took to Twitter to share his amusement: "I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get #GoodOmens cancelled. Says it all really."
Even the 'Good Omens' official Twitter account jumped in on the petition.Saying: Somewhere Aziraphale and Crowley are asking each other who's responsible for this one. #GoodOmens
And since Netflix is at the center of all of this, they had to say something about the debacle – which got Gaiman's stamp of approval, who responded to the streaming service's tweet with "Best reply ever."
Return to Order is based on the writings of the author John Horvat II. The Return to Order campaign "calls upon Americans to put principles into actions by working toward what is called an organic Christian society". In April, it petitioned Walmart to "stop selling Satanic products" following a 2018 protest against a "blasphemous ice cream chain called Sweet Jesus".