20,000 Christians sign petition demanding that Netflix cancel Amazon's Good Omens

Carla Harmon
June 20, 2019

People online have joined Gaiman in poking fun at the group for mistaking Amazon Prime for Netflix. More than 20,000 supporters have signed a petition in which they say that Good Omens is "another step to make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable", and "mocks God's wisdom".

An angel (Michael Sheen) and a demon (David Tennant) are forced to team up to save the world from the apocalypse, crossing paths with God and the Devil and everything in between on the way.

It's unclear if Good Omens will get a second season, but in an interview prior to the series premiere in late May, Gaiman, who served as the show runner, did not rule it out.

Return to Order calls out numerous transgressions- including that an angel and demon are depicted as good friends, that the son of Satan is portrayed "as a normal kid" and that God is voiced by a woman (Oscar victor Frances McDormand).

Gaiman took it to Twitter to respond to the petition, saying: "I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get #GoodOmens canceled".

Christian group Return to Order created a now-defunct petition addressed to Netflix to cancel the six-episode series, despite the fact the series is actually made by Amazon Prime.

The crux of the complaint, however, is that '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'. Over 20,000 Christians have signed the petition to have the show canceled.

This isn't the first time Return to Order has created a petition.

Neil Gaiman at a special screening of "Good Omens" at ArcLight Hollywood on May 16, 2019. "Says it all really", he wrote on Twitter. This is so lovely.

But Christians marshalled by the Return to Order campaign, an offshoot of the US Foundation for a Christian Civilisation, disagree. Promise me you won't tell them?' A year ago it launched a protest against the Canadian ice cream chain Sweet Jesus, which it condemned as "blasphemous".

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