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Christian Group Petitions Netflix to Cancel Series — But It’s Not on Netflix

Jun 20, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A Christian group that took offense to a new TV series apparently got its signals crossed when it tried to petition for the show’s cancellation. The U.K. publication The Guardian reports that more than 20,000 people signed a petition started by the group Return to Order insisting that Netflix stop running the show “Good Omens” — which runs on Amazon Prime.

The six-part limited series, released last month, is adapted from a 1990 fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The story centers on a demon and an angel who join forces to prevent the Apocalypse.

Gaiman commented on 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?”

The petition from Return to Order, an offshoot of the U.S. Foundation for a Christian Civilization, calls the series “another step to make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable,” adding that it “mocks God’s wisdom.”

The Guardian adds: “God, they complain, is ‘voiced by a woman’ — Frances McDormand — 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.'”


  1. If these people are so torqued off about the rather innocuous Good Omens (essentially based on the plot of an old John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John flick), heaven help them if they ever saw an episode of Lucifer. Their heads would explode.

  2. I really enjoyed Good Omens. However, the people asking Netflix to ban it are the same types who think the Earth is 6,000 years old and was created in six days…so mistakes like this are to be expected.

  3. Amazon has internal discussions about acquiring Netflix eventually, which one of the these evangelicals heard about and became confused

  4. So amusing they think these made up stories conflict with their own made up stories. We all deserve better endings.

  5. Just don’t watch the show and let the rest of us enjoy it. It is TV not Sunday School.

  6. Stupid is as Stupid Does …

    I want to shut down Walmart because Sears sold me a bad appliance !
    — About as logical as these morons!

  7. all of the above

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