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.'”