Writer Neil Gaiman and Publisher Cheryl Morgan Respond to the Blunder on Twitter

Good Omens is a television series on Amazon Prime that is an adaptation from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990- fantasy novel. The six-part series released last month is all about a demon and an angel “who collaborate to prevent the coming of the antichrist and an imminent apocalypse.” It stars David Tennant as the demon and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale.

Over 20,000 Christians have signed a petition to cancel Good Omens. The problem is, the Christians who have signed it, marshalled by the Return to Order campaign, an offshoot of the U.S. Foundation for a Christian Civilization, have sent the petition to Netflix instead of Amazon Prime, the maker of the series.

They stated in the petition that the show is “another step to make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable” and “mocks God’s wisdom.” They also complain that the voice of God in the series is female, the antichrist character is a typical kid and that is “makes light of Truth, Error, Good and Evil, and destroys the barriers of horror that society still has for the devil.”

Gaiman posted a tweet responding to the petition: “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?”

Publisher Cheryl Morgan tweeted: “Miraculously God has already done it. Don’t tell them She put it on Amazon instead.”

Last April, Return to Order called for Walmart to stop selling products they deemed Satanic after a protest against a “blasphemous ice cream chain called Sweet Jesus.”


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