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Christian petition mistakenly asks Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime show ‘Good Omens’

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More than 20,000 people have signed onto a Christian petition asking Netflix to cancel a “blasphemous” TV series, citing complaints including God being “voiced by a woman” and a friendship between an angel and a demon — but the show actually streams on Amazon Prime.

The online petition seeks to have “Good Omens,” a show on Amazon Prime that tells the story of a demon and an angel who team up to defeat the Antichrist and prevent the apocalypse, removed from Netflix.

{mosads}As first reported by The Guardian, the effort is being orchestrated by the Return to Order campaign, which brands itself as a “special campaign of The Foundation for a Christian Civilization” online.

The group lists a number of ways in the petition in which it believes the series “presents devils and Satanists as normal and even good, where they merely have a different way of being, and mocks God’s wisdom.” 

“An angel and demon are good friends, and are meant to be earth’s ambassadors for Good and Evil respectively,” the group says, adding: “This pair tries to stop the coming of the Antichrist because they are comfortable and like the earth so much.”

“God is voiced by a woman,” the group continues in its list of reasons the show should be canceled.

“The Antichrist, who will oppose the Kingdom of God, is portrayed as a normal kid that has special powers and a mission to destroy the world which he doesn’t really want to do.”

The group goes on to conclude in its petition that the show “in the end” is a “denial of Good and Evil: morality and natural law do not exist, just humanitarianism and an ultimately useless creed.” 

“This is another step to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable. We must show our rejection,” the group adds. “Please sign our petition, telling Netflix that we will not stand silent as they destroy the barriers of horror we still have for evil.”

Neil Gaiman, who along with Terry Pratchett co-wrote the 1990 fantasy novel on which the TV series is based, issued a response to the effort on Twitter.

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