Christian Group Demand Netflix Cancel ‘Good Omens,’ a Show on Amazon Prime

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Isn’t it awkward when you demand that Netflix cancels one of its shows and really kick up a fuss to make it happen… only to realize that Netflix doesn’t even own the damn thing?

It’s super important that you do your homework before starting a global debate over something, and you will truly feel the backlash if you don’t. This is an unfortunate reality for a Christian group, who clearly didn’t do their research before kicking up an absolute storm.

Just wait until you hear what Netflix UK and Amazon Pride had to say about all of this – their responses were hilarious!

First things first, what exactly is Good Omens about?

Good Omens is a TV mini-series that shares the tale of the bungling of Armageddon which features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch. That’s a lot to take in, I know…

David Tennant stars as the demon, Crowley, and the angel, Aziraphale, is played by Michael Sheen. The black-comedy series watches the two opposite characters collaborate with one another to prevent the coming of the Antichrist and an imminent apocalypse.

The series takes the plot of the 1990 novel, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, created and written by English authors, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

Terry Pratchett sadly died in 2015 and his last request to his co-writer before he died was to have their novel adapted onto TV screens. Gaiman wrote the scripts, screenplay, and worked as a showrunner during production.

Good Omens has received great feedback and has even been described as a “devilishly funny love letter to the book” by The Radio Times.

There has been some controversy around the release of the series, and a certain group of people are not happy about it.

Popular group, Return To Order, have created a petition demanding to get the series taken off the air. So far, the petition has received a huge 20,000 signatures in aid of the demand.

Return to Order is based upon the writings of author, John Horvat II. It “calls upon Americans to put principles into actions by working toward what is called an organic Christian society.”

The cancellation campaign declares the series as a “mockery of God’s order and religion, which destroys the barriers of horror that society still has for the devil.”

People are entitled to their opinions and beliefs, but all of this to cancel a TV series? Really?

The petition was drafted on the website saying: “To Netflix, I protest against your series Good Omens, which portrays God as a tyrant and Devils as being good.” Can anyone spot the mistake here?

Netflix had nothing to do with the series…

If the organizers of this petition had bothered to do some homework before sinking their claws in, they would have discovered that Good Omens was produced, and is streamed by, Amazon Prime. Duh.

Since he did write the thing, he has a right to have his say! Gaiman tweeted: “This is so beautiful… Promise me you won’t tell them?”

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

God is voiced by American actress, Frances McDormand, and this is also something the group is not too pleased about – because suggesting that God is a woman is clearly an instant ticket to the gates of Hell…

Let’s be honest, it’s a pretty hilarious mistake for 20,000 people to get on board with.

Netflix UK tweeted yesterday, “ok we promise not to make any more.” Blunt and straight to the point – we like it.

Amazon Prime got involved with this hilariously topical tweet. But seriously, please don’t cancel Stranger Things…

Just today, the religious group have admitted their error. We bet they’re all feeling a little red-faced this morning.

It doesn’t look like Amazon will be canceling the show any time soon, despite the 20,000 miffed Christians asking Netflix to do so… We may as well sit back, put our feet up and enjoy the new series! After all, it has had some great reviews…