More than 20,000 Christians petitioned Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime’s Good Omens, the recent and popular adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 fantasy novel. Yes, its as stupid as it sounds. A Christian group called Return to Order is very upset with Good Omens, which features the forces of heaven and hell teaming up to stop the Antichrist – whom in their opinion looks too much like a normal kid.
The Christians are particularly pissed off because the show apparently is mocks “God’s wisdom”, allowing God’s voice to be that of a woman – two-time Academy Award winner Frances McDormand. Indeed, most upsetting.
Neil Gaiman, a god in his own right, is loving the whole thing and having fun with it on Twitter.
“I love that they are going to write Netflix to try and get #GoodOmens cancelled,” Gaiman tweeted, “Says it all really.”
Return to Order is based on the writings of the author John Horvat II. It “calls upon Americans to put principles into actions by working toward what is called an organic Christian society”. They also had a petition in April calling on Walmart to “stop selling Satanic products” following a 2018 protest against a “blasphemous ice cream chain called Sweet Jesus”. I swear we are not making this shit up.
Sadly, it seems someone informed the Order on their mistake, and they updated their petition. But, unfortunately for them, evidence of their stupidity remains to amuse us.
Good Omens Sequel?
Netflix kindly responded to their petition and gave them their best and most solemn pinky promise not to make it anymore. But, even though Netflix promised to cancel Good Omens, Amazon Prime is considering a sequel – which could be titled 668: The Neighbour of the Beast.
“Terry and I plotted a sequel to Good Omens that we never did. It was about where the angels actually came from”, said Gaiman.
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