American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property Petitions Netflix to Cancel Amazon Prime’s ‘Good Omens’

They say that “the Devil is in the details”, but it appears that the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property was more concerned with the Devil, than the details in the case of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens adaptation.

The organization (also known as The Christian Return to Order) got a little too hot under the collar about the new Amazon Prime series, and forgot which streaming service was responsible for the “…mockery of God’s Order and religion…”.  The petition (since removed from their website) demanded that Netflix remove the series from the airwaves, and asked signers to send the message to “…Netflix that we will not stand silent as they destroy the barriers of horror we still have for evil.”  The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property was able to elicit over 20,000 signatures before they realized that they were petitioning the wrong streaming service.

As expected, the misguided petition garnered responses from Neil Gaiman, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, among others.

It seems like the petition may have worked, as the UK and Ireland branch of Netflix promised not to make any more episodes of the series.

Amazon Prime responded by offering to broker a deal with Netflix, if they also stopped making one of their hit series.

 

Many devout Christians also posted on Neil Gaiman’s twitter page, stating that they love the show and were by no means offended by Good Omens.

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property was also bothered that God was “…voiced by a woman” in the series and they have (according to The Guardian) also protested a number of other random offenders in the past such as a “blasphemous” ice cream franchise called Sweet Jesus, the film Office Christmas Party, Jesus bath mats and toilet covers, and (naturally) AMC’s  Preacher. 

Good Omens is currently available for viewing on Amazon Prime (not Netflix).

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

Similar Articles

Comments

Latest News

Zombie Thriller ‘Reality Z’ Comes To Netflix This Month

The zombie apocalypse travels South of the Border next week, compliments of an original Netflix horror film set in Rio de Janeiro. Reality Z--which debuts on...

‘The Wretched’ Scares Up ‘Titanic’ Weekend At Box Office

No doubt about it: The Wretched is this season's box office and drive-in king. At least so far. The IFC Films horror entry topped the box office again...

Ron Kurz, ‘Friday The 13th Part 2’ Writer Has Passed Away

Rest in peace to the man who wrote the horror sequel that introduced the menace of an adult Jason Voorhees to a breathless world. Ron...

‘Goosebumps: Dead Of Night’ Game Arrives This Month

While you're waiting for the new live-action TV series based on the R.L. Stine Goosebumps novels to debut, you can get your thrills and chills from...

‘Becky’: The Horror News Network Review

Just like when Vince Vaughn stepped outside of his comedy bubble to play the bad-ass lead in 2017’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 (no,...

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our bi-monthly newsletter consists of the latest horror news and CT HorrorFest happenings.