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).

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Nick Banks
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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.
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