A Christian Group Want Netflix to Cancel ‘Good Omens’, a Show That Already Ended and Isn’t on Netflix

If there a two universal truths in this world, it’s that censorship is stupid and Neil Gaiman is good. Nothing really brings those principles into focus more than Christian watchdog group Return to Order making a petition demanding Netflix cancel the television how Good Omens, written by Neil Gaiman and based on book written by Gaiman and the late, great Terry Pratchett. The only problem is Netflix doesn’t have any relationship to Good Omens at all, which is a co-production of Amazon and the BBC. Oh, and it’s a miniseries, they were never going to make more than the six episodes they already made. So well done, Return to Order, you won? Kind of?

They’ve since corrected the petition to reflect that the series was co-produced by Amazon (no one told them about the BBC, I guess), though they still haven’t acknowledged that because of the nature of the how no more episodes were ever going to be produced anyway.

But because of this, I got to have a look at their petition and ooohh boy.

This series presents devils and Satanists as normal and even good, where they merely have a different way of being, and mocks God’s wisdom in the following ways:

God is voiced by a woman.

God being a woman “mocks God’s wisdom.” I don’t even get what the problem is here.

The four riders of the Apocalypse, God’s means of punishing sinful earth, are portrayed as a group of bikers.

This makes even less sense. It’s kind of a gag that because it isn’t 120 CE anymore the four horsemen wouldn’t ride horses because they’re supposed to be scary, not rich teenager girls trying to pad out their college application so mommy and daddy can save a little bit of money on their bribe.

If you haven’t seen Good Omens, without doing a full review, everything these dipshits hate about it is awesome and Michael Sheen and David Tennant give incredible performances as the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley.

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