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Thousands petition Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime's Good Omens
June 20, 2019 at 2:47 PM - Views: 71 #78562N2DocParticipant
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More than 20,000 Christians have signed a petition calling for the cancellation of Good Omens, the television series adapted from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 fantasy novel – unfortunately addressing their petition to Netflix when the series is made by Amazon Prime.
The six-part series was released last month, starring David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, who collaborate to prevent the coming of the antichrist and an imminent apocalypse. Pratchett’s last request to Gaiman before he died was that he adapt the novel they wrote together; Gaiman wrote the screenplay andworked as showrunner on the BBC/Amazon co-production, which the Radio Times called “a devilishly funny love letter to the book”.
But Christians marshalled by the Return to Order campaign, an offshoot of the US Foundation for a Christian Civilisation, disagree. More than 20,000 supporters have signed a petition in which they say that Good Omens is “another step to make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable”, and “mocks God’s wisdom”. God, they complain, is “voiced by a woman” – Frances McDormand – the antichrist is a “normal kid” and, most importantly, “this type of video makes light of Truth, Error, Good and Evil, and destroys the barriers of horror that society still has for the devil”. They are calling on Netflix to cancel the show.
Gaiman responded to the petition on Twitter, writing: “I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get #GoodOmens cancelled. Says it all really. This is so beautiful … Promise me you won’t tell them?”
June 20, 2019 at 3:11 PM #78569Ohio BarbarianModerator
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I have Netflix. Maybe I’ll watch this one now. Thanks, you fanatical, intolerant, ignorant fundies!
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June 20, 2019 at 3:17 PM #78573djean111Participant
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Makes me want to watch it. Too bad it is on Amazon Prime! The previews look funny.
You know what is not funny? I suspect a lot of those Christians would be just fine and swell with a real Apocalypse Now enabled by one of their own who is just a heartbeat or an impeachment away from being president and having the power to enable that.
June 20, 2019 at 3:39 PM #78583SpirocheteParticipant
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These are probably the same people who wrote to McDonalds, demanding they stop making the Whopper…
June 20, 2019 at 3:43 PM #78586ZimInSeattleParticipant
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Cancelled HBO after GoT was done and added Amazon Prime for next season of The Expanse which came over from SyFy. ‘Good Omens’ looks good says this atheist.
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June 20, 2019 at 5:18 PM #78616NV WinoModerator
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Well, they can always write to Netflix to cancel Lucifer. Oh wait, Netflix is already canceling Lucifer… after they rescued it from oblivion for a final two seasons.
June 20, 2019 at 7:09 PM #78674Utopian LeftistParticipant
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the antichrist is a “normal kid”
Yes, this must be a major beef for X-tians: I mean, we all saw “the Omen.” Antichrist is born of a jackal. And Gregory Peck. Dammit! Science much?
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April 10, 2020 at 2:15 AM #300781salemcourtParticipant
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I loved the show!
April 10, 2020 at 2:25 AM #300783bazukhovParticipant
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Heaven for the climate. Hell for the company. Mark Twain
In heaven all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Nietzsche
Maybe the petitioners could sue Amazon and donate a few billion to Gawd who always seems to be in financial trouble.
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