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Over 20,000 Petition for Netflix to Cancel Amazon Prime’s Good Omens

Good Omens is a six episode miniseries on Amazon Prime staring David Tennant, as the demon Crowley, and Michael Sheen, as the angel Aziraphale.  In this series, this unlikely odd couple of friends try to stop the apocalypse and the end of the world.  It is a supernatural comedy … as much as the end of the world can be funny.

Good Omens is based off of 1990 novel,  Good OmensThe Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter.  It was co-written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett.  This novel is well known and was sought after for an adaption.

A petition for this series to be canceled was added by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.  Their goal was for 15,000 signatures and now has over 20,000 signature.  But there is a couple of big problems with this petition for Netflix to cancel this series.

This petition asks for Netflix to have this series canceled.  This series is on Amazon Prime and not Netflix.  Netflix might want to cancel it because it has been popular on Amazon Prime.  It is like petitioning McDonalds to remove the Whopper.

The second issue is this is a miniseries and not an ongoing series.  Amazon agreed to only adapt the work and not add to it.  They would have to re-negotiate their contract to get more episodes since they have adapted the whole of the material.  There is no plans of a second season and honestly would be almost impossible to get approved. Amazon cannot cancel a series that has no second season planned.

As a Christian, I understand the theological issues the the petition signers have with this show.  I watched Good Omens and understand the concerns fully and yes I enjoyed it.   Some of us can watch it and realize this is not our view of spiritual things but enjoy a series for what it is.

If you are upset about this series, have they petitioned the CW to remove Supernatural from the air which has a lot of the same blurring of good and evil with demons and angels.  Even classics like It Is a Wonderful Life takes a lot of liberties with theological views of angels.  Never less shows like Touched by An Angel and Highway to Heaven did things that would be counter to theological views of angels.

Everyone is entitled to not watch or support a show.  They sure can speak against it and their views of the flaws of a series.  They can create petitions, which usually do nothing other than rally both sides.  But if you are going to represent me as a Christian, at least verify who you are petitioning before you put out your petition on the internet.

(Via CNet)

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