Campaign website One Million Moms has launched a petition urging FOX to cancel its upcoming 2016 television series Lucifer, citing “mischaracterizes” Satan and “mocks the Bible.”
The petition reads:
As a concerned mother, I am urging FOX Network to immediately cancel plans to air “Lucifer.”
The program previews mischaracterize Satan, departs from true biblical teachings about him, and inaccurately portrays the beliefs of the Christian faith.
By choosing to air this show, FOX is disrespecting Christianity and mocking the Bible.
So far 12,909 people have signed the petition.
Meanwhile, Neil Gaiman, whose Sandman books inspired the series, has responded to the petition on his personal blog:
Ah. It seems like only yesterday (but it was 1991) that the “Concerned Mothers of America” announced that they were boycotting SANDMAN because it contained Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans characters. It was Wanda that upset them most: the idea of a Trans Woman in a comic book… They told us they were organising a boycott of SANDMAN, which they would only stop if we wrote to the American Family Association and promised to reform.
I wonder if they noticed it didn’t work last time, either…
FOX has yet to cancel or renew Lucifer for Season 2.
Watch this space for continued updates on the show’s status.
HT: Christian Post | Sarah