Return to Order is an offshoot organization of the Foundation for a Christian Civilization.
As the name of its parent organization implies, the group is strongly founded in its beliefs that Christianity be promoted as much as possible — any other beliefs that run counter to the faith (including the use of smartphone technology) must be soundly rejected.
Many of the blog posts on the group’s site have demonstrated far-right Christian viewpoints. Articles like “Not All Walls Are Bad,” and “It Is Dangerous to Trade with Chinese God-Haters,” showcase just what the organization is all about.
So when word got to the group about an internet television program called Good Omens, which stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen as a demon and angel (respectively) trying to prevent the Antichrist from starting the biblical apocalypse, Return to Order chose to act.
They produced a petition on their website, per reporting from The Guardian, urging others to demand that Netflix remove from its set of programming the Neil Gaiman-produced show.
“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,” their petition read, Newsweek reported.
There’s just one problem: Good Omens, which is based on a 1990 novel written by Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett, isn’t produced by Netflix, but rather, is only available on Amazon Prime.
Before anyone could notice the error on the petition they created, more than 20,000 of their supporters had signed on. The petition on their site has since been taken down, due to the obvious gaffe that resulted in many on social media pointing it out.
Gaiman himself weighed in on the embarrassing petition. “I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get #GoodOmens cancelled. Says it all really,” he tweeted.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 19, 2019
Gaiman also retweeted several other users’ and colleagues’ tweets, which humorously poked fun at Return to Order’s failed petition.
If Netflix won't cancel Amazon Prime's show, I'm going to boycott HBO. Who's with me?
— Zubi (@BeardedGunny) June 20, 2019
OMG, just checked Netflix, it’s like Good Omens was never even there! These are powerful forces at work.
— James Moran (@jamesmoran) June 20, 2019
It’s unclear at this time whether Return to Order will produce another petition against the program in the future — this time around, making their demand to the right streaming service producing the show.
Featured image via screen grab/Amazon Prime Video