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One Million Moms Can't Compete With Badass 'Lucifer,' Want Teevee Show Canceled
The three or four moms behind the American Family Association's "One Million Moms" are very unhappy indeed about this upcoming Fox TV show called Lucifer, whose hook is that the Prince of Darkness gets bored with ruling Hell, quits his job, and moves to Los Angeles, which presumably has more variety. Based on the DC comic that spun off from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, the show looks like it might not stink, but The Moms have launched a petition drive to gather names for future AFA fundraising efforts, and, oh, yes, to convince Fox to drop a major series from its fall schedule.
The Moms -- or at least the AFA interns who wrote the petition -- complain that the series Must! Be! Stopped! because it will "glorify Satan as a caring, likable person in human flesh," and because the preview for the pilot episode depicts "graphic acts of violence, a nightclub featuring scantily-clad women and a demon," which, apart from the nightclub, isn't a bad description of the Fox News nightly lineup, either.
The "petition," which has a whopping 12,500 signatures of "concerned moms" already, calls for the show's cancellation because the show's "previews mischaracterize Satan, departs from true biblical teachings about him, and inaccurately portrays the beliefs of the Christian faith." Need to work on those parallel verbs, Moms. In any case, the show has to go because Fox is "disrespecting Christianity and mocking the Bible." We're certain The Moms will be every bit as successful as they were in getting J.C. Penny to fire Ellen, saving America from talking piggies who want to sex your daughter, and putting Starbucks out of business.
Comics demigod Neil Gaiman, whose Sandman comics first introduced Lucifer skipping out on his job (the devil looked a lot like David Bowie back then), wrote on his Tumblr,
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…
If you want to see a preview for the Fox series, it's on YouTube; as we say, it looks like it might not suck. Our only question is what kind of weird alternative-reality Los Angeles is this where the cop cars are 1973 Chevy Impalas?
Obviously we'll have to watch the pilot to find out.