One Million Moms Protests ‘Lucifer’ And Urges Fox To Remove It From The Fall Line-Up

The conservative Christian watchdog group One Million Moms has already begun their campaign to protest the television adaptation of DC Comics’ Lucifer comic book series. One Million Moms has started their campaign to try to force the Fox network to remove Lucifer from their fall line-up by starting a petition.

The petition seems to be aimed more at members of their own group as opposed to wording it to appeal to the general public.

“FOX has plans in 2016 to air Lucifer, a new series which will glorify Satan as a caring, likable person in human flesh.

The series will focus on Lucifer portrayed as a good guy, ‘who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell.’ He resigns his throne, abandons his kingdom, and retires to Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.

At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld.

Previews of the pilot episode depict graphic acts of violence, a nightclub featuring scantily-clad women and a demon.”

The petition continues:

“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.”

Bleeding Cool points out the overriding problem with this petition, specifically where One Million Moms asserts that the Fox Lucifer drama will be portraying the reigning king of hell as a “good guy.”

A good guy? Really?

In any case, this is not the first time Lucifer has been portrayed in popular media, nor is this the first time we have seen a likable antagonist. In classic literature, Lucifer is found in literature beginning with such classics as Dante Alighieri’s Inferno (1321) and John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667). In recent popular culture, Lucifer has been seen in films and television from comedies to horror films with Mark Pellegrino playing one of the most likable versions of Lucifer in the CW network’s Supernatural.

Even the official Lucifer website doesn’t try to pass Lucifer off as a nice person. Likable, perhaps. Good, certainly not.

“The Devil has come to Los Angeles… Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis, Merlin) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.”

Newsarama reports that only 0.35 percent of those associated with the One Million Moms organization has actually signed the petition to protest Lucifer. Assuming the One Million Moms campaign doesn’t pick up steam, Lucifer will air on Fox in the fall season.

[Featured image courtesy of Fox/Lucifer]