A huge (annoying) protest has sprung up to pull Lucifer from the airwaves before it even airs. Why is Watson, a champion of the First (and Third) Amendment on their side? That answer may shock you! (Or not…)
First, what’s the protest all about?
One Million Moms has launched a petition asking Fox to cancel their planned spring 2016 television series Lucifer. The show, based on the DC/Vertigo series of the same name, focuses on the biblical demon as he leaves Hell to live in Los Angeles in what One Million Moms describes will ” glorify Satan as a caring, likeable person in human flesh.”
One Million Moms is a website created by the Christian fundamentalist non-profit organization American Family Association.
“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,” says One Million Moms. “At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld.”
So why am I siding with religious fundamentalists to get in the way of art?
Purely a coffee bet folks. A few weeks back, I made this bet with Ryan:
Bet: That at least 4 episodes of Lucifer will actually be shown on air. Ryan says yes, Watson says no. Stakes: Coffee.
Yup. I’m only in it for the coffee….