DC’s latest television adaptation, Lucifer, based on the Vertigo title of the same name, has recently come under fire by the group One Million Moms.
This new series focuses on Lucifer Morningstar, the Lord of Hell, who has grown bored and unhappy with his life of being the Devil. He resigns his throne, abandons his kingdom, and retires to Los Angeles where he ends up helping an LAPD detective who, for some reason, is immune to his powers.
At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld. Lucifer questions Amenadiel, “Do you think I’m the devil because I’m inherently evil or just because dear old Dad decided I was?” This question is meant to make people rethink assumptions about good and evil, including those about God and Satan.
After the season premiere, which aired this past Monday, One Million Moms had this to say about the series:
FOX’s new drama LUCIFER is spiritually dangerous. The new program glorifies Satan as a caring, likable person in human flesh. The character Lucifer Morningstar makes being the devil look cool, drives a fancy car, gets out of a speeding ticket, owns a nightclub in LA, and is irresistible to women.
However, FOX isn’t the one they’re directly after. Instead, they’ve targeted the restaurant chain Olive Garden for sponsoring the show.
Contact Olive Garden, who sponsored the spiritually dangerous program LUCIFER and paid corporate dollars to promote their restaurants in association with the content of the program.
Use the information we have provided on our website, and let Olive Garden know that its advertising dollars are supporting sympathy towards the devil and glorifying Satan and that financial support should be pulled immediately.
They are asking people to call them, comment on their website or Facebook page or e-mail them with their disapproval. Olive Garden’s Facebook page has already been bombarded with messages from supporters of this group.
However, in response, fans of the series have chosen not to stay quiet, voicing their approval of the sponsorship and supporting Olive Garden during this time.
Lucifer airs every Monday at 9:00pm EST on FOX.