American Family Association Alerts Supporters to Contact FOX Regarding Blasphemous “Lucifer” Show
TUPELO, Miss.—American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) is confident the united voices of its friends and supporters will convince FOX to cancel a show planned for next year that will depict Satan as a charming, likeable and all-around good guy.
“Lucifer,” slated to air in 2016, glorifies Satan as a caring person in human flesh who has become “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell,” according to the show’s description. “The original fallen angel, Lucifer Morningstar has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.”
While Lucifer helps the LAPD punish Los Angeles criminals, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, works to convince him to return to the underworld. Previews of the pilot show depict graphic acts of violence, a nightclub featuring scantily-clad women and a demon.
“Simply put, it is wrong to mock people of faith by depicting a likeable character that is the very face of evil,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “It’s clear bigotry, and shows that make light of deeply held religious and biblical views are intolerant toward people of faith. We urge FOX to cancel plans to air this damaging program. And if plans for the show proceed, AFA and our powerful One Million Moms (1MM, www.onemillionmoms.com) division will contact advertisers who plan to finance this program, letting them know that faithful Americans will not allow their beliefs to be trampled and insulted in the name of so-called entertainment.”
AFA is urging those concerned with the glorification of evil via this new drama to take action and sign a petition to FOX, urging the network to drop plans to air “Lucifer.” As a result of AFA’s Action Alert emails thus far, more than 126,914 have signed onto a petition to FOX.