One Million Moms, of the American Family Association, has launched an online petition calling for the immediate cancellation of Disney’s new adult cartoon series, “Little Demon,” about a woman who mates with Satan and gives birth to his Antichrist daughter.
“We must do so because Disney is introducing viewers, including children who might stumble across this series, to a world of demons, witches, and sorcery,” the Christian parenting advocacy group writes on its website, OneMillionMoms.com. As of Sept. 8, the petition has garnered nearly 30,000 signatures.
Although the “animated comedy series” debuted Aug. 25 on the Disney-owned FX network, purportedly targeting 18 to 34-year-olds, the show also is currently streaming on Hulu with Disney+ and Star+ expected to offer the series as well.
Despite its TVMA rating—a designation equivalent to R-rated films—one of the show’s feature characters is 13-year-old Chrissy, “Satan’s daughter,” who is likely to be of special interest for children and teen viewers alike, asserts One Million Moms.
On its website, FX markets the show: “Thirteen years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul.”
Congressman Mike Johnson (R-La.) posted his disgust Sept. 5 on Facebook about a commercial featuring a trailer of “Little Demon” that aired on ABC during the Labor Day Eve college football game between LSU and FSU.
“I could write volumes this morning and unpack pages of Bible verse here, but instead, I’m just going to state the obvious: Please be careful. Our job as parents is to guard the hearts and minds of our kids,” Johnson wrote. “This culture has become alarmingly dark and desensitized, and this is not a game. Disney and FX have decided to embrace and market what is clearly evil. STAY FAR FROM IT.”
“Little Demon” features longtime actor Danny DeVito’s voiceover as “Satan” and includes voices of guest stars Mel Brooks and Arnold Schwarzenegger just to name a few.
“Disney has taken yet another dangerous step into the darkness,” writes One Million Moms. “Along with other Disney-associated productions such as ‘Maleficent,’ ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil,’ and ‘The Owl House,’ this new adult cartoon series, ‘Little Demon,’ is also set in a spiritually demonic realm.”
Disney’s attempts to normalize paganism and satanic storylines follow its “not-at-all secret gay agenda” exposed earlier this year when videos were leaked of a Disney staff meeting where company executives touted ongoing plans to continue pushing an LGBTQ agenda via their children’s animation programming.
But many Americans aren’t buying what Disney is now selling.
For example, Pixar’s theatrical release of “Lightyear” earlier this year underperformed box office projections by $20 million in its first weekend. Many parents have boycotted the movie over its unprecedented portrayal of a kiss by a same-sex couple. Disney is also one of many corporations to fund abortions for their employees.
And now with Disney’s seeming endorsement of the demonic, Family Research Council’s Joseph Backholm, a fellow Christian parent, told The Washington Stand: “The ironic thing is, this is evidence of the spiritual war that the series is designed to make you think doesn’t exist. … The problem conceptually with making light of serious things is that you don’t take [them] seriously.
“Biblically, we know that principalities and powers and demons are real, and they are an active enemy of us and our children’s soul. What Disney seems to be trying to do is get people to laugh at things that are very serious, and they’re trying to either make them believe they aren’t even real or not something you need to worry about. And that’s why you turn things into comedy.”