One Million Moms, a Christian advocacy group known for organizing boycotts against media and companies that don't meet their moral standards, have singled out AMC's Preacher as the latest target of their inquisition.
"The AMC series Preacher is advertised as gory good fun and airs during primetime," reads a petition launched on OMM's website. "The 'preacher' in the show is far from it, and the program blasphemes Jesus in the latest episode with the Son of God depicted as a lying s-x p-rvert. The show opens with extremely graphic Jesus s-x scene and closes with an inbred Messiah. (A dash “-“ is used to bypass internet filters.) AMC continues to air the anti-Christian program Preacher on Monday evenings at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 8:00 p.m. CT."
The scene in question took place in the episode "Dirty Little Secret," which depicted Jesus Christ engaging in debauchery the night before his crucifixion. Along with describing the acts in detail, OMM's petition demands an apology from AMC and the immediate cancellation of Preacher.
They also urge their supporters to engage in letter writing campaigns aimed at getting Febreze and Verizon, companies which advertise during Preacher, to rescind their sponsorship.
The petition concludes by asserting that, by airing Preacher, "AMC is promoting and supporting bigotry and animosity toward people of faith."
OMM previously launched a series of petitions to cancel Fox's Lucifer. Currently 12,702 of the 'One Million' Moms have signed the Preacher petition.
Preacher airs Monday nights on AMC.