Of course, with any fantastic piece of dark fantasy, out come the crazies. If you haven't heard about it yet, the American Family Association's One Million Moms website has launched a petition to have the show pulled (see the article here). They call the show a mockery of the bible and of Christians every where.
Okay, so I have a few comments on this.
First, what I'm getting out of this is that the rest of us, who aren't Christians, are apparently not allowed to have shows driven towards those of us who do not believe. The show is a dark comedy - it's entertainment. And to have a loud mouthed bunch of moms dictating what I can and cannot watch quite frankly pisses me off. So, good on you Fox for not giving into their demands. The comic book, non-secular fans thank you for it.
Secondly, let's be real. If you don't like it, don't watch it. It's that simple. I don't want to watch the Passion of the Christ, Noah's Ark, or Risen... so, I don't. I don't flip out and demand that they be removed from the air because they offend me. Grow up, people.
In addition to all that... the show, upon watching it, actually depicts quite an impressive concept, I think. As Lucifer spends more time on Earth, and grows closer to this Detective, he begins to focus on only punishing the ones truly worthy of such horrors. He works alongside the Detective to ensure that those who are good of heart and innocent remain as such, while, in turn, those who are not pay dearly for it. For example, in the pilot episode, the Detective, with Lucifer in tow, stops at her daughter's elementary school because she was involved in a fight. While the Detective is in the principal's office, Lucifer strikes up a conversation with the daughter, who he refers to as a tiny human - stating that children are horrible little creatures. Upon learning that a much larger, older student had created a fake snapchat account to bully the innocent daughter, he takes matters into his own hands. He approaches the bully, informing her that there is a "special place in Hell for bullies," and shows her a flash of his true identity (see picture below). Obviously, this leaves the bully screaming.
So, to the One Million Moms screaming for Lucifer to get cancelled because they're afraid of him showing a 'softer side' of Old Scratch, I say this... Shut up. It's a sad cry for help when Lucifer seems more willing to see the good in others than you. And I think it's great for people to see that even the Devil can overcome a stereotype.
And, let's face it, who wouldn't want to make a deal with the Devil when he looks like Tom Ellis?
But, either way, It's just fantasy - it can never really happen. Shouldn't you be more worried about something a little closer to reality, like 50 Shades of Grey? But, you'd have to stop reading that in spin class to protest that filthy garbage, wouldn't you?