AceShowbiz - Christian activist group One Million Moms has branded new Disney cartoon series "The Owl House" "demonic" and launched a petition to have the show axed from the network.
The animated TV series follows teenager Luz Noceda who falls through a portal into another world and befriends Eda the Owl Lady, a mage to whom she soon becomes an apprentice in order to come into her abilities and help fight evil that comes her way.
However, the show has been poorly received by the faith group, who posted a warning about its contents online as "making light of hell."
They added the cartoon is "inundating young minds with secular world views that reflect the current culture" and that Disney was "stepping into the darkness" by promoting it.
"The Bible tells us clearly in Isaiah 8:19-22 that there is a spiritual realm that is not of God," their blog post reads. "It warns us not to participate in witchcraft or consult with mediums but to call on God. Deuteronomy 18:10-11 also warns us to avoid witchcraft in all forms."
A petition from the group has already amassed almost 16,000 signatures in a bid to get the show, which stars voice actors Sarah-Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick, and Alex Hirsch, cancelled.
While Disney has yet to respond to the controversy, "The Owl House" has already been renewed for a second season.