Religious freedom has proven to be a popular concept in Iowa. Not long after Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign announced they would be offering a pre-release screening of the film “God’s Not Dead 2” for Iowans on the eve of the caucuses, they find themselves having to offer a second screening to meet the overwhelming demand. Tickets sold out within just 24 hours.
The sequel to “God’s Not Dead” tells the story of a history teacher, Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart), who is punished for answering a student’s question about Jesus. Because she spoke about Him in the classroom, she was forced to the courtroom.
Huckabee, who makes a cameo in the film, said the story is a good reminder why this year’s election is so important to “preserving religious liberty.”
Producer and Pure Flix Entertainment founding partner Michael Scott echoed Huckabee’s comments, insisting the film offers a “critical” message for today’s culture:
“Cases like these – where the religious freedoms of everyday men and women are being restricted by courts and government agencies – are sadly quite common today,” explained Scott. “Our hope is that we can start a conversation in the country with this movie about how critical the right to believe, and to talk about that belief in public, is to our nation.”
Check out this exclusive clip from the film, in which Grace’s lawyer Tom Endler, played by Jesse Metcalfe, boldly asks the principal if Christians are excluded from the “tolerance” her school supposedly preaches.
It’s encouraging that so many people are excited to see a film that teaches how important it is to stand up for one’s faith.
Seats are limited. To sign up for the screening, participants are encouraged to visit MikeHuckabee.com/godsnotdead.