We already knew the plot of God’s Not Dead 2. This time, Melissa Joan Hart (from Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains It All) is a high school teacher who quotes the Bible in class and gets sued by a student (Hayley Orrantia of The Goldbergs) who believes in separation of church and state. And then there’s a trial because that’s how reality works.
We also knew the Christian persecution theme song for the movie.
Now, the official trailer has been released and it’s as cringe-worthy as you’d expect:
The biggest revelation for me is that the crux of the film revolves around a student’s question about whether non-violence is sort of like what Jesus said. The teacher says yes, and then quotes a Bible verse.
In real life, even atheist groups wouldn’t blink over this. They sure as hell wouldn’t file a lawsuit or send a letter of complaint because the teacher wasn’t proselytizing. But for those who live in the Christian Persecution Bubble, even mentioning the Bible will get them in trouble. It’s a lie they tell themselves so they can pretend to be martyrs.
It’s as fictional as a college professor forcing you to admit God doesn’t exist.
The only bit of realism in that trailer is that the movie comes out on April 1, which seems appropriate given how much of a joke this movie already is.