God's Not Dead 2 tell the story of one public school teacher who heads to court to defend her religious beliefs. The Christian drama, which is a sequel to the 2014 God's Not Dead, was written by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon. Harold Cronk directed God's Not Dead 2, which opened in theaters on April 1, 2016.
In God's Not Dead 2, high school teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) is asked a question about Jesus in relation to kindness one day during class. As a devout Christian, Grace answers the question in a manner that she believes is honest and direct answer. However, because she cited scripture in her answer, school officials (including Robin Givens, Jon Lindstrom and Natalie Canerday) disagree after a parent complains.
While Grace and her attorney Tom Endler (Jesse Metcalfe) are offered a deal that would bar Grace from teaching again, the pair decide to take the issue to court. There, Tom fights for Grace's religious freedom in front of a judge (Ernie Hudson) and a fierce prosecuting attorney (Ray Wise). With strong voices on both side of the argument, Tom feels that perhaps the only way of winning this case is to prove once and for all that Jesus actually existed.God's Not Dead 2 is just one of several movies in theaters to being April 2016 alongside Everybody Wants Some!!, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Faith Isn't on Trial Here
Tom Endler: Mr. Kane will insist faith isn't on trial here. But that is exactly what is on trial.
Pete Kane: If we grant Miss Wesley the right to violate the law, then our society will crumble.
Your Answer Incorporated Scripture
Tom Endler: You're passionate about what you believe, and, let's face it, it's why you're in trouble in the first place.
Jim Powell: A student asked a question about remarks allegedly made by Jesus and your answer incorporated scripture itself.
Grace Wesley: Yes
Mrs. Rizzo: What were you thinking, Grace?
Grace Wesley: I gave an honest answer to a student's legitimate question. I am not going to be afraid to say the name Jesus.
I Would Rather Stand With God
Grace Wesley: I would rather stand with God and be judged by the world, than stand with the world and be judged by God.Grace makes no apology for what she did, citing her desire to stand with God regardless of what anyone else thinks. While this is respectable, if she did break the law in the process, she might have to deal with the consequences.
We're At War
Reverend Dave: The message of the gospel has us standing in the way of a lot of things powerful people want. We're at war.Reverend Dave discusses the struggles the church deals with on a day to day basis. The government and others in power, he says, is at war with them.