God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

Synopsis: Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Michael Mason
Production: Pure Flix Entertainment
 
IMDB:
3.8
Metacritic:
33
Rotten Tomatoes:
13%
PG
Year:
2018
105 min
Website
236 Views

1

[flames crackling]

[woman narrating] Sometimes

all it takes is a spark.

Something very small.

But the spark becomes a flame.

And if that flame spreads, the

power can be so overwhelming

it transforms everything

around it.

[people chattering]

[female newscaster] We begin with breaking

news from Hope Springs, Arkansas.

[male newscaster] People are up in arms,

speaking out against what they believe...

[female newscaster 2] ...only religious

leader who refused to abide the mandate.

David Hill, you're under arrest.

Contempt of court.

You failed to produce your

sermons upon court order.

- Please put your hands behind your back.

- [handcuffs ratcheting]

[man] The state is

overstepping its bounds.

- [police radio chatter]

- [siren wailing]

[woman] A subpoena of sermons

is needless and unprecedented.

[man 2] This is a witch hunt

to silence the victim.

[male newscaster] We're seeing more

and more protests around the city

since local pastor, David Hill, was

arrested for contempt of court.

Hill refused to abide by a

controversial government mandate

to turn over transcripts of his

sermons to city officials.

And right now, a contentious

and heated free speech debate

is threatening to boil over while the

pastor sits in jail waiting for a ruling.

[footsteps]

[lock clattering]

[buzzer sounds]

Let's go.

[buzzer sounds]

Appreciate it.

- Hey.

- Jude.

[laughing]

Ah.

You wanna get

some waffles?

Of course I wanna

get some waffles.

[crowd cheering] Free Reverend Dave!

Free Reverend Dave!

Free Reverend Dave!

Free Reverend Dave!

[woman] Reverend, what do you have

to say about being released today?

I am grateful to the court

that they recognize

that this mandate

was unconstitutional.

I think this is more

of a human rights issue.

It's about our right

to see truth

and to share that truth

with others.

[woman] But considering your church is

associated with a public university,

how do you define

"truth" exactly?

Truth is a person.

The person of Jesus Christ.

It's the one truth

above all others.

What do you have to say to the people here

who are calling you an embarrassment?

[man] Jesus Christ is the one truth?

Really?

This guy just can't

help himself, can he?

This guy is a pastor who was

jailed for his beliefs.

What if it was a Jewish rabbi

that said there was one truth?

- Or a Muslim imam?

- They have that right. Freedom of worship.

In places of worship. But

Hadleigh is a state university.

See, and that's the question,

y'all.

What's a church doing on a state

campus in the first place?

We're seeing more and more

protests around the city.

Students are actually calling for the removal

of Saint James from Hadleigh campus altogether.

As the battle rages on

in Hope Springs...

[woman] A historic landmark

that has served this community

for over a century.

And now they want

the church gone.

This is what

our country has come to.

[siren wailing in distance]

[man singing on radio, faint]

You gonna ask her out,

or what?

Excuse me?

We drive all the way

out here every week,

drop off all this food.

Why don't you finally

ask the girl out?

She feeds homeless people,

Jude.

That's why

we donate the food.

Yes, but she obviously

likes you.

No way.

What's a six-letter word

for "clueless"?

Funny. You're still

working on that thing?

I'm much faster

when it's in Swahili.

Fair enough.

[chattering]

[waitress] This tab's already been paid.

You guys enjoy.

- Hey, convict.

- Hey.

Just can't stay out of the

news these days, can you?

[chuckling] Yeah, I've never had

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