Pure Flix announced today that GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will make an appearance in God’s Not Dead 2, the follow-up to the most successful independent faith film of 2014, coming to theaters nationwide on April 1, 2016.
The former Arkansas governor will play himself in the film, which once again takes place in the hometown of Hadleigh University, setting for the first movie. This time the action shifts from a college campus to a courtroom, where a Christian teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) is dragged before a judge for answering a student’s question about the similarities of Jesus’ teachings to those of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. Much more than her career is on the line as a civil-liberties group with an anti-God agenda looks to make an example of her that will remove God from the public square for good.
Huckabee called it a “true honor” to be asked to appear in the film.
“The breakout film God’s Not Dead struck a nerve with America depicting how believers are marginalized in the classroom, and God’s Not Dead 2 is virtually ripped from the day’s headlines by showing how people of faith are now being criminalized and taken to the courtroom,” he said. “A few years ago, such a film would be fiction that could someday be true; now, God’s Not Dead 2 is the story that has become true for believers across the nation. God’s Not Dead 2 is a wake-up call.”
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