Ted Cruz Screens ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ in Wisconsin

Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons
Senator Ted Cruz enjoys a ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ showing during his campaign stop in Wisconsin.

Senator Ted Cruz connected with the people of Wisconsin during his campaign stop over the weekend. He said he is going to focus on what the voters truly want, instead of what Donald Trump does. The Republican presidential candidate said he does not care what Trump does anymore.

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Cruz said what the Wisconsin people really care about are jobs, the increment in wages, bringing the jobs back to America, freedom, security, Bill of Rights protection, and the protection of this nation from radical Islamic terrorism. Cruz also found time from his busy schedule to host the screening of the 1-hour 20-minute movie, God's Not Dead 2, at a local theater. He sat down in the packed theater with hot-dogs and popcorn in his hands and jokingly said nowadays he could see a movie only during his campaign stops.

God's Not Dead 2 is a sequel to the 2014 movie God's Not Dead, which was a phenomenon at that time. The movie was made with a small budget of $2 million. It grossed over $60 million worldwide. The story of God’s Not Dead revolved around an evangelical college student who challenged his Philosophy professor in a matter of faith.

The story of God's Not Dead 2 also revolves around faith and religion. The sequel of the movie is not exactly performing well in the box office, compared to the original one. The first part had earned around $9.2 million during its opening weekend from 780 theaters. The seocond part has earned only $8.1 million in 2,419 theaters. God's Not Dead 2 was made with a budget of $5 million. So, no matter what, it is a win-win situation for the producers of the movie.

After the movie, Ted Cruz commented that the Democratic Party’s view on religious liberty certainly conflicts with the movie’s focus on religious liberty. He declared “It is unfortunate to see the modern Democratic Party has gotten so extreme, so radicalized that religious liberty is now viewed in conflict with the partisan political agenda of the Democratic Party.” Their political agenda hinders with the right of every person out there to live according to their faith. Cruz said the right of people to live according to their faith should be a shared value. It is what will bring all the people together.

Sadie Robertson, the American reality television series Duck Dynasty star, who debuted in God's Not Dead 2, said that the religious conviction of the main character in the movie impressed her. She said it is not easy to defend the Christian faith nowadays, however, it is the duty of every Christian to stand rooted to their beliefs.


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