Joined: May 2006
Here's how "Expelled" intends to pack theaters with kids who can't say "no" to the oppressive system controlling them. Some excerpts:
|Q: What’s the best way to get our school families to come out to the movies?|
A: In speaking with Christian Schools, we’ve found that hosting a school-wide “mandatory” field trip is the best way to maximize your school’s earning potential. Send a field trip home with your middle school and high school students, have each child pay for their own ticket, then collect the stubs at the door once you get to the movie theater. With this model, you also will be able to benefit from the ticket stubs purchased by parents who choose to come as well.
Ah, yes, the freedom fighters want to force as many kids as they can to be a captive audience.
|Q: Do we have to go to the movie on a particular day to be a part of the fundraising program?|
A: Not at all. HOWEVER, it is important for a movie to have a stellar showing at the box office on opening weekend. Therefore, we will only be able to accept stubs submitted within two (2) weeks of the movie releasing in your area.
Oh yeah, it's all about the freedom. It's a damn good thing they're not as manipulative as the materialistic-atheist-evolutionist conspiracy.
|Q: Will someone from our administration be able to screen the entire movie prior to the movie’s release?|
A: There will be opportunities for screenings in certain markets across the country, but not in every market. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in being a part of a pre-release screening, and we’ll let you know of the availabilities in your area.
Actually, some of us should see if we could get into some of these screenings, though somehow I doubt they're going to be nearly as open as those put out by the vast evolutionary conspiracy (well, we can be, since we control everything).
And, as you see below, it's really all about the freedom to do science:
|Q: Who has endorsed the movie?|
Ken Smitherman, President, Association of Christian Schools International: Ben Stein has done an outstanding job of pulling together a cross section of interviews that point out the blatant discrimination against many in the scientific community who would embrace “intelligent design” or even more specific aspects of the reality of God… We highly recommend the movie to anybody. It is not only informative and challenging—it is fun to watch.
Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio host: This is an enormously important project and I am so proud of the fact that Ben Stein, who is a national treasure, is part of it. People know that there is a dictatorial impulse at work in the land to shut down even the most elementary questioning of this unquestionable belief in random evolution and the American people don’t like being told by their ‘betters’ what they are supposed to believe.
Dr J.I. Packer, theologian: Propaganda molds minds in a very direct way and that is the logjam in this situation, which the Ben Stein movie, by being entertaining, seeks to break through. I wish it well – I hope under God it will have a great effect just at that point.
Peter Furler, lead singer, The Newsboys: Something we all need to ask ourselves in life is “What am I here for?” You know, if we are just “lucky mud” then these questions don’t mean much at all. But there is a God and he did create us. So if the Ben Stein movie is asking these questions, and if somebody is keeping us from finding out the great answers to the great questions - then maybe they are more than just questions. Maybe they are questions with eternal consequences.
Luis Palau, President, Luis Palau Association: It's no surprise to those of us trying to communicate the Good News that God is now excluded from most scientific discourse on campuses and in the media. We are seeing the consequences of locking matters of faith out of our classrooms. We applaud Ben Stein for casting light on today's challenges to academic freedom.
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of coincidence---ID philosophy