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Does a Bible Club belong in a public school? That’s the premise of the movie God’s Club. Christine Evans was getting pushback from launching God’s Club at the Echo Grove high school in Vermont. This small community has a number of outspoken (and often jerkish) atheist families who are trying to stop the club from launching. Her husband reluctantly supports her efforts, but doesn’t get too involved until she dies suddenly.
Michael Evans (Stephen Baldwin) takes his wife’s death pretty badly and holes himself up in his house for twelve weeks (often wearing the same shirt). His nearly angelic teenage daughter tried to get him out of the house without much success. One of his colleagues (Corbin Bernsen) pays him a friendly visit and reminds him that he could lose his job altogether if he doesn’t return to work soon. To inspire him, he suggests that Michael launches the Bible club in his wife’s honor. And he does so, not anticipating the uphill battles ahead.
At first the Bible club has a few members and a couple of them joined up just to heckle the teacher. Other students are positively impacted by the gospel and it stirs up trouble with their non-believing parents. One of the parents is a lawyer (Lorenzo Lamas) and is looking for any creative way to shut down the club for good. Some of the students resort to vandalism to let God’s Club know that they are not welcome as well.
With so much stacked against them, Michael and his daughter press on with the club realizing that their lives, jobs, and reputations are on the line. But their faith is strong and unwavering as Psalm 62 proclaims. Other verses quoted include Mark 11:25 and Romans 8:28.