Melissa Joan Hart is not only starring in the upcoming Christian film “God’s Not Dead 2,” she’s dead set on proclaiming this Truth to the world too.
Best known for her 90s roles in “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” the actress is no foreigner to the pressures of political correctness within the Hollywood limelight. But that’s not stopping her from being vocal about her faith.
Hart admits that that hasn’t always been the case, but she’s come to realize that what other people think just doesn’t matter.
“You know, it can be a little scary sometimes to say anything. These days, it’s a talent to be politically correct,” she told Fox 411. “I find that as long as I don’t care what other people think and I stand by my values, it doesn’t matter what other people say. People are going to argue with me no matter if I say something controversial or not. I’m going to ignore them because I have every right to say what I want to say and put out there what I feel. I don’t judge others and I’m definitely not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings. ”
And Hart seems to be following suit with this brand of bold faith in her role in “God’s Not Dead 2: He’s Surely Alive,” the sequel to the $100 million grossing movie released in 2014. In the movie, after answering a student’s question about Jesus, a teacher (played by Hart) faces a court case that could completely end her career as an educator.
In a promo video for the film, Hart shared that she’s “really excited about it and prayed a lot over it.” “I felt like this was a great story to tell, important story to tell and I felt like it was my mission to be apart of it,” she added.
“As far as my faith, I think it is important to share that those are my values and I’m going to use them to guide me through life and I’m not going to steer away from it, it’s part of who I am.”
It’s always refreshing to see celebrities step forward with boldness in their faith, especially in a day and age when “people seem to forget that the most basic human right of all is the right to believe,” as stated in the opening line of the “God’s Not Dead 2“ trailer.
Check out the trailer for this powerful movie hitting theaters on Easter weekend: