As you may be aware, Ben Stein is starring in the movie “Expelled”, a pseudo-documentary about how creationists are being systematically shut out of American academics by evolutionists. The whole thing has been a shady affair with the producer Mark Mathis lying to people such as PZ Myers, Richard Dawkins and Eugenie Scott in order to get them to agree to interviews.
Now it seems they’re bribing “Christian” schools to have their students, faculty and adult community members watch the movie by offering up to $10,000 to the school that returns the most ticket stubs:
To engage Christian schools to get as many students, parents, and faculty from your school out to see Ben Stein’s new movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (opening in theaters April 2008).
Here are some suggestions as to how to do that:
Organize a school field trip and invite parents to attend as well.
Offer extra credit to your students to go on their own time.
What is the reward?
Generous donations can be awarded to schools according to the number of movie ticket stubs they turn in. By accepting this challenge, your school could be awarded a donation up to $10,000, just for bringing your kids to see this film!
Your school will be awarded a donation based upon the number of ticket stubs you turn in (see submission instructions in FAQ section). That structure is as follows:
0-99 ticket stubs submitted = $5 per ticket stub
100-299 ticket stubs submitted = $1,000 donated to your school
300-499 ticket stubs submitted = $2,500 donated to your school
500 ticket stubs submitted = $5,000 donated to your school
Each school across the nation will be competing for the top honor of submitting the most ticket stubs with that school having their $5,000 donation matched for a total donation of $10,000!
I’ve never liked Ben Stein so I’ve lost no respect for him, but damn. Is he expecting the movie to bomb so bad he’s got to pay people to see it if just to come out even??