Abortion, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law Schools, Movies, Religion

Roe v. Wade v. Siskel v. Ebert

When Focus on the Family CEO Jim Daly recently conceded that opponents of gay marriage had “probably” lost in their efforts to convince young Americans that gay marriage is evil baloney, there was much celebration in circles that celebrate such things. I have it on good authority that Elie let out a big whoop upon hearing the news. Then he quickly got angry as hell about something or other. That guy.

Now that Christian conservative groups have given up trying to convince young people that gay marriage is wrong, they can redouble their efforts on the cinematic front. And that is something that we can all agree is great. Just great.

After the jump, enjoy the trailer for a movie that promises to do for the abortion issue what a banana did for the evolution issue (evolution is not an issue).

The film is called Come What May, and it involves a moot court competition and young love. And dead babies? Yeah, it mentions that once or twice….

Now, before some of you guys start clutching your pearls and screaming about my hostility towards religion, relax. I’m not hostile towards religion. I don’t, however, think that religion gets a free pass when it comes to ridicule. This movie trailer? It’s hilarious and terrible and low-budget and terrible and…you’re wrong, the baby died. lol?

I’m sure there are equally bad movies that take the other side of these issues. Sophie’s Choice? That was pro-choice, right? But no matter where you fall on the abortion question, I think we can all agree that this movie was made to be mocked and the Internet was invented to mock things.

“Juggalo Law is right.”—Tim Berners-Lee

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention another lol-worthy aspect to this story. The movie was made in partnership with Patrick Henry College. It was quite the rage during the Bush presidency. It’s the Harvard of Purcellville, Virginia, I guess. At any rate, a cursory glance at its Wikipedia page provided a link to a PHC page from 2007 that offers plenty of awful advice to potential law school students. Apparently, 100 percent of the PHC grads who applied to law schools were admitted to “one or more.” Which would be a tremendous statistic if law school was something that was hard to get into. As long as the ABA refuses to listen to Elie and schools like Indiana Tech continue to blossom like a rose in a rose garden full of roses, no sentient being should encounter any difficulty in getting into “one or more” law schools.

If you’ve read this far, I’m guessing that you’re waiting for my official review of the trailer. Two smiles! In the comments, feel free to nominate your favorite awful movie about the law. Or just have a cow. Your call.

Come What May [via Yglesias]

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