First, according to Box Office Mojo, Expelled is already ranked the #12th top grossing documentary after only 3 weeks out:
Expelled should break the top 10, although Moore fans can rest easy it will never beat any of his his top 3 atrocities. (Did not know Roger and Me was a Moore film until corrected by a reader Bystander.)
The highlighting was Mojos, indicating films currently out. So Expelled is beating the Rolling Stones, and I see another rock icon, John Lennon, at #21.
Speaking of, Yoko is suing Expelled’s makers for using 15 seconds of John’s song Imagine without permission….

But on May 1, Stanford Law School’s Fair Use Project announced it would defend Expelled, seeing Yoko’s suit as an infringement of the fair use doctrine. From Stanford’s press release:

“The right to quote from copyrighted works in order to criticize them and discuss the views they may represent lies at the heart of the fair use doctrine,” said Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project.

flat earth.jpgIn other news the Boston Globe today included an op ed hit piece against Expelled with a stealthy jab at Christians:

American science is in trouble, and if you wonder why, just go to the movies. Popular culture is gradually turning against science, and Ben Stein’s new movie, Expelled, is helping to push it along.

This was to say science and religion can’t coexist. That’s sometimes true… when science is wrong. For instance, when scientists said the world was flat:

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. ~ Isaiah 40:22

Sometimes it takes science awhile to catch up.
Phyllis Schlafly wrote a great op ed on Expelled, btw.
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