I’m not sure which is worst — Christian Evangelicals binding their belief in God to the phony redemption of multiple murderers — or Stephen Baldwin begging for money on the internet because he feels “bullied” by those on the internet who think his evangelical rebirth is a fraud and sham invented just to help pay off his debts.
Stephen Baldwin is lost.
He’s always been the abandoned — and least successful — Baldwin brother in every way, and his “conversion” to a Life of the Bible several years ago never rang with the clarity of truth and or the veracity of righteousness.
Here is the official Q&A page from the website dedicated to resurrecting Stephen — with your money — and it bespeaks the sheer idiocy of the idea:
Q- Why doesn’t his family help him?
A- His family feels his Christianity was his choice and his responsibility.
Q- What happened to his wealth?
A- When he became an outspoken Christian in 2002 his income went down by 70% when he refused roles with gratuitous sex and violence.
Q- Why does Stephen need personal wealth?
A- Stephen’s influence is in Hollywood. Hollywood worships money and without it you are seen as a loser and cannot be an effective influence to this group.
Q- How much money does he need?
A- From what I read in public court documents Stephen needs several million dollars to pay all of his creditors but he deserves hundreds of millions for his Job like faithfulness in the face of relentless loss and persecution.
Okay, so Stephen’s family doesn’t support him, he needs your money because he refuses to pretend as an actor — even though that’s the definition of the word “actor” — and he needs money to build his self-esteem and, finally, Stephen Baldwin “deserves” millions of dollars because he has been persecuted by a job field he chose to pursue.
That Q&A page reads like a Vaudeville skit with all of its hilarious inconsistencies and blatant cruelties. If Stephen Baldwin were truly a Christian, he would forsake money and all the totems of a materialistic, modern, world, and he would dedicate his life to serving the poor in humble ministry.
He isn’t doing that.
Stephen Baldwin made bad money decisions, and he wants you to bail him out — all in the name of Christ — because he is rightfully being mocked for being duplicitous in his falsified faith and condemning in his conscious obliviousness to the utter gall of it all by begging for money from people poorer than he ever was.
Some cheek! He throws away his money and then begs for more. Aren’t there a ton of ‘Christian’ films regularly being made? Searching for ‘Christian film’ tells me there’s a tremendous market. Maybe they just offer enough money? How rude of him.
When Stephen was on “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” — he was actually charming and fun and every week he thought he would be voted off. When America kept him, he started to sabotage himself — but that didn’t work, either. People still liked him on the show.
In the end, he up and quit. He said he had “flies growing under my skin” and there was only a day or two left before the winner was announced. It was like he quit to avoid winning and to mask the hard fact that people did like him, even if they don’t pity him or want to give him their money now.
Too bad for him. He is likable enough. He just doesn’t have the passion of his brothers. Easily forgettable. Asking for handouts is pretty low.
There are also plenty of non-action movies he could try for, brother Adam seems to do well in comedic roles, but then, as Anne says, he doesn’t have the passion of his brothers.
Is Adam Baldwin — “The Bodyguard” 1980 — a “Baldwin brother?” Or there there another Adam Baldwin out there I don’t know about?
When Stephen’s brother Daniel went on “I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here” as a replacement player, the dynamic between Daniel and Stephen was telling. Stephen became quiet and reserved. His personality disappeared. He deferred to his older brother. When Daniel was voted out, Stephen became his old, vivacious, self again. What a telling, family, dynamic!