"Actor" Stephen Baldwin swings far right now that he's converted to evangelical Christianity. In fact, he's about as far right wing as brother Alec is liberal.
When I hear about his latest fundie screed, I can't help but remember how big of a crush I used to have on him after seeing him in "Threesome." Starring Baldwin, Laura Flynn Boyle, and another guy who never went anywhere, the flick shows lots of butts, boobs, and romantic entanglements (with another maybe NSFW still shot after the jump). Fourteen years later, the actor has turned to Jeebus and Donald Trump to keep his star afloat.
Calling the Howard Stern show a few days ago, Baldwin endorsed Mike Huckabee's presidential candidacy and condemned same-sex marriage with this statement:
I don't believe that gay marriage is in line with God's Word, which is found in the Bible. So, what I think doesn't matter; what I believe is what's in the Bible and the Bible says that gay marriage is not acceptable.
I have to wonder if anyone else remembers this movie. While it is apparently okay to snuggle up naked with another guy for money, when it comes to settling down in real life the actor has qualms. What the hell is up with that?
But then again, he has apparently gone down the anti-sex crusader route. Not that long ago, Baldwin was stalking a porn store and taking pictures of patrons' license plates while threatening to look up their identities and publish them in newspaper ads.
Actor Stephen Baldwin might be more at home on a movie set, but these days - and nights - the veteran of more than 60 films can be found on Route 59 in Nyack, New York, trying to shut down a business that shows movies - pornographic movies.
Baldwin, the youngest of the acting clan that includes older brothers Alec, Billy and Daniel, has planted himself on the sidewalk outside a new adult entertainment business located about one mile from his home and is photographing workers and their vehicles as they prepare the store for opening.
So again, it's okay to show nudity in his own movies, but he has to protest movies with nudity that have more of a plot than "Bio-Dome". (Remember that one? With Pauly Shore? You know it's good if Pauly Shore is your co-star!) It's okay to rub another man's hand all over your naked ass as long as you don't, you know, want to marry him.
Then again, he converted after 9/11. Seriously. I'm surprised he's not backing Guilliani since that candidate's stump speech consists of a noun, a verb, and "9/11." So maybe it used to be okay to mess with guys and girls and let your ass hang out for all to see, but if you do it now, the terrorists win.
"If the impossible is now possible," he recalled thinking after the terrorist attacks, "anything's possible. And if anything's possible -- my wife's a born-again Christian, I've been reading the Bible and I've been praying to the Lord to like, tell me what this is all about -- then Jesus could come back tomorrow. That's what I thought. Well, if Jesus could come back tomorrow, I've got a lot of work to do, because I ain't the guy that I want to be when Jesus comes back."
Perhaps when the savior comes back, he'll be more interested in those who fed the hungry and took care of the poor more than those stalking adult entertainment stores and endorsing presidential candidates in his name. Maybe he'll favor compassion over condemnation.
And maybe Baldwin will catch a clue.
(Good As You has the audio of Baldwin's appearance.)