Stephen Baldwin, of the infamous Baldwin Brothers acting troupe (Alec and William and who knows how many others there actually are) , is broke. He blames this situation on the fact that he converted to Christianity and that he is being punished by non-believers in the world of Hollywood for his outspoken faith. Nevermind, of course, his own poor choices in making the films he has or his own lack of financial acumen.
So, a new website has been created which will allow Good Christians the world over to restore him and his bank account to their former glory. As Mary Elizabeth Williams opines in Salon.com:
And so the creators of "The Restoration" ask for "the massive restoration of a Christian public figure," pondering, "What if 10 percent of the 159 million Christians in America gave a Token Gift? What if 10 percent of the worlds two billion Christians gave a token gift?" Why, he’d have a really nice house in no time, that’s what. Sure, you could give your money toDoctors Without Borders, maybe help some earthquake victims in Haiti or Chile or China. Or you could "be part of a historic movement of God that will literally rock the nation." Literally!
Now part of me wonders if this site, with its many pictures of a glowering Stephen, is some sort of prank or parody. I looked for signs of this, but found none. Of course, a good parody site wouldn’t have any, right? But what if this is a legitimate effort on behalf of Mr. Baldwin. Then. my friends, Christianity has sunk to another new low.
You can visit the website here, and watch the primary video from it’s home page below.