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Stephen Baldwin Lamely Defends Speaking Gig At An Ex-Gay Conference

threesomeStephen Baldwin is not content to let his brother Alec be the most delusional homophobe in the family. The younger Baldwin, who enjoyed some sexy-time with Josh Charles in the movie Threesome, will be a featured speaker at a “Pray the Gay Away” event in Greenville, S.C., over Halloween weekend.

Baldwin, who told Rosie O’Donnell that he supports same-sex marriage in 2012, sat down with Huffington Post to discuss his upcoming appearance at the Rising From the Ashes conference, hosted by former (sure, we’ll go with that) homosexual McKrae Game. In a promotional clip provided by HuffPost, Game knocked a few dicks out of his mouth and said, “Our message is about freedom from homosexuality through Jesus Christ. We are about discipling men any women, young and old, that struggle with or are affected with the issue of homosexuality.”

When asked about the conference, Baldwin explained, “I wouldn’t say that my message is that you can pray the gay away. McKrae has his ministry. He’s somebody that was actively living in the gay lifestyle… and is back living a heterosexual lifestyle. Specifically, I wanted to be involved because… I’ve met a lot of folks in the filmmaking community that actually have come up to me and said, like, ‘You know, Stephen, I know you’re a Christian, and I’m struggling because I don’t know where I’m at in my sexuality.’”

After aggrandizing his beneficence, talk naturally turned to politics, because that’s what Baldwins talk about. “I am no longer a political freak daddy,” he claimed, to the belief of no one. “I am hanging up my political shoes… It’s just so crazy to me now because I don’t really think politics in America really is about really authentically wanting to do the right thing.”

Does Baldwin think that Evangelical conservatives are concerned with doing the right thing? “There are Christians who do get a little, you know, they do it wrong,” Baldwin aw-shucks’ed when asked about the forcefulness of some of his brethren’s convictions. “That’s why I’m grateful now to hopefully have an opportunity to just be me, and be light-hearted and loving, and try to communicate the journey that I’m having in a way that makes people laugh more than anything.”

Baldwin needn’t worry. We’re all laughing, even if we’re not buying one ounce of his doublespeak. He’s ok with same-sex marriage, but he preaches at ex-gay gatherings. He’s no longer political, yet talks about policy issues in interviews. He claims to be one of the Christians who gets it right, and then he defends homophobes like Kirk Cameron. Whatever.

Baldwin says he is full of Christ’s love, but from where we’re standing, it looks like he’s just full of shit.

Photos: Wikipedia, Bilerico via A Man With a View

By:           Tommy Jordan O'Malley
On:           Oct 23, 2013
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  • 9 Comments
    • 2eo
      2eo

      Tommy, I don’t think I can top your fantastic use of Doublespeak. Kudos.

      christ’s love is not worth the manure it’s written in, if he was so loving why does he let earthquakes and famine kill so many of his most ardent believers, while us heathens live long, healthy lives.

      Oct 23, 2013 at 7:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dev.C
      Dev.C

      Enough of this Christian buffoonery, It does nothing to help better our community or youth. On the matters of being gay CHristians should shut up, because they rather we deny or hide ourselves. Stephen Baldwin is a idiot with no concept of who he effects when standing next to hateful assholes like Kirk Cameron and the rest of the Ex-gay trolls that search for more victims.
      The gay community needs leaders and faces who can educate gay youth and closeted adults, beyond the stereotypical crap on TV and the horror stories Christians sell. I’m completely over these delusional converters who hate themselves and life as it is. Can somebody give them all a reason to go jump off a bridge and join Jesus so the rest of us can enjoy life in peace. End of Vent!

      Oct 23, 2013 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      I guess the checks from Bio-dome ran out years ago.

      He fits the profile of somebody that would be talking to Ex-Gays. Talks about what a victim he was, a former drug addict, how people in Hollywood didn’t take care of him etc…

      Oct 23, 2013 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kathukid
      Kathukid

      It’s probably a paying gig. He can’t seem to get work in Hollywood anymore.

      Oct 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mpwaite
      mpwaite

      Talk about HATE….. Dev.C! What Christian peed in your cheerios? I’m a gay Christian and I DON’T HIDE!! I don’t believe in the whole conversion crap.. Went through it; I finally came to love myself and accept who I am!! And YES SIR GOD IS A PART OF MY LIFE!! Always has been and always will be!! Sorry if you don’t understand; but you don’t have to! My life and relationship with God is a private thing that no one need understand…..

      Now back to the topic at hand…. Steve Baldwin.. Poor delusional soul. I think the paying engagement is what attracts him; I think that anyone could “hire” Mr. Baldwin to speak ANYWHERE……………for a price.

      Oct 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @mpwaite: “Always has been and always will be!! Sorry if you don’t understand; but you don’t have to! My life and relationship with God is a private thing that no one need understand…..”

      Yet you made a big song and dance about it, of course you don’t care.

      Oct 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      @mpwaite: may I paraphrase but make a few corrections in your statement:
      “Talk about HATE….. Dev.C! What Pastaferian peed in your cheerios? I’m a gay Pastaferian and I DON’T HIDE!! I don’t believe in the whole noodley conversion crap.. Went through it; I finally came to love myself and accept who I am as a Pastaferian. And YES SIR FLYING SPAGETTI MONSTER IS A PART OF MY LIFE!! Always has been and always will be!! Sorry if you don’t understand; but you don’t have to! My life and relationship with Flying Spagetti Monster is a private thing that no one need understand”.

      Funny how names can change but yet still be full of shit. I’ll believe in a god when I hear a big booming voice hailing from the clouds, see the Great Lake split in two, see a giant hand reaching down from on high, see a bush on fire but not consumed. Yes, ALL these things described in the bible but with witnesses and cameras filming the entire thing. Not by some old bigot coming down from the mountain and proclaiming he saw god when NO ONE else was around. Yea, right. Whatever.

      Oct 24, 2013 at 6:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Harley: I was touched by his noodly appendage AND I STILL DONT BELIEVE.

      I’m THAT hardcore.

      Oct 24, 2013 at 6:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      Yes, this is what we need. Gays fighting with each other over religion even when they likely agree with each other about gay rights and other important issues that actually MATTER to our freedom. Because we don’t already have enough people wanting to fight with us as it is.

      Oct 24, 2013 at 7:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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