Actor Stephen Baldwin stood up to his more famous brother Alec on Monday, writing in a Twitter post that his own family members “have perpetrated the spirit of hate” through support for abortion and through “mockery” and “blindness” – an apparent reference to Alec Baldwin’s signing on to the petition to boycott the state of Georgia if the “heartbeat bill” that would ban abortions after six weeks is signed into law.
In the tweet, he begins by saying, in words broken down vertically like the lines of a poem: “avoided tweets like this long as I could, now to overwhelming…” and goes on to write that for so long he’s “sat back & trusted God,..” indicating that he’s not going to sit back and remain silent anymore.
avoided tweets like this
long as I could now
Love will ultimately wins
but for so long I’ve sat back & trusted God as my own family members have perpetrated the spirit of hate …
Mockery & blindness #sad#Alec #hates #pray
— Stephen Baldwin (@StephenBaldwin7) April 1, 2019
More than 300 people responded to the tweet, almost all applauding Stephen for having the courage to speak up.
Stephen, God bless you. You are an inspiration. I watched you movie about the end of times several times (shared with MANY 2). I also had some issues with a close relative 2, but I realized I am not the only one. In joy and in suffering, we are all together with Jesus.
— Carlos Chapa (@orelweb) April 2, 2019
Thank you, Stephen Baldwin for SPEAKING UP! God bless you, sir.
— Susanne Shaw (@marmitenot) April 1, 2019
Actress Alyssa Milano, who is currently in Atlanta for the filming of a Netflix series called “Insatiable,” started the petition to boycott filming in Georgia after the state Senate passed the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, which would ban abortions after six weeks except in the case of rape or incest. The lower house of the legislature voted to pass the bill on Friday and the governor of Georgia, Republican Brian Kemp, has expressed his support for the bill. More than 100 left-wing Hollywood celebrities have signed on to the boycott petition, including Alec Baldwin, filmmaker Judd Apatow (“Knocked Up”) and comedian Amy Schumer, niece of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Earlier on Monday, Baldwin had sent out a tweet filled with hashtags that sent a clear message about what he thinks is happening in Hollywood, writing with one hashtag on each line: “#Hollywood, #sad, #going to hell, #pray.”
Stephen Baldwin grew up in a Catholic family on Long Island. He has four brothers, including Alec. All are actors.
He has appeared in 21 films, including “Born on the Fourth of July” and “The Usual Suspects” and was also a cast member on the reality TV show “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2004.
Stephen wrote in a memoir that he was born again as a Christian after 9/11 and in recent years has been involved in Christian ministries and appeared on a weekly conservative talk radio show produced in New York City.
He and his wife, who is originally from Brazil, now live in Nyack, N.Y., about 45 minutes north of New York City. They have two adult daughters, both models — Alia and Hailey. Hailey Baldwin is married to pop star Justin Bieber.
Stephen Baldwin supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election. His brother Alec, meanwhile, has played President Donald Trump in countless “Saturday Night Live” skits mocking the president.
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