Well, I guess I got the “mess” part right in the title. So…Stephen Baldwin, the burnt out weed bud of the Baldwin brothers, gave a long ass interview about RestoreStephenBaldwin.com, the website devoted to putting money into his checking account in the name of the lord.
Stephen didn’t create the website himself, but he’s throwing up his hands and praising it. This is what Stephen had to say when he was asked if he would actually accept your donations:
Yeah, I would accept it, but I want to just clarify. What’s interesting is the initial motivation was this vision to see if Christians and people of that faith might agree with an idea and the vision that he had, and the larger vision is this thing called ‘All Who Knew Him.’ I’m just somebody that agreed to be the first recipient of that vision. I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t sure whether or not this thing was going to get any attention or have any awareness. I don’t even know how long it’s been out there, but it sat around for a while initially. As the result of one blogger writing something pretty nasty, that’s what kind of became the catalyst for the awareness that we see now. Interestingly enough, I don’t have any numbers, but a significant response in regards to donations has been triggered as a result of that. So, in other words, somebody wrote something mean, and Christians said, “Whoa, wait a second, maybe that isn’t such a bad idea.”
Again, I have no control over any of it. I’m not looking at it like it’s some business deal for me. I’m not involved, I don’t want to be involved… it’s a charitable situation and whatever God’s going to do, God’s going to do. If it turns out to be something that blesses me in a great way financially, then amen. I can tell you right now: If $20 to $50 million came in from the launch of this idea — the idea being this ‘All Who Knew Him’ vision — I think that would be a great opportunity to use those funds to do more and more charitable work. It could become something that once people go to the Web site and understand its true motivation is, I think the sky is the limit and that would be awesome. But the key there is that people need to go to the Web site and understand its true motivation. So many people are reacting to it without really understanding it.
If that’s making you throw Stephen a “Come again?” look, then read the rest of the WTF interview at Popeater.
You know, if I put a $10 bill in Stephen’s donation cup, I might see the light (no, I won’t) and feel warmth in my veins. But if I put a $10 bill in a bartender’s hand, I know for a fact I will see the light, feel warmth in my veins AND THEN SOME. So I’ll go with the latter.