ALEC BALDWIN LIBELS PRIESTS
Catalyst September Issue 2012
Leading up to his summer wedding, actor Alec Baldwin got into a spat that almost turned violent when he reacted with a vengeance against a photographer on a New York City street. Out of nowhere, Baldwin blurted, “I know you got raped by a priest or something.”
There was absolutely no context in which it would make any sense for Baldwin to react this way. What it suggested is that Baldwin is a man whose animus against Catholicism is so deep that virtually anything can set him off. That he got married in a Catholic church the day after his blow up makes this story even more bizarre.
A few weeks following this incident, Baldwin disrupted church services insisting on doing a reading at Mass. The congregation, aware of his outburst, stood and turned their backs on him during the reading. One churchgoer said that his statement not only maligned every priest, but the parishioners as well, which was why they decided to take action.
This was obviously not the first time Baldwin went off the rails. But it is the first time we know of where he libeled priests. This guy’s resume just gets sicker and sicker. Unfortunately, his Hollywood friends always cover for him.