Alec Baldwin out and about in New York (7/2)

Wait, that Alec Baldwin? He's being an asshole? Are we sure we don't have him confused with some other Alec Baldwin? He seems like an utterly charming and pleasant fella. From the New York Post:
For most, a Sunday church service is a moment for peace, worship and reflection -- unless Alec Baldwin is in your congregation. Sources tell us that some of the parishioners at Most Holy Trinity Parish in East Hampton are so sick of Baldwin's blustering that a group stood up and turned their backs on the hot-tempered star as he gave a reading from the pulpit.

A source told us of the protesting parishioners on July 29: "Alec loves to be the center of attention and often reads from the pulpit, which really annoys some in the congregation. It is so bad that, one recent Sunday, he went up to read, and part of the congregation stood and rudely turned their backs on him. Even though he has generously given a lot of money to the town, there are people who just don't like him. He has a need for attention and shows up at every event. When people go to the church, they don't want to see the movie star up there."
Remember when the only people who read from the pulpit were kid-touchers? Can we go back to that? Because I'd rather get old priest goo injected into my lower intestine than listen to that pompous tool go on and on about how we can't get to heaven unless we vote for Obama. BTW, Most Holy Trinity parishioners, maybe the jerk-off would stay away if you stopped calling him a movie star. Alec is a dickhead, not a movie star . . . but I do understand where the confusion comes from.

*11 Alec Baldwin pictures total in the gallery:

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  • jay

    HIT THE BRICKS, PAL!

  • Crazy_Hater

    Hey Alec, read my lips! FUCK YOU ASSHOLE!!

  • BLT

    Alec has the word and the word is proper and progressive. he is in close touch with the white house, and has his finger on the pulse of NYC. He may even be the next mayor there.

  • myklspaderr

    Guy just needs to shut up and enjoy the career uptake Tina Fey gave him.

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    Apology
    Sermon

    delivered 21 February 1988, Family
    Worship Center, Baton Rouge, LA

    Extended Audio
    mp3 Excerpt

    Everything that I will attempt to say to
    you this morning will be from my heart. I will not speak from a prepared script.
    Knowing the consequences of what I will say and that much of it will be taken
    around the world, as it should be, I am positive that all that I want to say I
    will not be able to articulate as I would desire. But I would pray that you will
    somehow feel the anguish, the pain, and the love of my heart. I have always --
    every single time that I have stood before a congregation and a television
    camera -- I have met and faced the issues head-on. I have never sidestepped or
    skirted unpleasantries. I have tried to be like a man and to preach this gospel
    exactly as I have seen it without fear or reservation or compromise. I can do no
    less this morning.

    I do not plan in any way to whitewash my
    sin. I do not call it a mistake, a mendacity; I call it sin. I would much
    rather, if possible -- and in my estimation it would not be possible -- to make
    it worse than less than it actually is. I have no one but myself to blame. I do
    not lay the fault or the blame of the charge at anyone else's feet. For no one
    is to blame but Jimmy Swaggart. I take the responsibility. I take the blame. I
    take the fault.

    Many times I have addressed the media in a
    very stern manner, and I have chastised them for what I thought and believed was
    error in their reporting or their investigation even. This time I do not. I
    commend them. I feel that the media, both in print and by television, radio,
    have been fair and objective and even compassionate. Ted Koppel on "Nightline,"
    I feel, did everything within his power, in going the second, third, fourth,
    fifth, tenth mile to make doubly certain that what he reported was at least as
    fair and as honest as he, the spokesman for this world-famed news program, could
    make it. And I thank him for his objectivity, his kindness, and his
    fairness.

    And I also want to express appreciation to
    the entire media everywhere, but especially here in Baton Rouge -- Channels 9,
    2, and 33, the newspapers, the radio stations. They've been hard, but they have
    been fair. They have been objective and at times, I believe, they have even been
    compassionate -- even my old nemesis, John Camp, that we have disagreed with
    very strongly. And I love you, John. And in spite of our differences, I think
    you are one of the finest investigative reporters in the world -- and I mean
    that.

    I want to address myself as best as I know
    how to those that I have wronged, that I have sinned against. First of all, my
    wife, Frances: God never gave a man a better helpmate and companion to stand
    beside him. And as far as this gospel has been taken through the airwaves to the
    great cities of the world and covered this globe, it would never have been done
    were it not for her strength, her courage, her consecration to her Redeemer, the
    Lord Jesus Christ.

    I have sinned against you [looking
    directly at his wife in the audience]. And I beg your forgiveness.

    God said to David 3,000 years ago, you
    have done this thing in secret, but I will do what I do openly before all of
    Israel. My sin was done in secret, and God has said to me, "I will do what I do
    before the whole world." Blessed be the name of the Lord.

    God could never give a man, a father, a
    minister of the gospel, a finer son than he has given me and his mother --
    Donnie and my beautiful and lovely daughter-in-law, Debbie. Donnie has stood
    with me. I have relied upon him. And in these trying days, his mother and
    myself, we do not know what we would have done without his strength, his
    courage, and his utter devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. Donnie and Debbie, I
    have sinned against you and I beg you to forgive me.

    To the Assemblies of God, which helped
    bring the gospel to my little beleaguered town when my family was lost without
    Jesus -- this movement and fellowship that ...has been more instrumental in
    taking this gospel through the...night of darkness to the far-flung hundreds of
    millions than maybe in the effort in annals of human history. Its leadership has
    been compassionate and kind and considerate and long-suffering toward me without
    exception, but never for one moment condoning sin, both on the national level
    and this esteemed district level. But to its thousands and thousands of pastors
    that are godly, that uphold the standard of righteousness, its evangelists that
    are heralds and criers of redemption, its missionaries on the front
    lines...holding back the path of hell -- I have sinned against you and I have
    brought disgrace and humiliation and embarrassment upon you. I beg your
    forgiveness.

    This church [Family Worship Center], this
    ministry, this Bible college [Jimmy Swaggart Bible College], these professors,
    this choir, these musicians, these singers that have stood with me on a thousand
    crusade platforms around the world, that have labored unstintedly [sic] and
    tirelessly to lift up that great name of Jesus Christ, to tell the weary that He
    is rest, and the sin-cursed that he, Jesus, is victory, my associates -- and no
    evangelist ever had a greater group of men and women, given by the hand of God
    -- have stood with me unstintedly [sic], unflaggingly. I have sinned against
    you. I have brought shame and embarrassment to you. I beg your
    forgiveness.

    To my fellow television ministers and
    evangelists, you that are already bearing an almost unbearable load, to continue
    to say and tell the great story of Jesus' love, I have made your load heavier
    and I have hurt you. Please forgive me for sinning against you.

    And to the hundreds of millions that I
    have stood before in over a hundred countries of the world, and I've looked into
    the cameras and so many of you with a heart of loneliness, needing help, have
    reached out to the minister of the gospel as a beacon of light. You that are
    nameless -- most I will never be able to see except by faith. I have sinned
    against you. I beg you to forgive me.

    And most of all, to my Lord and my Savior,
    my Redeemer, the One whom I have served and I love and I worship. I bow at His
    feet, who has saved me and washed me and cleansed me. I have sinned against You,
    my Lord. And I would ask that Your precious blood would wash and cleanse every
    stain, until it is in the seas of God's forgetfulness, never to be remembered
    against me anymore.

    I say unto you that watch me today,
    through His mercy, His grace and His love, the sin of which I speak is not a
    present sin; it is a past sin. I know that so many would ask why, why? I have
    asked myself that 10,000 times through 10,000 tears. Maybe Jimmy Swaggart has
    tried to live his entire life as though he were not human. And I have thought
    that with the Lord, knowing He is omnipotent and omniscient, that there was
    nothing I could not do -- and I emphasize with His help and guidance. And I
    think this is the reason (in my limited knowledge) that I did not find the
    victory I sought because I did not seek the help of my brothers and my sisters
    in the Lord. I have had to come to the realization that this gospel is flawless
    even though it is ministered at times by flawed men. If I had sought the help of
    those that loved me, with their added strength, I look back now and know that
    victory would have been mine. They have given me strength along with the
    compassion of our Savior in these last few days that I have needed for a long,
    long time.

    Many ask, as I close, this: will the
    ministry continue? Yes, the ministry will continue. Under the guidance,
    leadership and directives (as best we know how and can) of the Louisiana
    District of the Assemblies of God, we will continue to take this gospel of Jesus
    Christ all over the world. I step out of this pulpit at the moment for an
    indeterminate period of time and we will leave that in the hands of the
    Lord.

    The Bible college of these young men and
    young ladies whom I have tried to set a standard for and have miserably failed,
    its most esteemed president, Ray Tresk -- I, too, beg you, the future pastors,
    evangelists and missionaries, to forgive me. But this Bible college will
    continue.

    I close this today with the words of
    another man that lived 3,000 years ago -- and I started to say who committed sin
    that was worse than mine, but I take that back. And if the Holy Spirit will
    allow me to borrow His words, I will review that which is as real now as when it
    was penned in Jerusalem:

    Have mercy upon me, O God. According to
    thy lovingkindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out
    my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my
    sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. Against
    thee, thee only, have I sinned and done this evil in thy sight, that thou
    mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
    Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold,
    thou desireth truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden parts thou shalt make
    me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I
    shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones
    which thou hast broken my rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all
    mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit
    within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from
    me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free
    spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted
    unto thee. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and
    my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. O Lord, open thou my lips; and
    my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. For thou desireth not sacrifice; else
    would I give it; thou delightest not in a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite
    heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion;
    build thou the walls of Jerusalem. Then shalt thou be pleased with the
    sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and with whole burnt offering;
    then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar. [Psalm 51]

    Thank you. Thank you and God bless
    you.

    Book/CDs by Michael E. Eidenmuller, Published by McGraw-Hill
    (2008)

    Text Source: Giuliano, J.M. (1999). Thrice born.
    Macon, GA: Mercer University Press.

    Copyright Status: Text & Image = Uncertain.


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