Alec Baldwin
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Religion

Believes in God

19 Jan 2022

My favorite part of the day is early in the morning when I get up before anyone else and the house is totally silent. I spend that time with God, and I find that the silence strengthens me and helps me get focused for the day. I spend some time just sitting and enjoying it.

Alec Baldwin said, on his Instagram

Alec Baldwin
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Political Affiliation

There are people who no matter what you say, no matter what you do, they don’t necessarily like Trump. […] I’m firmly of the belief that there is an abundant number of people who are motivated to raise their hand [and say] that they’re in the Trump camp not of any appreciation for Trump’s leadership skills. Trump is someone who you’d have to be clinically insane to think that he was a qualified leader in this country. What they do is they hate Trump’s opposition. They hate liberal Hollywood.

Alec Baldwin said, in an interview with Newsweek

Criticizes Trump

15 Oct 2018

It is time to overthrow the government of Donald Trump. Not in any violent or unlawful way.

Alec Baldwin said, in a speech at the NH Democratic Party Dinner

Ever since I played Trump, black people love me. They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.’ […] Peter King’s somebody I’m just dreaming of taking down because he exemplifies everything I detest about Congress. These people are completely devoid of any imagination — anything you equate with leadership, they don’t have it.

Alec Baldwin said, in an interview with Hollywood Reporter

I’ve studied Trump longer than anyone should be forced to. […] We’ve got crucial work to do right now for 2018. We’ve got party building to do on a scale that perhaps we’ve never known.

Alec Baldwin said, in a speech at a Des Moines convention hall for the Democrats' annual Fall Gala

Alec Baldwin
Criticizes Trump

13 Jan 2017

Everywhere he’s gone, he’s abused power and people who are less powerful than him.

Alec Baldwin said, in an interview with Katie Couric on The Katie Couric podcast

Alec Baldwin
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Climate Change

Alec Baldwin hosted the UN. Equator Prize awards ceremony.

Alec Baldwin
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Elections

If I ran, I would win. It would be the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign.

Alec Baldwin said, in an interview at The Howard Stern Show

Alec Baldwin
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Environment

Alec Baldwin
Environmentalist

23 Feb 2019

Some kind of change, some incremental change is going to have to go. How we develop and produce energy in this country at end of the world and how we use land how we approach deforestation. It’s not going to be eliminated but we’ve got to slow it down because if we don’t, there will be no turning back from that point.

Alec Baldwin said, at the United Nations headquarters

Alec Baldwin
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Gun Control

Alec Baldwin
Pro-Gun Control

5 Mar 2018

I see that @DLoesch wants to “take back the truth.” And she doesn’t care how many dead bodies she has to step over in that pursuit. The Second Amendment is not a moral credit card that buys you all the guns you want. That law needs to be rethought.

Alec Baldwin said, in a tweet

Summary

Alec Baldwin is a dedicated Catholic, but Catholics don't necessarily like him.

Baldwin is very involved in the political debate, and has a liberal opinion on just about any topic that comes up.

Editorial

Alec Baldwin was born and raised on Long Island, New York.

He was raised in a Roman Catholic family, and continues to be a devoted Catholic to this day. He married his second wife–apparently the priests were willing to forgive his divorce–at a Catholic church in 2012.[1] And he is reportedly a generous donor to his church on Long Island.[2]

He seems to credit God with his professional success. When asked what God is to him, he said,

It's the voice inside me that controls my instincts, the instincts that got me very very far.[3]

But Baldwin's strong personality and anger issues don't always endear him to the Catholic church. He angered Catholics when he said to a photographer who was annoying him, "I know you got raped by a priest or something."[4] And then when he was kicked off an airplane for refusing to turn off his phone, he called the flight attendants "retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950′s."[5]

Some of his fellow congregants at the church where he spends so much of his money don't appreciate his antics either. While he was reading from the pulpit one Sunday, some members stood up and turned their backs to the actor.[6]

But he's not going anywhere. Whether they love him or hate him, it looks like Alec Baldwin, Catholic, is here to stay.

Racist, money-grubbing, lying thieves

If you've ever seen the show 30 Rock, imagine the politics of Baldwin's character Jack Donaghy. Baldwin's views are exactly the opposite. He is a dedicated liberal, both vocally and financially. Since 1989, he has donated more than $144,202 to liberal candidates and committees.[7] That's more money than the average American makes in three years.[8]

If there's a hot topic in politics, chances are Baldwin has voiced his liberal–or more accurately anti-Republican–opinion about it. During Barack Obama's re-election campaign in 2012 he sent out tweets calling Republicans "lying thieves"[9] and claiming that if "Obama was white, he'd be up by 17 points."[10]

He has voiced his support for gay marriage[11] and stricter gun control measures,[12] and his opposition to the Iraq War.[13] He stated in a column for the Huffington Post (for which he is a regular contributor), that Republicans were only opposing the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) because it would cut down on campaign contributions from insurance companies:

Health care reform means less money for insurance companies. Thus less money for the GOP. We should pass this bill for that reason alone.[14]

He is also a strong advocate for animal rights, working with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to further the cause. They even named a rescued animal after him and his bride as a wedding present in 2012.[15]

Much to the disdain of Republicans, Baldwin hasn't ruled out running for office some time in the future.[16] We'll have to wait and see if he's as effective at furthering the liberal agenda as a politician as he is at pissing people off as an actor.

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