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Baldwin Brother Blames Hollywood for Teen Suicide

Brother Steve pushes the envelope: 

The violence, vulgarity, and anti-family fare produced in excess in Hollywood contributes to social decay and the higher rates of youth suicide and teen pregnancy, actor and media personality Stephen Baldwin told CNSNews.com. He added that pro-family films sell well and more conservatives should move into the industry to control the content and produce the types of films that many American families desire. 
“Hollywood and the Academy has an agenda every year,” Baldwin told CNSNews.com at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. “Okay -- the fact that they churn out more content that is gratuitously violent and sexual and vulgar when in fact more family programming -- animated films and things like that -- make more money, there’s your agenda problem right there. . . .

How to make it better?

“I’m not saying that Hollywood or people that create content in Hollywood should not be allowed to do it,” said Baldwin. “I’m saying that the people who want more conservative content out there need to get into positions where they can create that.”

A little Screwtape here, a little fireman there, and before long you might create a humane alternative to the current fare. A renaissance is long overdue. 

Here's a video interview with Baldwin

Hat tip: Big Hollywood.


I love writing material that is pro-family. I could not agree with Stephen Baldwin more.

I just pray that God will open doors for writers, directors and producers like us to be able to freely produce content that will benefit and strengthen the family, as well as society.

This shows one of the great failings of the church, IMHO. We abandoned Holywood and TV and other media outlets and then sit back and grouse about how bad things are. As much as it pains me to do so, I am forced to agree with one of the Baldwins. ;-)

I am very excited to see more Christians involved in Holywood (props to Walden Media). The challenge becomes getting Christians to support these projects.

I remember several years ago Mel Gibson produced a really nice TV series about a single mother struggling to raise a couple of kids, dealing with all kinds of real issues in fairly family-friendly ways. However, no one watched it, and it got canceled.

As Christians, we are called to be salt and light. Part of that is being willing to go into places like Holywood and produce quality projects. The other part is to support those projects once they are produced, even if we find them less than perfect.

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