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Stephen Baldwin

Not a Tithe to His Name

7/22/2009 2:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722_stephen_baldwin_bn_tmz_01-1Stephen Baldwin has really set himself apart from his brothers -- he's the broke one now -- because he just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York.

Court docs show Baldwin and his wife owe $1.2 million in mortgages on their home 30 miles north of NYC, along with $1 million in taxes and $70,000 in credit card debt.

There is one small ray of hope for the couple: Their home wasn't auctioned off yesterday as planned -- it was postponed to a later date.

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dARLENE    

YOU WOULD THINK BROTHER ALEC COULD BAIL HIM OUT.

1837 days ago
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MACBRAZEL    

Maybe he should ask Jesus for the money. You'd think all of that driving around in his God van prostheletizing and acting like a right-wing zealot would have scored him some points with the big man upstairs. I guess the Lord didn't vote for McCain after all!

1837 days ago
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caryn    

Everyone can have financial troubles. Just because someone has expressed an interest in being a Christian doesn't make him immune to problems. Why is it that when a Christian has a problem everyone in the blogs or media wants to pounce on him. It makes no difference who you vote for. Everyone has problems.

1837 days ago
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Mememememememe    

SUCKS TO BE YOU. Where's Spencer SquareHead to help you with your financial woes?

1837 days ago
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Mememememememe    

1. YOU WOULD THINK BROTHER ALEC COULD BAIL HIM OUT.

Posted at 4:17PM on Jul 22nd 2009 by dARLENE
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It's not his problem.

1837 days ago
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Alexa    

I liked him alot until he got into the Born Again Christian stupidity. People really don't want to hear it, Stephen!

1837 days ago
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TeacherToni    

Are you sure this is Stephen Baldwin? It looks like Daniel Baldwin. I believe Stephen Baldwin is married to Chynna Phillips.

1837 days ago
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Terri B    

People need to stop saying that Alec should help him. You don't know what kind of relationship they have. Sometimes family treats you worse than your enemies. I don't recall Stephen stepping up in Alec's defense when Kim Basinger released that message to his daughter.

Stephen talked a lot of trash when Obama was running for president. Now he can talk it from the comfort of his cardboard box. Kick rocks, Stephen.

1837 days ago
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william    

Bankruptcy is one of the most irresponsible things in America. It's basically telling people to go ahead and create a huge amount of debt, and it won't matter if you can't pay it all off because with a bankruptcy you can get it all wiped away clean. Sure your credit goes down the tube, but when you already own everything needed thanks to this debt, and you still get to keep whatever was obtained through building up that debt, and you still have a paying job and your health, where's the problem? Did I miss something here or is basically allowing people to have their cake and eat it too?

It sickens me how I have to be extra careful in my budget, which means no plasma TV's, no gold's gym memberships, no iphones, no blue-ray player, and my next door neighbor, who no doubt is more than likely about to declare bankruptcy by foolishly charging all that stuff, gets to keep all that stuff anyways.

Ugh it's like the tale of the Grasshopper and the Ant, only this time the Grasshopper gets to have a gourmet meal all during winter.

And what people don't get is that where does all that money owed eventually get passed down to? That's right, you and me. VISA is not just suddenly going to forgive $70,000 in credit card debt after somebody declares bankruptcy. They just simply pass those charges along to the responsible paying folks. Ugh.

1836 days ago
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SP    

What does TMZ writters if you want to call them taht, have against Christians? And no one ever said even Christians would not have trials in their lives. The best thing he could do is move out of NY, they are the most taxed state around. Bloomberg does not care he has a billion $'s. Keep the Faith Stephen this trial will pass.

1836 days ago
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MACBRAZEL    

First of all, "Shadowwolf", learn how to spell before you get on here and start crying about people having a thing against Christians. God forbid anybody criticize a Christian - - especially a born-again who travels around in a "Jesus truck" prostheletizing and criticizing anyone who does not agree with him. He's not out there doing the things that Jesus wanted people to do, he's out there telling people - - KIDS, mostly - - what's WRONG with non-Christians and what's WRONG with people who don't read the bible and what's WRONG with democrats or the President or anyone he's deemed unworthy or stupid. How much of that $70,000 charge on his credit card do you think went to soup kitchens and homeless shelters? Give me a break. And read a freaking book and find out how many people have died in the name of Christianity before you go crying "victim" at the drop of a hat.

1836 days ago
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Gina    

I love Stephn Baldwin he can come like with me in KC, MO

1836 days ago
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Caileagh    

Hey Stephen?!? How's that god thing working out for ya now?

1836 days ago
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Mike    

Steven has the tools and perspective to walk through this. It's a minor test.

1835 days ago
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Ziggy    

I can't imagine owing that much money to creditors. He must be feeling like a total failure right now. If his brother doesn't bail him out, he will lose everything. I hope his faith gets him through this horrible ordeal. I only wish him the best.

1827 days ago

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