Contact: Dane Rose, 202-546-8329, ext. 106, DaneRose@FaithAndAction.org; Rev. Rob Schenck, 703-447-7686 cell; both with the National Clergy Council; Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Washington DC based Christian Defense, 540-538-4741 cell
WASHINGTON, April 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- Two Christian leaders in Washington, DC, have expressed deep and urgent concern over a threatening phone call made by Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin to his pre-teen daughter, Ireland.
The Reverend Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition and the Reverend Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK), president of the National Clergy Council in Washington, DC, released this joint statement today:
"Alec Baldwin should be held accountable by the public and the entertainment industry and mandated to undergo counseling by the courts. This is an inexcusable, frightening threat on a young child.
"Today as we remember the Virginia Tech students, we must be mindful that every violent threat against an innocent person demands a strong, clear response. We should never tolerate Mr. Baldwin calling a young woman a 'thoughtless little pig' and saying to her he's going to 'straighten your a** out' anymore than we should tolerate talk show hosts calling young female athletes 'nappy headed hos.' We expect NBC to immediately suspend Mr. Baldwin from the Thirty Rock show until he apologizes and successfully completes treatment."
The Reverends Mahoney and Schenck are available for further comment at 202-546-8329, extension 106, or after business hours and on the weekend 703-447-7686 or 540-538-4741.
Reference: Click to listen online [Warning --this unedited voicemail contains vulgar coarse language] -- credit to article Alec Baldwin's Threatening Message to Daughter April 20, TMZ.com
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