10 Celebs Who’ve Been Criticized for Their Faith and Didn’t Back Down

If we do this Christian thing right, the Bible says we’ll definitely be persecuted. So, if you’re near Hollywood, that persecution should probably be off the scale, right? Here are 10 celebrities that are often criticized for their Christian faith.

1. Sherri Shepherd

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When asked “Does Satan exist?” this strong believer didn’t waver on national television.

2. Candace Cameron Bure

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This is a note from her statement of faith she shared on her website: “I believe it is the mandate of the whole Church to go into the whole world and to preach the Gospel to every living creature. (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19-20)”

This celeb is also clear about her desire to have a biblical marriage.

3. Stephen Baldwin

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In an interview with Scott Ross of CBN, Stephen Baldwin shared this about his wife’s conversion: She says, “Honey, sit down. I’ve got to talk to you. I’ve accepted Jesus Christ tonight as my Lord and Savior.  I’ve been baptized in water. I need you to know that, from now on, what I need to do each day to the best of my ability is to become the most obedient servant to Jesus Christ that I can.  Now, I need that to be clear, and I need you to understand. I don’t know what you’re going to do, but that’s what I’m going to do.” Then I watched her go through this radically beautiful metamorphosis.  It was amazing.

Stephen went on to accept Christ himself shortly after 9-1-1.

4. Carrie Underwood

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Carrie and her husband, Mike, are bold about their faith in God in this interview with Oprah.

5. Angus T. Jones

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This “Two and a Half Men” star gets honest about his past role and his new-found faith in this interview.

6. Patricia Heaton

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Patricia Heaton told the Christian Post, “God is perfect and you have to be perfected in order to exist with Him. We are not perfect. Sin is … when you miss the mark. We all are born with this sort of disease and the cure for the disease … is the blood of Christ.” Heaton currently attends a “cool church” in Echo Park, Calif., called the Dream Center.

7. Mark Burnett & Roma Downey

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Mark and Roma share their passion for bringing the story of Jesus to the big screen.

8. Mark Wahlberg

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Did you know Mark goes to church almost every day to start his day out in prayer?

9.  Tyler Perry

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Listen to Tyler Perry discuss the faith his mom passed down to him–and the faith he still has today.

10. Bono

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Bono’s faith in Jesus motivates him to leverage his celebrity status for the poor. Listen to his interview with Focus on the Family about his faith and activism.

By Brian Orme