Appearing as a guest on Saturday's Fox and Friends, actor and conservative talk radio host Stephen Baldwin criticized President Obama for daring to second guess Catholic Church doctrine in trying to force Catholic employers to provide contraceptive coverage for their employees. As he was preparing to speak at the CPAC convention in Washington, D.C., he also talked up GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum who has enjoyed a recent string of electoral victories. (Video below)
After being asked about the contraception mandate, Baldwin went after Obama:
The first thought that comes to mind to me is, if you're an American and you're a Roman Catholic, is this what you voted for when you voted for Barack Obama, people? Because, for Barack Obama to try to force and impose on the Roman Catholic faith in particular this type of questioning of oneself about what is right or wrong, or really if you're a Roman Catholic, now, this is something that should be off the table because this type of conversation is sin, according to the faith.
So now Barack Obama is trying to dictate what in his opinion is right and wrong, and what is or isn't correct, according to that faith. That's serious stuff, guys.
When asked about his views on the Republican presidential candidates, he had positive words about Santorum:
I think a lot of eyeballs now - not just because he won these last three states in a row - I think a lot of people are really waking up and smelling the coffee about Santorum right now. He's been in the background. He's played this whole process very well. It's going to be very interesting to see - regardless of Romney and his money and all of that power - it's going to be very interesting to see now how Santorum can take this momentum and really get his message out there and let the American people know who he is.
Below is video of the relevant portion of the Saturday, February 11, Fox and Friends on FNC: