You probably wouldn’t know it based on his recent criminal and questionable behavior lately but popstar Justin Bieber is actually a very religious person … at least, he professes to be a religious person … and as a result, we hear today that The Biebs has been looking for a place where he can be baptized and cleansed of, well, his recent sins, I guess. According to a new report, JB scoured NYC recently looking for a phat private residence where he could be baptized. Altho he didn’t find the right place, it appears that he is still on the look out.
Justin Bieber may be the showbiz bad boy of the moment, but he was searching for some spiritual help in New York on Saturday night.
Multiple sources confirmed to us that Bieber was looking for a Manhattan property with a private pool to conduct a baptism-like ceremony with the Hillsong Church NYC. One source said, “Justin and his team spent time on Saturday searching for a place with a pool where they could conduct a baptism for him, a cleansing ritual, with the Hillsong Church. But they couldn’t find a place in time.” Another source added, “Justin is serious about his Christian faith, and after recent events, he needed to take a pause.” Bieber, who is believed to have been baptized as a child, is a fan of the megachurch — which has conducted baptisms in the Gansevoort Hotel rooftop pool — and after attending a service at their Irving Plaza location last September, he tweeted about its hip leader, Pastor Carl Lentz: “Amazing sermon at church this morning. Love you man. I broke down today.” Reps for Bieber and Hillsong didn’t comment.
While I would never want to disparage anyone’s religious beliefs, I honestly think Bieber would be better served if he just stopped acting like an ass in public. I completely understand the belief that ritual baptism can wash away one’s sins … which would work for JB once he stops acting out. Taking comfort and solace in religion is one thing but actively following the letter of the law and NOT misbehaving in public is the surest way to avoid racking up sins to be washed away. Honestly, I hope the young man is able to find the comfort he appears to need from his religious beliefs. Anything that can help put Bieber back on the straight and narrow (thereby avoiding the possible release of a sex tape, yikes) is something that I’m ALL FOR. Good luck, Biebs.