Chris Pratt Responds to Ellen Page's Claim About His Church

Esequiel Farfan
Febrero 12, 2019

After enough critics have sounded off about his "infamously anti-LGBTQ" church, actor Chris Pratt has issued a public response in defense of his house of worship.

Pratt spoke about his 21-day Biblical fast during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last week, bringing attention to his religious beliefs.

"It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which "hates a certain group of people" and is "infamously anti-LGBTQ". I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.

"Despite what the Bible says about divorce my church community was there for me every step of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk", Chris continued. "It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender".

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What actually does define him, according to the star, are his own personal values which include the freedom for anyone to love anyone, free from any judgment from 'their fellow man'. "We need less hate in the world, not more", he said.

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"Jesus said, 'I give you a new command, love one another, '" he wrote. He is a God of love, acceptance and forgiveness. "Hate has no place in my or this world", he concluded. Page tweeted along with a Hollywood Reporter article about Pratt's interview.

Page, a gay advocate who married Emma Portner past year, explained why she felt it was important to speak out on Pratt's church one day after her initial comments.

"Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren't two sides", she said. The damage it causes it severe. "Full stop. Sending love to all". Open your heart, stop being defensive and have compassion.

Page was referring to past statements made by Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz, who has said he believes homosexuality is a sin. "Much love truly to all".

"We do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid", he said in a post on the church's website. "Yeah. That's called complacency".

Hillsong has attracted several younger celebrities, including Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and Hailey Baldwin.

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