Chris Pratt slammed by Ellen Page for attending ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ’ church
Chris Pratt is on a defensive after Ellen Page recently slammed a actor for attending a church she claimed is “infamously anti-LGBTQ.”
Pratt, 39, slammed Page’s claims Monday on Instagram, writing: “It has recently been suggested that we go to a church that ‘hates a certain organisation of people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ.’ Nothing could be serve from a truth. we go to a church that opens their doors to positively everyone.”
The “Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” actor went on to explain that members of his church were there for him following his divorce from Anna Faris final year.
CHRIS PRATT SLAMMED BY ELLEN PAGE FOR ATTENDING ‘INFAMOUSLY ANTI-LGBTQ’ CHURCH
Pratt frequently attends Zoe Church, that is modeled after Hillsong Church, a megachurch founded in Australia though that has locations in New York City and Los Angeles, the New York Times previously reported. Variety stated Pratt was also a Hillsong church attendee.
“Despite what a Bible says about divorce my church village was there for me each step of a way, never judging, only gracefully concomitant me on my walk,” Pratt said. “They helped me tremendously charity adore and support. It is what we have seen them do for others on large occasions regardless of passionate orientation, competition or gender.”
The “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” star also remarkable that nonetheless “faith is important” to him “no church defines me or my life, and we am not a orator for any church or any organisation of people.”
“My values conclude who we am,” he continued. “We need reduction hatred in this world, not more. we am a male who believes that everybody is entitled to adore who they wish giveaway from a visualisation of their associate man.”
Pratt resolved his Instagram post by pity how his faith navigates him in life.
“Jesus said, ‘I give we a new command, adore one another,'” he wrote. “This is what guides me in my life. He is a God of Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness. Hate has no place in my or this world.”
Page’s critique came after Pratt seemed on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” final Thursday and talked about being eremite and completing a 21-day quick desirous by a Biblical soothsayer Daniel.
“Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe residence that too?” Page tweeted along with a Hollywood Reporter essay about Pratt’s interview.
On Saturday, Page — who came out as gay during a 2014 speech in Las Vegas during a contention for a Human Rights Campaign — doubled down on her criticism opposite Pratt and pronounced a actor should “try and listen” to a LGBTQ community.
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“If we are a famous actor and we go to an classification that hates a certain organisation of people, don’t be astounded if someone simply wonders since it’s not addressed,” a 31-year-old singer tweeted Saturday. “Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t dual sides. The repairs it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending adore to all.”
She pronounced in another tweet: “If lgbtq+ people are expressing their pain, their trauma, their practice … maybe only try and listen? Open your heart, stop being defensive and have compassion. It’s a pleasing and life changing feeling, empathy. Much adore truly to all.”
Pastor Chad Veach formerly told a New York Times he modeled Zoe church after Hillsong, that is renouned among celebrities, including Justin Bieber.
Senior priest Brian Houston during Hillsong formerly pronounced in a 2015 statement that a church does “not attest a happy lifestyle.”
“We do not attest a happy lifestyle and since of this we do not intentionally have actively happy people in positions of leadership, possibly paid or unpaid,” he pronounced in a post on a church’s website. “I commend this one matter alone is upsetting to people on both sides of this discussion, that points to a complexity of a emanate for churches all over a world.”
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He pronounced that he loves and accepts “people on a personal level.”
“Everyone is acquire during Hillsong church solely for famous predators, those who are disruptive, or those who have adversarial agendas,” he said, adding that happy people are welcomed during a church though can't pursue a care role.
Fox News’ Katherine Lam contributed to this report.