After Ellen Page called his church "infamously anti-LGBTQ" in a tweet last week, Chris Pratt has responded by saying "nothing could be further from the truth". Here's what he had to say! Page tweeted along with a Hollywood Reporter article about Pratt's interview.
X-Men actress Ellen Page recently took Chris Pratt to task for his church allegedly being anti-LGBTQ.
And that was not all! Being anti-LGBTQ is wrong, there are not two sides. The damage it causes is severe.
"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", Chris wrote in a lengthy message on his Instagram Stories.
The actor then went on to explain that the religious community he is part of actually helped him a lot through his divorce process despite the fact that the Bible is against the mere idea of a married couple separating.
"My faith is important to me but no church defines me or my life, and I am not a spokesman for any church or any group of people", Pratt continued.
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'.
In a February 11 Instagram story he posted a photo of a lamb and wrote "Jesus said 'I give you a new command, love one another.'" Underneath it he wrote "This is what guides me in my life". "This is what guides me in my life. Full stop. Sending love to all". "Hate has no place in my or this world". Open your heart, stop being defensive and have compassion.
Pastor Chad Veach previously told the New York Times he modeled Zoe church after Hillsong, which is popular among celebrities, including Justin Bieber.
Page was referring to past statements made by Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz, who has said he believes homosexuality is a sin.