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Chris Pratt Responds After Actress Slams Him for Talking About His Church That’s Allegedly Anti-LGBTQ

Actor Chris Pratt response to criticism after he was was called out for belonging to a church that is allegedly “infamously anti LGBTQ.”

Earlier this week, Pratt discussed the 21-day religious fast he participated in while a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

He said:

“The Daniel Fast… it’s a 21-day fast that kind of a lot of people are doing it. I did it through my church, it’s based on Daniel, the book of Daniel, the prophet Daniel, from the Old Testament. Daniel was a guy who only ate fruits and vegetables and grains and didn’t have any breads or animal products. I was inspired by my pastor. It was kind of like our lent, you know, give something up. So for 21 days, I had no meat, no sugar, no alcohol and it was actually amazing.”

However, it was after Pratt talked publicly about his religion that fellow actor, Ellen Page, began chastising him for his role within a church that is “infamously anti LGBTQ.”

Page wrote on Twitter:

Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?

She continued:

If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all. […]

If lgbtq+ people are expressing their pain, their trauma, their experiences…maybe just try and listen? Open your heart, stop being defensive and have compassion. It’s a beautiful and life changing feeling, empathy. Much love truly to all.

Pratt, who according to E! News is a member of Zoe Church, caught wind of the claims being directed at him and responded via his own social media platforms.

Chris Pratt/Instagram

He wrote on his Instagram story:

It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which “hates a certain group of people” and is “infamously anti-LGBTQ.” Nothing could be further from the truth. 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. They helped me tremendously offering love and support. It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender.

My faith is important to me but no church defines me or my life and I am not spokesman for any church or any group of people. My values define who I am. We need less hate in this world, not more. I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgment of their fellow man.

Jesus said, “I give you a new command, love one another.”

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 has not yet responded to Pratt’s statement.

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  1. Why is it that if a church calls the LGBTQ a “sin” that that somehow equates to “hate”? It isn’t hate. It is calling sin a sin, period. No different than sex outside of marriage. Or hate. Or killing. Or a multitude of other types of sin. Sin is sin. Doesn’t mean that the person is to be hated (or ALL of us would be as we ALL sin in different ways). But don’t expect a church to suddenly say the LGBTQ lifestyle is not a sin. When you ask people to believe the way you believe — that isn’t right. ALL have differing opinions. Don’t hate on Christians because we call sin a sin. The very hate you say we have — shows up in your own words — that it is you that is hating.

    • Those who I know who are LGBTQ aren’t suffering with a disease. They suffer from prejudice, intolerance, discrimination, and judgement. They are not ill.
      And I am very strong in my Christian faith, as is my lesbian sister, my former choir director, and many others.

      • you must not have read your Bible very closely. God and his word definitely describes in detail what happened to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. They were destroyed. Why ?. Because of HOMOSEXUAL activity. That is Old Testament. Jesus tells us in no uncertain terms what and where those who practice such things will spend ETERNITY ! Our God is a God of LOVE however, he is also a righteous God and a jealous God. God Sends no one any where HE gives us the choice to make where we will spend Eternity.

  2. Actually…the bible says that the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah were pride, gluttony, laziness and neglect of the poor (Ezekiel 14:49). Homosexuality is not mentioned. And in Genesis, although you can successfully argue that the men of Sodom wanted to rape the Angels (Genesis 18-19), that is much more than mere homosexuality. Don’t get me wrong, scripture says homosexuality is a sin, but that’s not the point here.

    So as long as we’re tell people that they haven’t read the Bible very closely….

  3. Wrong Anonymous. It is the living Word of God whose writers were not only inspired by God but !includes direct quotes from the Son of God, Jesus.
    And wrong Concerned. Jude 1:7 Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities near them, which like them committed sexual sins and pursued homosexual activities, serve as an example of the punishment of eternal fire. (ISV)

  4. To use your words Page: If you are not a famous actor and you belong to an organization (group of people) that “hates” (your words- not true, BTW) a certain group of people, (anti-LGBTQ) don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being PRO LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. (Why do you think you are correct- the other side feels the same, there ARE two sides, that doesn’t mean coexistence can’t occur. It happens every day with numerous issues) The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all. […]

    If NON lgbtq+ people are expressing their pain, their trauma, (yes, it’s traumatic for families and parents) their experiences…maybe just try and listen? Open your heart, stop being defensive and have compassion. It’s a beautiful and life changing feeling, empathy. Much love truly to all.

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