Chris Pratt defends Hillsong Church after Ellen Page called him out to be a member of a church "infamously anti-LGBTQ."
The controversy began when Pratt appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and mentioned that he was on a biblically inspired prompt and gave some advice his priest gave him.
Page, which also recently appeared at Colbert's show where she gave a passionate speech on LGBTQ hate crimes, sent a tweet that went viral and asked "Oh K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe also address it too? "
In an Instagram story, Pratt wrote that" Nothing could be further from the truth. "
" It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church that "hates a particular group of people. "and is" infamously anti-LGBTQ. "Nothing could be further from the truth," he wrote. "I go to a church that opens their doors for absolutely everyone. Despite what the Bible says about divorce, my church was there for me every time I never judged, just honoring me on my trip. They helped me give love and support enormous. That's what I've seen them do for others in countless occasions regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender. "
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Pratt married actress Anna Farris in 2009 and the couple divorced in 2018. He is now engaged in Katherine Schwarzenegger .
"My faith is important to me, but no church defines me or my life, and I am not a spokesman for any church or group of people. My values define who I am. We need less hatred in this world, no more. I am a man who believes that everyone has the right to love who they want free from the judgment of their fellow man, 19459020, "he concluded.
Hillsong Church Pastor Brian Houston has stated that the church "welcomes ALL people but does not confirm all lifestyles."