Chris Pratt has responded to Ellen Page’s “anti-LGBTQ” claims about his church.
The actress recently criticised the father-of-one’s religion, after he appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and briefly spoke about his church.
Ellen responded to an article about the actor speaking about his spirituality, as she took to Twitter and said: “Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?”
“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,” she continued in a later Tweet.
Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too? https://t.co/meg8m69FeF
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 8, 2019
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
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 9, 2019
The actor has now responded to the 31-year-old’s claims with a lengthy post on Instagram in which he said: “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.”
Chris and ex-wife, Anna Faris announced their split in 2017 and the actor has since become engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger, who he started dating during the summer.
“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. My values define who I am. Wee need less hate in this world, not more. I am a man who believes that every is entitled to love who they want free from the judgement of their fellow man,” he added.
Chris ended his post by saying: “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.”