Chris Pratt Hits Back At Ellen Page's Criticism Of His 'Anti-LGBTQ' Church
Chris Pratt has defended his LA church after Ellen Page referred to it as 'infamously anti-LGBTQ'.
Page commented on a Twitter post that mentioned Pratt talking about his "spiritual side" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
"Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti-lgbtq so maybe address that too?" she wrote, referring to Los Angeles-based Zoe Church, which was reportedly modelled on Australia's Hillsong Church.
After her comment went viral, Page then warned about the dangers of anti-LGBTQ organisations, without mentioning Pratt by name.
"Being anti-LGBTQ is wrong, there aren't two sides," the Gaycation host wrote.
Pratt has now responded indirectly to Page on his Instagram stories, vehemently denying that the Zoe Church, founded by pastor Chad Veach, is an anti-LGBTQ organisation.
"Nothing could be further from the truth," Pratt wrote on his IG stories across a photo of two sheep in a paddock. "I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone."
The Jurassic World actor used his recent split from Anna Faris as proof that his church isn't judgemental -- "despite what the Bible says about divorce".
"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," the actor wrote.
Pratt continued on to say that while his faith was "important" to him, "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 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."
Page has not yet responded to Pratt's most recent claims.
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