Chris Pratt responds to Ellen Page's statement on his Church being anti-LGBTQ: Couldn't be further from the truth

FP Staff

Feb 12, 2019 11:25:59 IST

Chris Pratt has responded to Ellen Page's claim that the church he attends is "infamously anti- LGBTQ". The actor responded to the comment saying "nothing could be further from the truth". Posting the message via an Instagram story, the actor mentioned how Hillsong Church had been a constant support throughout his divorce from Anna Faris more than a year ago.

Chris Pratt. Image from Facebook

Chris Pratt. Image from Facebook

"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," Pratt wrote. "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 stop 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."

Two Hillsong Church executives had faced criticism in 2015 after making homophobic statements and calling homosexuality a sin. Page had openly questioned Pratt once the actor decided to talk about his religious side on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Pratt also stated that he would want to be known for his personal values rather than his religious affiliations. "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 hate in this world, not more. I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgement of their fellow man," he wrote in his Instagram story.

Updated Date: Feb 12, 2019 11:58:26 IST