Published February 12, 2019
Last week, Canadian actress Ellen Page Chris Pratt called on promoting her "infamously anti-LGBTQ" church The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Now, it Guardians of the Galaxy Actor has responded to her demands.
Pratt took on his Instagram story to address the claims that the Hillsong Church to which he belongs discriminates against the LGBTQ community.
"It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church that" hates a particular group of people "and is" infamously anti-LGBTQ ", he wrote." Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone. "
He continued to say that he has been accepted with open arms, despite the Bible's divorce teaching, with members "gracefully accompanying me on my journey" and "offering love and support."
Pratt continues to say that while his church is important to him, he does not define him, and he is not an official spokesman for Hillsong.
"My values define who I am," he concluded. "We need less hatred in this world, no more. I am a man who thinks everyone has the right to love who they want from their fellow man's judgment."
Despite Prat's demands from the Church who welcome all, Hillsong issued a statement in 2015 that "we do not confirm a homosexual lifestyle" and maintained that marriage should be a union between a man and a woman.
See a screenshot of Pratt's Instagram story below.