He’s telling his side of the story. Chris Pratt appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Friday, February 8, where he discussed his spiritual side. However, one person that was not happy with him was Ellen Page, who called out his church for being “anti-LGBTQ.” Now, the Avengers star, 39, is setting the record straight.
“It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which ‘hates a certain group of people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ,’” he wrote on Instagram. “Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”
The handsome hunk even noted that his church accepted him when he decided to separate from his ex Anna Faris. “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.”
He added, “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. 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.”
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
The Parks and Recreation alum ended his message on a positive note. “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.”
On February 8, Ellen, 31, responded to a tweet about Chris’ church, writing, “Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti-LGBTQ so maybe address that too?”
The next day, she followed up with another post. “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.” The actress has not yet commented on his response.
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
It sounds like everyone just wants to get along, so why can’t we?!
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