Ellen Page Calls Out Chris Pratt For ‘Infamously Anti-LGBT’ Church Ties
Actress Ellen Page called out fellow actor Chris Pratt for eliding the alleged anti-LGBT history of the multi-national megachurch he attends.
Responding to a Hollywood Reporter story about Pratt’s recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in which the Guardians of the Galaxy star recounted completing a 21-day fast that was encouraged by his pastor, and how he generally balances fame and his inner life, Page tweeted, “Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?”
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
Page is an outspoken member of the LGBTQ community.
Pratt identifies as a non-denominational Christian. The actor’s church, Hillsong, has made headlines for not “affirming” the LGBTQ lifestyle.
Hillsong Church Doesn’t Support the LGBTQ Lifestyle
In a statement released in August 2015, Hillsong global pastor Brian Houston said he “holds to traditional Christian thought on gay lifestyles and gay marriage” and that “God’s word is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman.”
“Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles,” the statement reads.
“Put clearly, we do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid. I recognize this one statement alone is upsetting to people on both sides of this discussion, which points to the complexity of the issue for churches all over the world.”
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The actress recently made headlines for her own visit on The Late Show in which she condemned hateful leadership and criticized vice president Mike Pence for his anti-LGBTQ beliefs.
Page stars in Netflix’s upcoming graphic novel adaptation The Umbrella Academy, which debuts February 15 on the streaming platform.