Chris Pratt says he ‘believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want’ after Ellen Page called his church ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ’
Chris Pratt posted a lengthy Instagram story on Monday defending his church.
It came after Ellen Page called the church “infamously anti-LGBTQ” after Pratt discussed his spirituality on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
Pratt attends Zoe Church a Christian congregation in Los Angeles with ties to Hillsong, a popular church attended by many A-listers, including Selena Gomez and the Kardashians.
Chris Pratt has defended his church on Monday, days after Ellen Page called it “infamously anti-LGBTQ.”
“It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which ‘hates people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ,'” Pratt, 39, wrote in an Instagram story post on Monday. “Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”
Pratt is known to attend Zoe Church, a Christian congregation in Los Angeles with ties to Hillsong, a popular church regularly attended by celebrities including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, the Jenners, and Kardashians.
Zoe Church’s pastor and founder, Chad Veach, modeled his church after Hillsong, according to The New York Times. He has also spoken at an Australian branch of the congregation.
Read more: Ellen Page calls out Chris Pratt’s ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ’ church — where Jenners, Biebers, and other celebrities have also worshipped
Veach has not been vocal about this stance on social issues, but Hillsong has been accused of forcing members to “pray the gay away” and overcome gay demons, according to a Daily Beast exposé published in 2016.
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
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 …read more
Source:: Business Insider