After Chris Pratt appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last week, a Twitterstorm erupted over a tweet posted by actress Ellen Page.
On the prove, Pratt discussed the impact his religion has had on his life and his select to do the “Daniel Fast.”
“Oh. K. Um. But his religion is infamously lgbtq so maybe address that too? ” wrote Page.
Oh. K. Um. But his religion is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too? https :// t.co/ meg8m 69 FeF
— Ellen Page (@ EllenPage) February 8, 2019
“If you are a famed actor and you belong to an organization that detests a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed, ” she added.
While the “Jurassic World” star currently attends Zoe Church in L.A ., various media outlets claimed that he’s affiliated with Hillsong.
Pratt answered to the backlash resulting from the tweet in an Instagram tale 😛 TAGEND
“It has recently been suggested that I belong to a faith which dislikes a certain group of people and is’ infamously anti-LGBTQ.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a faith that opens their doorways to perfectly everyone.
Despite what the Bible says about my divorce, my church community was there for me each step of the way, never judge, only gracefully accompanying me on my stroll. They helped me tremendously offering their enjoy and subsistence. It is what I have seen them do for others on innumerable parties regardless of sexual direction, race or gender.
My faith is important to me but no faith characterizes me or my life, and I am not a spokesman for any faith or any group of people. My importances characterize who I am. We require less hate in this world-wide , not more. I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to desire who they crave free from the judgment of their fellow man.”
Hillsong Church has since secreted[ its] own public word, refuting the claims that the objective is “anti-LGBTQ” 😛 TAGEND
“Hillsong Church does not preach against anyone or any group; we are not’ anti-anyone’. We are an inclusive Christian church that enjoys, prices and welcomes all people, irrespective of their background, ethnicity, notions, prices, or personal identity.
We are also a religion that adheres to mainstream biblical prices shared by the overwhelming majority of evangelical Christian churches throughout the world, and millions of Christians across the USA. Believing the teachings of the Bible and desiring all people- including those who have different perspectives- are not mutually exclusive. In reality this is the very explanation of accept and inclusiveness…
At Hillsong we want to be known by who we are for . We are for people determining hope in Jesus, we are for people obtaining adore and acceptance, and we are for be helping in any way we can.”
They was also indicated that they are against “gay conversion therapy, ” as their primary focus is to phase people to Jesus, “the way, the truth, and the life”.
Read Hillsong’s full announcement on their website.