“It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which ‘hates a certain group of people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ.’ Nothing could be further from the truth,” he wrote. “I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone. Despite what the Bible says about divorce, my church community was there for me every stop 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.”https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/chris-pratt-response-to-ellen-page-1203136392/
As previously reported, two Hillsong Church executives received backlash in 2015 after making homophobic comments and calling homosexuality a sin.
Although I don’t agree with what the Catholic Church says about homosexuality, as well as with how Christians treat the LGBTQ community. I don’t believe that Christians should be attacked in any shape or form, instead, we should try and change their perception of homosexuality, and make them realize the flaws in their belief system. It is when one does not confront their mistakes, or their association with the wrongdoing of any sort when there is an issue. That is why I don’t agree with what Chris Pratt said regarding the church he attends. Being well known and famous does not justify him ignoring his church’s wrongdoings. Of course, when he got divorced, the church was accompanying him, as he is a follower of Christianity and follows the majority of their beliefs. Thus, they are not going to stop supporting him or completely drop him. Instead of putting his church in such a good light, Chris Pratt should have addressed the homophobic comments the Hillsong Church made, instead only expressing the good things his church has done. Calling homosexuality a sin is not something that should ever be said, regardless of your belief, saying it aloud can have a huge physical and emotional impact on someone. It is not right to completely ignore the fact that such words and ideas were said about the LGBTQ community, which ultimately puts this actor in the wrong, alongside his church.