After Chris Pratt spoke briefly with Stephen Colbert about his church on “The Late Show”, sharing that he was inspired by his pastor to complete the 21-day Daniel Fast, Ellen Page felt the need to slam him and accuse him of “being a member of a religious organization that is unsupportive of the LGBTQ community.”
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
— E! News (@enews) February 11, 2019
So Monday, he shut that down with an Instagram story with text set over a farming scene writing: “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. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”
He referenced his divorce from Anna Faris saying, “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 went on to explain that while his faith is important to him, no church “defines” his life. “My values define who I am. We need less hate in the 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.”
Pratt reportedly attends services at Zoe Church in Los Angeles with his fiancee, Katherine Schwarzenegger.