Chris Pratt Responds to Accusations His Church Is 'Anti-LGBTQ'

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It looks like a certain Hollywood actor has found himself in hot water, but as a plus, at least it has nothing to do with his fiancée, Katherine Schwarzenegger, or his ex-wife, Anna Faris. After being accused of attending an anti-LGBTQ place of worship, Chris Pratt is responding to the callout with a message of his own.

  • Actress Ellen Page did not mince her words about Chris and his church that "is infamously anti-LGBTQ."

    It seems the Juno star felt some kind of way after seeing a post from the Hollywood Reporter about the Guardians of the Galaxy star discussing his faith on The Late Show With Steve Colbert.

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  • She doubled down on her original sentiments, seemingly calling out Chris again.

    E! News reports Chris's place of worship, Zoe Church, is modeled after Hillsong Church. In 2015, Brian Houston, one of Hillsong's founders, addressed the church's stance on homosexuality. "Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles," Houston clarified in his "Do I Love Gay People?" post.
    "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."
    The outlet also notes Zoe Church (the one Chris Pratt attends) states, "Our church is a place where our doors are open to people of all backgrounds --- regardless of where they are at in their journeys --- and we hope all feel welcomed, comfortable and loved."
  • Welp, Chris heard about Ellen's concern and took to Instagram Stories to make a statement of his own.

    "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," the celeb dad wrote.

    "I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone .... My faith is important to me but no church defines me or my life and I am not spokesman for any church or any group of people. My values define who I am. We need less hate in this 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."

  • It didn't take long for people to chime in.

    Instagram comments

    Needless to say, there was going to be some type of reaction to this considering how polarizing the subject matter is -- along with a slew of others.

  • And it's clear folks are not here for Chris being called out -- or treated like a representative for his church.

    Instagram comments

    Many think people have a right to love and believe what they want and shouldn't be bullied into following someone else's beliefs and convictions.

  • May everyone feel loved and live out their truth.

    Seriously, this world needs love.

    ... and then some.