Ellen Page confronts Chris Pratt on association with ‘anti-LGBTQ church’

Joann Johnston
February 12, 2019

Page tweeted a Hollywood Reporterarticle about Pratt's appearance on Colbert's show, and questioned why the church's history wasn't brought up. Open your heart, stop being defensive and have compassion.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star sat down with Stephen Colbert to promote The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, and Pratt said he just finished a 21-day Daniel Fast that he took part in through his church and that his pastor encouraged. Much love truly to all'.

Carl Lentz, who helms the church's NY location, in 2015 called homosexuality a "sin" and declared that gay people could not hold leadership positions in the church.

Page has just celebrated her one-year-anniversary with her wife Emma Portner last month, and famously speaks out against homophobic attacks like the recent terrible incident involving Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

She branded the megachurch Hillsong, which has not only Pratt, but also Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin, Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez among its members, "infamously anti-LGBTQ".

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The gay community has pointed out Hillsong pastor Brian Houston's views on same-sex relations before.

'A little, you know, maybe fall, winter kind of thing and you know, we've got a lot to get done, ' he told Us Weekly. This won't make everyone happy and to some, this stance may even be seen as hypocritical.

Speaking on Stephen Colbert about his beliefs, Pratt said: 'Sometimes just having a self to share is what kills you, because there's nothing left.

"Everyone is welcome at Hillsong church except for known predators, those who are disruptive, or those who have adversarial agendas", he said, adding that gay people are welcomed at the church but can not pursue a leadership role. So you have to have a light to share.

'Then you can survive and then you can save some of yourself and not give it all away.

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