Hollywood actor Chris Pratt denies attending 'anti-LGBTQ' church

12 Février, 2019, 17:19 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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Chris Pratt says the church he attends is not "anti-LGBTQ" after Ellen Page said it was homophobic.

On Saturday, Page - who came out as gay during a 2014 speech in Las Vegas at a conference for the Human Rights Campaign - doubled down on her comment against Pratt and said the actor should "try and listen" to the LGBTQ community.

The Guardians of the Galaxy took to his Instagram story on Monday (February 11) to respond to the actress' accusations.

'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, ' said the Halifax, Nova Scotia native, who celebrated her first anniversary with wife Emma Portner last month.

Despite Zoe Church's open doors, pastor Chad Veach, told The New York Times in March he "modeled his church after Hillsong", an institution that bills itself as "a gay welcoming church but we are not a church that affirms a gay lifestyle".

"My values define who I am", he continued.

Pratt added he is not a "spokesman for any church" and that "we need less hate in this world, not more".

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The Lego Movie 2 performer wrapped up in calling himself 'a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgement of their fellow man'.

"Jesus said, 'I give you a new command, love one another'".

In his Instagram story, Pratt said his affiliation a certain church does not affect his personal beliefs. He is a God of love, acceptance and forgiveness.

She said: "Oh. K. Um. Hate has no place in my or this world", he concluded his post.

The Hillsong Church was originally founded in Australia by anti-gay marriage pastor Brian Houston and has set up congregations in various countries such as the United Kingdom and U.S., where it counts several celebrities as members. The damage it causes it severe. Open your heart, stop being defensive and have compassion.

Page would be joined by Leah Remini who called out members of the Church of Scientology including Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Laura Prepon, Jenna Elfman, Beck, Ann Archer, Kirstie Alley, Giovani Ribisi, Elizabeth Moss, Michael Pena, and Nancy Cartwright. '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.

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