Chris Pratt has responded to claims from Ellen Page that his church is homophobic, reports the Huffington Post.
Page tweeted out a link to an interview Pratt gave about his church with the comment: “Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?”
Which she then followed with the tweet: “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.
Pratt responded with an Instagram story, 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.
“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.”
However, Pratt’s church has strong links with Hillsong, a church founded by anti-gay pastor Brian Houston who wrote in 2015 that “Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles. 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.”