Marvel star Chris Pratt has taken to his Instagram to hit back at actress Ellen Page who recently called him out for practicing a religion that is “infamously anti lgbt”.
The actor shared a photo of a lamb in the forest (???) and wrote several paragraphs defending his church against the allegations that inspired mass social media backlash against Pratt.
“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,” he wrote. “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,” he continued. “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.”
“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,” Pratt went on to write. “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.”
“This is what guides me in my life. He is a God of Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness. Hate has no place in my or this world,” Pratt concluded.
Ellen’s initial statement was a retweet of an article about Pratt’s appearance on Stephen Colbert‘s show.
“But his church is infamously anti LGBTQ so maybe address that too?” she wrote.
Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too? https://t.co/meg8m69FeF
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 8, 2019