This is not the kind of Avengers and X-Men crossover we were expecting to see! Chris Pratt defended his church after Ellen Page criticize him for belonging to an organization that “is famously anti-LGBTQ”.
The actor took to Instagram Monday and pushed back the accusations from Page. Set in a picture of a sheep, Pratt defended Zoe Church shared his own personal experiences on how its community has helped him during crisis, as well as other regardless of their sexual orientation.
“Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone,” the Guardians of the Galaxy star shared on Instagram. “Despite what the Bible says about divorces, my church community was there for me every step of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk.”
In his post, Chris Pratt defended his church and he also pronounced himself an LGBTQ ally. “I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgement of their fellow man.”
However, not everyone at Zoe Church is as welcoming as the actor seems to believe. In 2015, Brian Houston, Zoe’s global pastor, said he “holds to tradition Christian thought on gay lifestyles and gay marriage,” and that “God’s word is clear that marriage is between a mand and a woman.”
Seems like Ellen Page’s accusations saying Chris Pratt supports an anti-LGBTQ church weren’t so far-fetched after all.