Ellen Page Calls Out Chris Pratt For Going To Historically Anti-LGBT Church
Ellen Page isn’t letting anyone get away with indirect support of homophobia. The actress recently called out Chris Pratt for promoting his church, Hillsong, which she calls “anti-LGBT.”
During an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Chris opened up about a Bible-inspired fast he’d just finished: “I was inspired by my pastor,” he said of the Daniel Fast. According to its website, the Daniel Fast is “based on the fasting experiences of the Old Testament Prophet,” and serves to help people “draw nearer to God.”
“It’s kind of like our Lent, you know, give something up. So for 21 days I had no meat, no sugar, no alcohol, and it was actually amazing. It was really cool,” he added, further mentioning how his church has helped him deal with the pressures of fame. The actor has been seen attending several services at Hillsong Church — which has also seen the likes of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and the Kardashians.
That’s when Ellen tweeted: “Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?”
And she’s totally right. As People magazine reports, Hillsong and its pastor Brian Houston came under fire in 2015 for Brian’s stance on the gay community.
Brian posted a lengthy blog post about the subject, where he wrote he held “traditional Christian thought on gay lifestyles and gay marriage,” adding, “I do believe God’s word is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. The writings of the apostle Paul in scripture on the subject of homosexuality are also clear, as I have mentioned in previous public statements.”
Brian also wrote, “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.”
Not long before Chris appeared on The Late Show, Ellen also sat on the sofa and gave an emotional call to action against bigotry and homophobia. Check that out here: