A couple days ago, Hannah told you about how Ellen Page decided, inexplicably and without provocation, to go after Chris Pratt and his religious views.
It’s so disappointing. I loved her in Juno, and she seemed delightful, but then she just got all angry and bitter after she came out as a lesbian.
Anyway, according to this, Chris Pratt has responded, and as always, he was all class.
Here’s what he posted (text transcribed below the photo) on his Instagram story:
“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. My faith is important to me but no church defines me or my life, and I am not a spokesman for any church or any group of people. 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.
Jesus said, “I give you a new command, love one another.” 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.”
I mean, can you even?
According to the sourcelink, Pratt goes to Zoe Church which is modeled after Hillsong, the church to which Ellen Page referred and clearly has a big hangup about.
This past Saturday, she also tweeted this:
Perhaps Ellen should take her own advice? She’s the one who refuses to listen here. She’s the one saying Chris isn’t allowed to have a “side” (even though he fully denies being “anti-LGBTQ.”)
There is NOTHING WRONG with any church refusing to affirm a gay lifestyle, or refusing to put people who are gay in positions of leadership in the church. That is WHOLLY DIFFERENT than hating gay people.
Ellen Page has a chip on her shoulder, and is suffering from that mentality that many gay activists suffer from – where they believe that not only are they entitled to tolerance of the way they live, but they also demand that everyone LIKE and APPROVE of the way they live. NO ONE is entitled to that. Literally no one, gay or straight.
Anyway, massive props to Chris Pratt for being reasonable, proud of and vocal about his faith. I’m guessing his life is exponentially more fulfilling and happy than Ellen Page’s, who’s far too busy consuming herself with what other people think of her.