Pratt posted a response on his Instagram story on Monday, defending the Hillsong Church, which he attends, by saying it was supportive of him throughout his divorce from Anna Faris greater than a yr in the past.
“It has just lately been instructed that I belong to a church which ‘hates a sure group of individuals’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ.’ Nothing may very well be farther from the reality,” he wrote. “I am going to a church that opens their doorways to completely everybody. Regardless of what the Bible says about divorce, my church group was there for me each cease of the best way, by no means judging, simply gracefully accompanying me on my stroll. They helped me tremendously providing love and assist. It’s what I’ve seen them do for others on numerous events no matter sexual orientation, race or gender.”
As beforehand reported, two Hillsong Church executives obtained backlash in 2015 after making homophobic feedback and calling homosexuality a sin. Web page tweeted her criticism of the church after Pratt appeared on “The Late Present With Stephen Colbert” and talked about his spiritual facet.
“Oh. Ok. Um. However his church is infamously anti lgbtq so perhaps tackle that too?” Web page wrote.
She later doubled down, tweeting, “In case you are a well-known actor and also you belong to a corporation that hates a sure group of individuals, don’t be stunned if somebody merely wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is flawed, there aren’t two sides. The injury it causes it extreme. Full cease. Sending like to all.”
In his response, Pratt went on to say how his private values symbolize him, not his church affiliation.
“My religion is essential to me however no church defines me or my life, and I’m not a spokesman for any church or group of individuals. My values outline who I’m. We’d like much less hate on this world, no more. I’m a person who believes that everybody is entitled to like who they need free from the judgement of their fellow man,” he wrote.
The “Lego Film 2” star additionally shared a Bible verse from John 13:34 within the put up.
“Jesus mentioned ‘I offer you a brand new command, love each other,’” he wrote. “That is what guides me in my life. He’s a God of Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness. Hate has no place in my or this world.”
See his full response beneath.