Last week, a Kitty Pryde vs. Star-Lord battle was born when Ellen Page tweeted about Chris Pratt spitting out words regarding his Bible cleanse on The Late Show, and called him out for belonging to a church with anti-LGBTQ views. Ellen called for Chris to talk about that, and talked he did, saying that his church accepts all people‘s money and doesn’t turn down a check its back on anyone, the way he turned his back on that old cat he gave away on Twitter.
After Ellen’s tweet calling for Chris to speak out got picked up everywhere, she doubled down saying that Chris shouldn’t be brain-burping up questions marks over people wondering why he doesn’t talk about his church Hillsong’s thoughts on the LGBTQ community.
If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 9, 2019
Chris responded in an Instagram Story, and compared being divorced to being gay, and says that Hillsong doesn’t discriminate. Chris added that he is not a spokeswhore for Hillsong, even though he acts like one, and believes a human can love whoever they want. He ended with a Jesus quote, and slapped his entire statement on a picture of a sheep going, “Bitch, why’d you have to drag me into this shit?!”
What Chris Pratt posted was pretty much copy + pasted from Hillsong’s website, but he ran it through the PR statement machine first. As I mentioned in my first post about this, Hillsong, who has been accused of sending gay kids to conversion therapy, claims that they’ll accept anybody and their money into their church, but that doesn’t mean they don’t think the souls of gays will burn in Satan’s urethra. The founder of Hillsong, Brian Houston, wrote this on its website:
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. I recognise this one statement alone is upsetting to people on both sides of this discussion, which points to the complexity of the issue for churches all over the world.
Everyone is welcome at Hillsong church except for known predators, those who are disruptive, or those who have adversarial agendas.
So if you are gay, are you welcome at Hillsong Church? Of course! You are welcome to attend, worship with us, and participate as a congregation member with the assurance that you are personally included and accepted within our community. But (this is where it gets vexing), can you take an active leadership role? No.
Except for known predators… It’s a good thing for Brian that his pedo father (the one whose acts of abuse against boys Brian allegedly tried to cover up) is dead or it’d be really awkward if his dad tried to get into Hillsong again.
Why do I have a feeling that the other Ellen, Ellen DeGeneres, is going to call her up to defend Chris Pratt? But see, Ellen, you are welcome into Chris Pratt’s church! You and your wife can worship with them! Just don’t do any sinful lezzie stuff, like hold hands, or even touch hands. But if you accidentally brush your wife’s hand while reaching into your wallet to give Hillsong some $$$, that’s okay, you won’t go to hell for that. Well, depending on how big that donation is.