Actor Chris Pratt, an open Christian who has specifically avoided alienating fans with divisive partisanship, has launched a new production company with the expressed mission of bridging “the growing divide in our country and world.”
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Pratt offered fans a sneak peek into the new offices of “Indivisible Productions,” a name specifically meant to evoke the Pledge of Allegiance:
A musical sneak peak at the walls inside my office.
So grateful for each step of this wonderful journey.
I’ve started a company.
Our mission statement is to create entertaining content, focusing on themes which will help to bridge the growing divide in our country and world. You know, make the world a better place. No biggie, you’re welcome, but it’s whatever.
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A musical sneak peak at the walls inside my office. So grateful for each step of this wonderful journey. I’ve started a company. Indivisible Productions One nation Under God Indivisible Our mission statement is to create entertaining content, focusing on themes which will help to bridge the growing divide in our country and world. You know, make the world a better place. No biggie, you’re welcome, but it’s whatever.
No other news exists as to exactly the types of projects that Pratt plans to produce at his production company, but if they are in any way aligned with his brand, they will most likely be projects that extol the virtues of faith while being understanding of people’s differences. Though Chris Pratt has never claimed a political label for himself, he has often found himself a target of left-wing cancel culture for being more tolerant of conservative voices and, most of all, for attending a church that preaches biblical sexual morality. Nothing better put this on display than when actress Ellen Page publicly blasted him for attending an “infamously anti-LGBTQ” church.
“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,” tweeted Page in 2019. “Being anti-LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all.”
Pratt attends Hillsong Church, also attended by Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner. It was founded in Australia with locations in New York City and Los Angeles. Carl Lentz, leader of the New York branch, said in 2015 that homosexuality is a sin. Later that year, two male choir members of the church got married and Brian Houston, the church’s global senior pastor, released a statement denouncing the union.
After enough backlash on social media, Pratt officially responded by defending Hillsong as a tolerant place welcome to all:
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 my 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 their 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.