Outspoken lesbian actress Ellen Page has shifted her rage from Vice President Mike Pence over to “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt for attending an “infamously anti-LGBTQ” church.
According to Variety, Ellen Page blasted Chris Pratt on Twitter Thursday night in response to his interview with Stephen Colbert during which they discussed religion and faith. Pratt was promoting the upcoming “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”
“If the spotlight that is shining on you is brighter than the light that’s within you, it will kill you,” Pratt said to Colbert.
Page immediately tweeted in response, “Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?”
Pratt attends Hillsong Church, attended also 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. Houston said at the time:
I wish to correct reports that Hillsong church has “an openly gay couple directing a choir” at our New York City campus. Hillsong’s position on homosexuality and gay marriage has not changed and is consistent with Scripture. As I have stated previously, I believe the writings of Paul are clear on this subject. Several months ago when one of our choir directors made an unexpected public statement regarding his engagement to a man who sometimes sang in the choir, it was a complete surprise to us as well. It is my understanding that they have not been involved in an active leadership or ministry role since. That said, we still love them and acknowledge that they – like all of us – are on a journey, and our role as a church is to assist them on this journey with grace and compassion.
Variety reached out to Pratt’s rep for comment regarding Ellen Page’s attack but received no reply. The “Inception” actress recently denounced Vice President Mike Pence for his Christian view on sexuality.
“If you are in a position of power and you hate people, and you want to cause suffering to them — you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering. What do you think is going to happen?” Page said to Stephen Colbert. “Kids are going to be abused, and they’re going to kill themselves. And people are going to be beaten on the street. I have traveled the world and I have met the most marginalized people you can meet. I am lucky to have this time and this privilege to say this. This needs to f—ing stop.”
Most recently, the vice president’s wife, Karen Pence, has come under fire from the Left for teaching art at Immanuel Christian School, which enforces Christian sexual morality. President Trump recently defended his colleague’s wife, calling her a “terrific woman.”