Is Chris Pratt homophobic? Internet brings up his association with Zoe Church

'So we all know Chris Pratt is a homophobic d*uche, but tbh the 'outrage' over his IG post is kiiiiiiind of a stretch,' a tweet read


                            Is Chris Pratt homophobic? Internet brings up his association with Zoe Church
Chris Pratt is being slammed as homophobic yet again after his snide Instagram post (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Chris Pratt is a man of faith by his own admission. However, the church he goes to has managed to raise eyebrows due to it being modeled after Hillsong, a contemporary Christian church in Australia founded by Brian Houston and Bobby Houston. There have been multiple opinions over Reddit and other social media platforms where people have called Pratt out for his affiliation to Zoe Church in Los Angeles, led by pastor Chad Veach and his wife. 

So why do people hate Hillsong and Zoe Church so much? The hate stems from Hillsong clearly stating they don't affirm a gay lifestyle in a 2015 blog post by Brian. Titled 'Do I love Gay People?', a part of the post read, "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 recognize 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."

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Is Hillsong anti-LGBTQ?

The church's website, according to a report states, "Our church is a place where our doors are open to people of all backgrounds---regardless of where they are at in their journeys--- and we hope all feel welcomed, comfortable and loved." Ellen Page on the other hand expressed differing opinions about the church and they also appeared to be taking a jibe at Pratt for being associated with the organization. 

"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," they tweeted. Pratt responded with an Instagram story presenting his side of the story where he also defended his church. He said "nothing could be further from the truth," in regards to these claims. "I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone," he wrote. 

Chris Pratt defended Zoe Church in an Instagram story after Ellen Page claimed the organization was anti-LGBTQ (Instagram/E!Online)

 

Is Chris Pratt homophobic?

Chris Pratt is trending on Twitter for all the reasons currently but it has nothing to do with him making snide remarks about any community. The hate stemmed from an Instagram post he made for his new wife saying she gave him "a healthy daughter" and people slammed him for his insensitivity given the fact that his ex-wife Anna Farris has been open about their son's health issues. Coming back to the topic of him being homophobic or anti-LGBTQ, he is not known to have made any remarks about the community ever. However, his affiliation to Zoe Church has set tongues wagging and him defending the organization made matters worse. 

"If Chris Pratt didn't believe in the things they did, he could have just as easily found a different church with different ideologies. Really makes you think..." a Redditor wrote. "So we all know Chris Pratt is a homophobic d*uche, but tbh the "outrage" over his IG post is kiiiiiiind of a stretch," a tweet read. "When are people gonna stop hiring and supporting Chris Pratt. MF is a conservative with an extremely homophobic church and has now revealed he’s ableist," another user tweeted. "I love how we as a society have all decided that Chris Pratt is trash and cringe over everything he says and does. I'm all for it f*ck that homophobic a**hole," wrote another.



 



 



 

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