Chris Pratt is defending his church against actress Ellen Page's claims it's "anti-LGBTQ".
The Guardians of the Galaxy actor appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this month (Feb19) to promote The Lego Movie 2, and touched upon topics such as his faith and the 21-day Daniel Fast challenge he took through his church.
Following the show, The Hollywood Reporter shared an article with the headline, 'Fresh From Fasting, Chris Pratt Talks about His Spiritual Side on The Late Show'," and that piece appeared to irk the Inception actress, who retweeted the post and questioned why Colbert didn't ask about his church's anti-LGBT views.
"Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?" the openly gay actress tweeted.
Days after Chris revealed he was undertaking the Daniel Fast in January (19), reports suggested his church's senior pastor, Carl Lentz, said in a 2015 GQ interview that he considered homosexuality to be a sin and would never allow an openly gay member to hold a church leadership position.
Now Chris is speaking out, insisting his church is accepting of everyone.
"It has recently been suggested that i belong to a church which 'hates people' and is 'infamously anti-LGBTQ'," he writes in an Instagram Story post. "Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone."
Chris also references his recent divorce from actress Anna Faris to prove officials at his church do not judge people.
"Despite what the Bible says about divorce my church community was there for me every step of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk," he adds. "They helped me tremendously, offering love and support. It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions, regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender."
And he insists that while his "faith is important", it doesn't "define" him.
"I am not a spokesman for any church or any group of people," he continues. "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 judgement of their fellow man."