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Chris Pratt denies Ellen Page's claim that church he attends is anti-LGBTQ: 'Nothing could be further from the truth'


Chris Pratt responded to recent claims made by Ellen Page about his church. (ROBYN BECK / AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Pratt refuted a recent claim made by actress Ellen Page that the church he attends is “infamously” anti-LGBTQ.

The “Jurassic World” star insisted that the Zoe Church in Los Angeles is welcoming to all people after Page suggested otherwise on Twitter last week.

“It has recently been suggested that i belong to a church which ‘hates a certain group of people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ,’ ” Pratt wrote on his Instagram story Monday. “Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”

Pratt continued that his community at church supported him amid his separation from ex-wife Anna Faris, “despite what the Bible says about divorce.”

His response comes days after Page tweeted about the church in response to Pratt appearing on “The Late Show” and discussing his religion with host Stephen Colbert.

“Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?” Page wrote on Feb. 8.

Ellen Page called out the church Chris Pratt attends last week.
Ellen Page called out the church Chris Pratt attends last week. (Rich Polk / Getty Images for IMDb)

She followed up with another tweet the next day, writing, “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,” Page continued in that tweet. “The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all.”

In his response Monday, Pratt wrote that he should not be defined by any church or group.

“My values define who I am,” he wrote. “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.”