Ellen Page wants Chris Pratt to address the fact that his chosen church is notoriously homophobic. After Pratt appeared on Late Show With Stephen Colbert and spoke about his spirituality and home church, Page called out the Marvel star on Twitter.
"Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?" she said, while sharing a clip of Pratt's interview.
Pratt attends Hillsong, a millennial-focused chain of churches that holds contemporary worship services throughout the United States. While the church doesn't turn away parishioners for being gay, it does not allow openly gay people to lead in the church.
The church has a history of sexual abuse and support for conversion therapy, the discredited and dangerous practice of attempting to turn professed queer youth into heterosexuals. The Australian church came to the States in 2010 under a cover of rock music, glitz, and celebrity, but its numerous closet skeletons have been covered extensively. Just last week, Page visited Late Show and denounced the hateful rhetoric espoused by some of America's foremost politicians.
“I’m like really fired up tonight but it feels impossible to not feel this way right now with the president and the Vice President Mike Pence, who like wishes I couldn’t be married,” Page said.
“Let’s just be clear. The Vice President of America wishes I didn’t have the love with my wife. He wanted to ban that in Indiana, he believes in conversion therapy. He has hurt LGBTQ people so badly as the governor of Indiana.”
Page said that politicians like Pence and the conservative Christian theology they espouse is actively harming people in her community.
“If you are in a position of power and you hate people and you want to cause suffering to them, and you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering, what do you think is going to happen?" she said. "Kids are going to be abused and they’re going to kill themselves. And people are going to be beaten on the street."