- The Washington Times - Friday, February 8, 2019

Actress Ellen Page called out actor Chris Pratt for attending Hillsong Church, a worldwide Christian megachurch that Ms. Page described as “infamously anti-LGBTQ.”

Ms. Page tweeted criticism early Friday in response to Mr. Pratt’s appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Mr. Pratt, an outspoken Christian, had told the CBS host Thursday night that he was inspired by his church pastor to start fasting as a way to “draw nearer to God.” He also credited his church in helping him navigate the pressures of being in the spotlight.

Mr. Pratt has been spotted attending several services at Hillsong Church — a popular congregation for Hollywood A-Listers such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner. The megachurch, which originated in Australia and has 80 affiliated churches around the world, as well as its pastor Brian Houston came under fire in 2015 for his views on homosexuality and gay marriage. Mr. Houston explained that the time that “Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles.”

Ms. Page, a Canadian LGBT activist who married Canadian dance choreographer Emma Portner last year, hit Mr. Pratt and Mr. Colbert for not addressing the church’s controversy during Thursday’s appearance.

“Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?” she tweeted early Friday.

Ms. Page made headlines just last week when she fought back tears during an emotional rant against Vice President Mike Pence on “The Late Show.”

“Let’s be clear: The vice president of America wishes I didn’t have the love [I have] with my wife,” she said at the time. “He wanted to ban that in Indiana. He believes in conversion therapy. He has hurt LGBTQ people so badly as the governor of Indiana.”

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