(OPINION) Faithwire – “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt has been outspoken about his Christian faith, often urging Americans to come together despite the myriad divisions plaguing our culture. But as the old adage goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Pratt is something of an enigma among his Hollywood contemporaries.
Rather than serving as an extension of the political left, the 41-year-old celebrity has generally chosen to maintain an apolitical reputation. But steering clear of making constant political declarations and donations in an era when everything has to be about politics makes people like Pratt personae non gratae in Tinseltown.
Over the weekend, Pratt began trending alongside his fellow famous “Chrises”: Chris Pine, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth. One Twitter user started a now-viral poll encouraging people to ditch Pratt from the bunch. Other social media users agreed with TV writer Amy Berg, saying Pratt needs to be canned because his alleged (though far from confirmed) support of President Donald Trump “disqualifies him.”
Another said Pratt’s supposed views “are terrible” and he “supports anti-LGBTQ activist churches,” an obtuse attack dating back to February 2019, when fellow celebrity Ellen Page rebuked Pratt for attending two popular Los Angeles megachurches, Zoe Church and Hillsong LA. Both churches hold to the mainstream, biblical belief that marriage is a holy union between one man and one woman — a perspective antithetical to secular society. READ MORE