Actor Chris Pratt opened up about his Christianity and how the Hollywood community reacts to his faith. Hint: They don't.
Pratt sat down for a Q&A with AP. When asked about his faith, he had this to say:
That kind of a message, it might not be for everybody. But there is a group of people for whom that message is designed. And nothing fills my soul more than to think that maybe some kid watching that would say, 'Hey, I've been thinking about that. I've been thinking about praying. Let me try that out.' That's like the only way I feel like I can repay what has essentially been a giant gift in my life.
And what about those rumors of Hollywood being anti-Christian?
I think that there's this narrative that exists out there that Hollywood is anti-Christian or anti-religious, but it's just not the case. They are kind of not anti-anything. They are kind of pro whatever is authentic to you. And I like that. Because it's authentic for me to be pro-Christian, pro-Jesus. That's my thing. I like it. And I've never had anyone try to shame me, to my face. Maybe they go say it behind my back. But if that's the case, go ahead. You can say whatever you want about me - to my face or behind my back. I'm not going to change.
Chris Pratt Denies Hollywood Is 'Anti-Christian or Anti-Religious': 'It's Just Not the Case' https://t.co/RA4iCu3gPF— People (@People)1537497731.0
Seems the Christians aren't buying it, however, and Pratt was subjected to a purity test.
Haha Haha! As if the American people would believe someone who is part of the Hollywood elite. https://t.co/vpSOHapoqd via @people— Christopher j wood (@Christopher j wood)1537540982.0
@people @PaulaKG Was he a vocal Christian before the role of Andy Dwyer?— Scott (@Scott)1537528702.0
@people Don’t agree with him. Cause most of the movies in Hollywood are against the Christian principles, and if yo… https://t.co/REj9kyIFVJ— Jessica Caetano (@Jessica Caetano)1537499558.0
@people There are good Christians everywhere! Be grateful for Christ!— M. Carol Clifton DeMott (@M. Carol Clifton DeMott)1537498046.0
@people Weeeeellll it it kind of looks that way from the everyday citizen watching you all. It would be great if… https://t.co/B06WzBNSBs— Indie4USA (@Indie4USA)1537511909.0
@prattprattpratt Hollywood isn't anti-Christian... until you tell hollywood what the bible actually says. Paying a… https://t.co/LyU2N8ftxR— Scott Stewart (@Scott Stewart)1537467645.0
Sorry #ChrisPratt but there are LOTS of examples of #antiChristian rhetoric coming from #Hollywood. How can you den… https://t.co/j0g6SXXFKq— Meg (@Meg)1537459218.0
Pratt will need support for being him! Being Christian is not acceptable in Sodom n Gomorrah! Chris Pratt Is Unash… https://t.co/N1fG6GKjIj— MidwesternVal 🇺🇸 MAGA (@MidwesternVal 🇺🇸 MAGA)1537466674.0
Chris Pratt says he has never been bullied for being Christian in Hollywood. I don’t think it’s the felllow actors… https://t.co/kXhWz1nac5— commonsense (@commonsense)1537529299.0
@JessicaChasmar @WashTimes Chris Pratt says that Hollywood isn't anti-Christian? That's the opposite of what I've s… https://t.co/GfqAqqyKg4— Rob Hanks is (@Rob Hanks is)1537461164.0
@JessicaChasmar @WashTimes nice guy..but naive.— Brilliant Shore (@Brilliant Shore)1537542077.0
@JessicaChasmar @WashTimes He's a joker.— Liberty Newspost (@Liberty Newspost)1537485373.0
@JessicaChasmar @WashTimes My Lyin’ Eyes!— Danny Carlino ⚽️ Loyola Class of 1999 (@Danny Carlino ⚽️ Loyola Class of 1999)1537461497.0
@JessicaChasmar @WashTimes https://t.co/esMx36ez7Q— Gina (@Gina)1537477094.0
That's okay Chris, the non-Christians still believe you even if your fellow Christians think you are lying.