Pratt isn’t Hollywood’s only Chris with faith

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Hollywood sign on hillsideA major actor is being taken to task for belonging to a church that believes in biblical marriage, but a Christian media critic points out that he isn’t likely alone in the faith.



Competing for no prize whatsoever, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Chris Pratt were included in the Internet’s recent search for Hollywood’s best Chris on “The Chris List.” But fellow Hollywood A-lister Ellen Page called out Pratt for attending what she called an “infamously anti-LGBTQ church.”

Chris Pratt makes no secret of his faith. An example of this can be found in the advice he gave young people at an award show a couple years ago: 

God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do. … Nobody is perfect. … you are imperfect. You always will be. But there is a powerful force that designed you that way. And if you’re willing to accept that, you will have grace. And like the freedom we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood.

And while Pratt is outspoken about his faith, Hollywood insider Ted Baehr of Movieguide says he, like some of the other Chrises on the list, does not say much at all about his politics.

Baehr

“I don’t see a lot of the other Chrises attack him, and I don’t think I will,” said Baehr. “Chris Pine, when I interviewed him, expressed a very low-key faith. Chris Hemsworth expressed a low-key faith. [Ellen Page] didn’t know that these other people that she targeted as being better were also expressing a Christian faith.”

As for a Christian Hollywood star who refuses to confront his liberal peers on issues like marriage and life, Baehr says the Apostle Paul’s lesson about the body of Christ being made up of different parts applies.

“If somebody’s called to preach and teach, that’s their calling. And if somebody’s called to be an actor, that’s their calling,” the Christian film critic submits. “So I don’t think we need to blame them for doing what God has called them to do.”



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