Chris Pratt is setting the record straight. Unfortunately, he’s still got the record wrong.The 43-year-old actor has long been a symbol for Christianity in Hollywood.
In 2019, he made headlines when he went on The Late Show and boasted about his faith to Stephen Colbert, resulting in Elliot Page calling him out on Twitter for attending an anti-LGBTQ church.Though Page didn’t name the church Pratt attended, it was widely reported as the vehemently antigay Hillsong Church, a Christian cult that promotes bogus conversion therapy and believes homosexuality is a sin, and whose founder, Frank Houston, was an accused child sex predator.“I never went to Hillsong,” Pratt tells Men’s Health in a cover story published this week. “I’ve never actually been to Hillsong.
I don’t know anyone from that church.”His statement is not entirely true, however. Maybe he hasn’t attended a service at Hillsong, but he certainly knows people who have.In the interview,Pratt confirms that he attends Zoe Church in Los Angeles, which was founded in 2015 by evangelical pastor Chad Veach, who told the New York Times that he modeled it after Hillsong.Another fun fact about Veach: In addition to running Zoe Church, he’s also the executive producer of the 2017 film The Heart of Man, a documentary about “sexual brokenness.”In his interview with Men’s Health, Pratt goes on to say that he’s not actually a religious person, despite reading the Bible, going to church, and talking about God and Jesus all the time.“Religion has been oppressive as f*ck for a long time,” he notes.