Chris Pratt responds to Ellen Page's criticism of his church on LGBTQ issues, says its members 'open their doors to absolutely everyone'

Chris Pratt has seen Ellen Page‘s comments about his church last week, and the Guardians of the Galaxy actor has a lot to say in response.

In case you missed it, Page tweeted on Thursday about Pratt’s appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, part of which he spent talking about his church. Pratt, along with Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey Baldwin, as well as Vanessa Hudgens and other celebs, has been spotted at the Christian megachurch Hillsong.

Page noted that the church, which Hillsong’s founder, Brian Houston, articulated in an August 2015 blog post, declares: “We do not affirm a gay lifestyle.” He added that gay men and women are banned from holding positions of leadership in the church.

Page, a gay advocate who married Emma Portner last year, explained why she felt it was important to speak out about Pratt’s church, a day after her initial comments.

Pratt argued in his response that his church is not anti-LGBTQ. He pointed to the fact that the Bible looks upon divorce unfavorably, and he said that he himself is accepted, even though he finalized his divorce to actress Anna Faris last year. He confirmed his engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger last month.

Pratt also said his church’s stance on a given issue may not necessarily coincide with his own.

“My faith is important to me but no church defines me or my life, and I am not a spokesman for any church or any group of people,” Pratt wrote. “My values define who I am.”

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US actor Chris Pratt and fiance author Katherine Schwarzenegger arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Chris Pratt and US author Katherine Schwarzenegger arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Chris Pratt and US author Katherine Schwarzenegger arrive for the World premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt attend the World Premiere Of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: Patrick Schwarzenegger, Chris Pratt, Abby Champion and Katherine Schwarzenegger are seen on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 06: Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel LIve' on March 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger seen on a night out leaving Soho House on January 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger seen on a night out leaving Soho House on January 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger seen on a night out leaving Soho House on January 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go! 💍🙏♥️
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