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Ellen Page Calls Out Chris Pratt for Attending 'Infamously Anti-LGBTQ' Church

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Umbrella Academy star Ellen Page has called out Avengers: Endgame actor Chris Pratt for his attendance of Hillsong Church due to the organization's anti-LGBTQ+ stance.

Pratt appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, where he talked about having recently concluded a religiously-inspired fast. The Hollywood Reporter wrote an article on the subject, which Page retweeted, writing, "Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?"

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In 2015, Hillsong's Brian Huston put out a controversial statement regarding the church's stance on LGBTQ lifestyles. “Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles,” read the statement. “Put clearly, we do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid. I recognise this one statement alone is upsetting to people on both sides of this discussion, which points to the complexity of the issue for churches all over the world."

Page is an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. In 2017, she recounted her experience with homophobic abuse at the hands of director Brett Ratner on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand. Those experiences were later corroborated by co-star Anna Paquin.

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Page is set to star in Netflix's upcoming adaptation of Umbrella Academy, which releases on Feb. 15. The series also stars Mary J. Blige, Tom Hopper, Cameron Britton, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Adam Godley, Aidan Gallagher, David Castañeda, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Colm Feore.

Pratt is set to appear in Avengers: Endgame. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, that movie also stars Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives on April 26.

(via IndieWire)

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