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Chris Pratt – the movie star – has been facing a firestorm of controversy from Hollywood.
Several years ago he came out as a Christian. That’s a big no-no in Hollywood. Since then he’s been battling atheists and the LGBT crowd. Accusing him of intolerance and homophobia.
When in fact they are the ones who are intolerant Christophobes.
I reckon Mr. Pratt reached his breaking point. The other day he announced that he never attended Hillsong Church nor does he consider himself to be religious.
“Religion has been oppressive as f – – k for a long time … I think there’s a distinction between being religious … and using it to control people, to take money from people, to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred. Whatever it is,” Pratt told Men’s Health. “The evil that’s in the heart of every single man has glommed onto the back of religion and come along for the ride.”
A fair point — because I know lots of religious people who are lost as a goose.
The Christian community has a big problem with how we treat celebrities. We tend to put athletes and actors and musicians who profess Christ on pedestals. We make them out to be Super Christians — when in fact they are young in the faith. Celebrity worship at its worst.
We are all sinners saved by grace. No better, no worse.