Chris Pratt Addresses Controversial Rumor

It’s been a rumor that has haunted him for years, but A-lister Chris Pratt has made a surprising confession about his religious ties in a new interview.

Chris Pratt sets the record straight.

In an interview for Men’s health July/August cover story, Pratt, 43, clarified that he is “not a religious person” and has never attended Hillsong Church. Over the years, the actor faced criticism for being associated with religion.

In 2019 the Guardians of the Universe star was associated with Hillsong Church, which was accused of being anti-LGBTQ+. At the time of the allegations, he said: “Nothing could be further from the truth.”

“I’ve never been to Hillsong. I’ve actually never been to Hillsong. I don’t know anyone from that church,” he said with… Men’s health† Pratt said he decided not to say that at the time because he didn’t want to “throw a church under the bus.”

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Pratt shared that he occasionally visits Zoe Church, as well as a Catholic church where his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, grew up.

The Jurassic World actor shared that “I’m really not a religious person”, adding: “Religion has been oppressive as f**k for a long time.”

While he doesn’t consider himself religious, Pratt said he has faith.

“I didn’t know I was going to be the face of religion, when I’m actually not a religious person. I think there is a distinction between being religious – holding on to the habits created by man, often usurping the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God – and using it to control people, taking money from people, abusing children, stealing land to justify hatred,” he said.

“Whatever it is. The evil that resides in every man’s heart has pushed behind religion and gone along for the ride.”

The outlet addressed the negative response he received from Pratt on social media, saying, “You never want to get caught complaining or anything because I have so many blessings. I really consider everything a blessing in my life. [But] why are they coming after me?”

In May, Pratt and his wife welcomed their second daughter together. “We are so excited to announce the birth of our second daughter, Eloise Christina Schwarzenegger Pratt,” the couple wrote on social media. “Mom and baby are doing well. We feel beyond blessed and grateful.”

The couple welcomed their first daughter, Lyla Maria, in August 2020. Pratt shares his son, Jack, with his ex-wife Anna Faris.

in April, guards director James Gunn defended Pratt after a fan called for the actor to be replaced in the Marvel universe.

Responding to a fan on Twitter at the time, Gunn said that Pratt will “never” be replaced by “completely false beliefs”.

“For what? Because of your made-up, utterly false beliefs about him?” began Gunn. “For something that someone else told you about him that isn’t true? Chris Pratt would never be replaced as Star-Lord, but if he ever was, we’d all go with him.

The fan initially tweeted a photo of Pratt next to Patrick Wilson, captioned “Marvel. Hear me out. Just… replace him.’

Pratt plays the role of Star-Lord and will next be seen in Thor: Love and Thunder in July and in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in May 2023.

In 2020, Pratt was considered the “worst Hollywood Chris” in an internet challenge that his wife and his Marvel co-stars, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo, led him to defend him on social media.

This story originally appeared on Fox news and was reproduced with permission

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