Chris Pratt looking dumb

It’s been a rough week for Chris Pratt.

During a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, the Passengers star boasted about being a member of the vehemently antigay Hillsong Church. His remarks caused quite a stir in the media, and prompted actress Ellen Page to call out Pratt not once but twice on Twitter for affiliating with what many consider to be a hate group.

Related: Ellen Page isn’t finished yet, slams Chris Pratt over antigay church in yet another tweet

It took almost a week, but Pratt finally responded to the scandal yesterday. In a post to his Instagram story, he flat out denied his church is homophobic and insisted he’s never witnessed any discrimination happen there.

“I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone,” he wrote. “Despite what the Bible says about divorce my church community was there for me every step of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk.”

“They helped me tremendously offering love and support. It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender.”

Unfortunately for Pratt, his defense of the church wasn’t received well on Twitter…

https://twitter.com/sweaterzzz/status/1095350636760219653

https://twitter.com/90sbaebe/status/1095353079195725826

https://twitter.com/RummHammm/status/1095411644379860993

https://twitter.com/TheLuisFernando/status/1095084831610945536

But it doesn’t stop there…

https://twitter.com/jpbrammer/status/1095081362829295618

In addition to its fierce opposition to all things LGBTQ, Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston is currently under investigation for covering up sexual crimes committed by his father, Frank Houston.

Not only that, but the church has also come under fire for misappropriation of funds, abusive church leadership, and connections to fraudulent faith healer Michael Guglielmucci.

Related: Chris Pratt calls for “less hate” as he defends his homophobic church

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