The out-gay actress and political activist took to Twitter to vent her frustration after seeing Pratt talk about his church in an interview. While appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Pratt discussed his faith and his attendance at Hillsong Church. The Australian-based congregation, which has expanded into worship centers around North America, has a history of anti-gay positions.
“Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?” Page said in a tweet.
Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too? https://t.co/meg8m69FeF
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 8, 2019
Though Page’s followers praised her for speaking out, at the time of this writing, Pratt has yet to respond.
Founded by Brian Houston, Hillsong Church has faced a number of controversies over the years, including a firm anti-queer stance.
“Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles. 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,” Houston said in a 2015 statement.
Besides opposition to the LGBTQ community, Houston and Hillsong Church have faced other criticisms over their practices. Houston is currently under investigation in Australia for his role in covering up sexual crimes committed by his father, Frank Houston.
In addition to the family woes, Hillsong Chruch has come under fire for misappropriation of funds, abusive church leadership and connections to fraudulent faith healer Michael Guglielmucci.