Chris Pratt has been under fire for some time for his association with the Hillsong Church, a megachurch known for its anti-LGBTQ views, but, in a new interview with Men’s Health, Pratt claims he’s never attended Hillsong and doesn’t know anyone who does.
“Religion has been oppressive as f*** for a long time. I didn’t know that I would become the face of religion when I’m not really a religious person,” Pratt said. “I think there’s a distinction between being religious–adhering to the customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God–and using it to control people, to take money from people, to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred. Whatever it is. The evil that’s in the heart of every single man has glommed on to the back of religion and come along for the ride.”
“I never went to Hillsong. I’ve never actually been to Hillsong. I don’t know anyone from that church,” Pratt added.