Pastor Brian Houston praises Chris Pratt for 'bold faith in Jesus' amid attacks on church

Leah MarieAnn KlettFeb 16, 2019 05:05 PM EST
Hillsong

Pastor Brian Houston praised actor Chris Pratt for his "bold faith in Jesus" as he endured public attacks from actress Ellen Page for going to church. 

The Sidney Australia-based Hillsong megachurch, which is attended by a number of celebrities including Justin Bieber, Kevin Durant and Selena Gomez, found itself at the center of a media firestorm after Page publicly accused Pratt's church of being "infamously anti LGBTQ."

After Pratt responded and explained that his personal values represent him, not his church affiliation, a number of outlets -  including Variety, CNN, and NBC  - reported that the church in question was none other than Hillsong, which has several campuses across the U.S.

But in a series of tweets on Thursday, Houston, who with his wife, Bobbie, founded the megachurch in 1983, attempted to correct and clarify the mainstream media's false reports.

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