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What Chris Pratt Just Said About Being Christian in Hollywood Might Shock You

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Mega actor Chris Pratt, a man who has become just as famous for the boldness of proclaiming his faith openly in Hollywood, has stated that the entertainment industry is not anti-Christian or anti-religion.

During an interview with the Associated Press, Pratt also revealed the reason why he’s been so outspoken about his Christian faith in recent years.

This is a very interesting perspective.

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“I think that there’s this narrative that exists out there that Hollywood is anti-Christian or anti-religious, but it’s just not the case,” the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor explained. “They are kind of not anti-anything. They are kind of pro-whatever is authentic to you.

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“I like that,” he added. “Because it’s authentic for me to be pro-Christian, pro-Jesus. That’s my thing. I like it. And I’ve never had anyone try to shame me to my face.”

Pratt added that even if others were to spew negativity about his faith behind his back, he wouldn’t care.

“If that’s the case, go ahead,” he challenged. “You can say whatever you want about me, to my face or behind my back. I’m not going to change.”

The actor also touched upon what motivates him to speak out on his faith in very public arenas, such as awards shows and during awards acceptance speeches.

“I don’t know that I am so much more motivated by where the world is or if it’s just what I’m feeling called to do right now,” he mused. “I think it’s a combination of both things. … That kind of a message, it might not be for everybody. But there is a group of people for whom that message is designed.”

Pratt went on to say that sharing his faith is one of the main things fulfilling his soul at the moment.

“Nothing fills my soul more than to think that maybe some kid watching that would say, ‘Hey, I’ve been thinking about that. I’ve been thinking about praying. Let me try that out,’” he explained. “That’s like the only way I feel like I can repay what has essentially been a giant gift in my life.”

While there might be some serious disagreement about whether or not there’s an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood — seems there’s plenty of evidence to support it being a real thing — the truth remains that we absolutely need more folks like Pratt in the entertainment industry willing to stand up and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ without fear.

Let’s hope he starts rubbing off on his colleagues.

Source: TheBlaze

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