Kudos to Chris Pratt, For Coming Out

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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- How often have we seen Hollywood celebrities praised as courageous for “coming out” and admitting they're gay? Isn't it far more courageous for people to profess their Christian faith?

Hollywood is not a tolerant city. Dominated by activist leftists, it is a culture hostile to dissenting views. We see it in its work product. Most movies and television shows are laced with political messages and politically correct symbolism. The heroes almost always are liberal and promote “progressive” values and causes, and conservatives are depicted as morally degenerate hayseeds or villains.

Christians are especially singled out as backward, close-minded crackpots. Sure, there are notable exceptions, such as the TV series “Blue Bloods,” which involves a traditional Catholic family of cops that meets weekly for dinner with prayer and conversation that promotes biblical virtues.

It's doubtful that there's much of a stigma attached to people who come out as being gay in the Hollywood culture, given the extent to which it showcases and celebrates the gay lifestyle. It seems you can't watch any TV show these days without an actual or suggested gay sex scene — as if the show's writers and producers are on a mission to portray homosexuality as more prominent than heterosexuality.

This is certainly their prerogative, of course, as it is mine to notice they are proselytizing and sermonizing the way they do on so many other social and political issues, from the glories of abortion rights to the evils of all things Trump to the intolerance and hatefulness of Christianity.

Chris Pratt

This is why it is refreshing when an actor in this environment, such as Chris Pratt, publicly identifies himself as a Christian — the modern equivalent of branding oneself with Hester Prynne's scarlet letter. It is almost guaranteed to bring one into disrepute and ridicule, not to mention that it opens the door to being blacklisted by today's leftist McCarthyites.

Last year, Pratt committed secular heresy with his remarks when receiving the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. “God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.” Once he opened up about his faith, the left began to sling its arrows. On Christmas Day, TV Guide published an article on the popular actor, titled “How to Love Chris Pratt Without Hating Yourself.”

After listing some of Pratt's many professional accomplishments and acknowledging his meteoric ascent, the author lamented, “And yet: despite all this, Pratt remains the most complicated and divisive of the (many famous young actors named Chris). When you take a deeper look at Pratt the man and not necessarily Pratt the actor, some of the shine wears off. Although he can be as funny offscreen as he is on … it's impossible to ignore some problematic aspects of his life offscreen.” Though the writer didn't directly attack Pratt's Christianity, she ticked off a series of silly non-sins for which he should be shamed, such as his hunting habits, an allegedly insensitive Instagram post about raising lambs to eat them, giving away the family's cat before having children, and another Instagram post that supposedly offended the hearing-impaired community because he told his followers to “turn up the volume” and not just “read the subtitles.”

Many readers viewed this as an obvious anti-Christian hit piece, and it probably was. But one thing it was for sure –

– a display of liberal intolerance and sanctimonious political correctness. Apart from the sniping criticisms of Pratt, the suggestion that you can't love Pratt without hating yourself is far more revealing about the writer and the leftist mindset than it is about Pratt.

Actress Ellen Page, an outspoken Christian critic, laid into Pratt on Twitter for saying that he'd taken part in a fast with his church and discussing his spiritual side during his appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Page tweeted, “Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?”

Pratt quickly responded on Instagram, “It has recently been suggested that i belong to a church which ‘hates a certain group of people' and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ'. Nothing could be further from the truth.” He said his church opens its “doors to absolutely everyone.”

Twitter trolls also attacked Pratt for praying (and asking his followers to pray) for comedian Kevin Smith after he had a massive heart attack. One attacker tweeted, “Doctors and nurses save lives not prayer.” Another said, “Great now I won't enjoy your films as much knowing you're a Jesus nut.” These are the “loving” types who savage Christianity for not being loving.

The Washington Post's Drew Goins vilified Pratt in an op-ed for attending his church. Goins didn't seriously dispute Pratt's assertion that his church welcomes all people but faulted him and the church because they don't affirmatively reject traditional Christian orthodoxy by declaring that homosexual behavior is not sinful.

Under cover of false tolerance, leftist activists will eventually ensure that certain biblical passages are deemed hate speech and that affirming one's belief in the inspiration of Scripture is an admission of hatefulness.

Attacks on Christianity and Christians have grown exponentially since I wrote my book “Persecution,” which documented this phenomenon 15 years ago. It is laughable to deny that it is going on, and it is sad that more people don't stand up against it.

Kudos to actors such as Chris Pratt, who are courageous enough and true enough to their faith to refuse to deny Christ, choosing instead to openly profess their belief in him despite the professional risk to their careers.


David Limbaugh
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David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is “The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels.” Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com

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    Hollywood makes it easier and easier to not patronize their products with all the crap they produce now.

    Sal Chichon
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    Sal Chichon

    What does, “god,” whatever the hell that means, have to do with guns? We don’t have enough bombs to level all the mega churches in this country if we wanted to do so, and still the cry-baby christians complain of being victims of… what? Persecution? In America? Really? Grow the hell up, cry-baby christians, you all are the original social justice warriors whinging on, and on about your victimhood status. Grow. Up.

    Perry Roberts
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    Perry Roberts

    Sal, your in the minority here. Might want to walk softly in this forum.

    Nottinghill
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    Nottinghill

    It means ‘inalienable’ and something greater than ones self. So don’t be grim and pull your head out of your a$$.

    Walter Goddard
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    Walter Goddard

    Hi Sal, Are you not from around here? What does it have to do with “God”, and guns? I’m not a historian, but maybe this will give you a brief explanation… It is all coming from the British monarchy, who tried forcing their religious views upon the common people. … How their control tactics, tea taxes, etc.. led to our recognition of the inalienable rights, from the creator, to be free and choose for ourselves, who we will worship and serve… Pushing people to the point of rebellion, and into the fight for Independence and its Declaration.. 1776 Our current… Read more »

    Grim
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    Grim

    Quit obscuring the firearm centered focus of Ammoland with tangential religious issues.

    Sal Chichon
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    Sal Chichon

    100% agree.

    Clifffalling
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    Clifffalling

    In their quest to make everyone equal, they will find instead they are trying to make everyone the same.
    No good.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    Liberals have to dismiss God and Christianity because that is a higher power they can not overcome. This is God’s world and he has given us permission to use it and care for it but he doesn’t allow any false God to be worshiped by us. The Bible calls homeosexuality a Serious sin. I had been in a conversation with a minister that seems to think it is more important to accept people for who they are and disregard what the Bible says. Because of that discussion I researched the subject and found at least five passages in the Bible… Read more »

    Walter Goddard
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    Walter Goddard

    This is a delicate matter, so all of you please accept what I’m saying in peace.. I intend no offense! I don’t want to hold “church” here in this forum… I just want to speak the truth in love. I AM NOT CONDEMNING, OR JUDGING ANYONE either.. so all of you “Religious Scholars” leave me in peace.. I am well acquainted with you “Vipers” and “White washed tombs; filled with dead men’s bones”… 🙂 Some of you are born again, … and some of you just believe you are! It takes more than a “sinner’s prayer” and emotions to convince… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Tcat, Libtards are the ones pushing the “we should not judge other people” line. We should judge who is competent, who isn’t; who can be trusted, who can’t; who is a manipulator etc. Weaknesses like drug addiction, homosexuality, and greed are clues that lead us to a proper conclusion

    Edward A Allen
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    Edward A Allen

    Just means that I have at least one actor who is worth seeing. I’ll be happy to support him.

    Brick
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    Brick

    I am not a “man of God” nor a total atheist. But what I do believe in is the freedoms of the constitution and people’s right to serve the God they choose rather it be Satan or Jehovah or even their own stomach. To include along side that is the fact I am anti gay and hate that Hollyhood wants to shove liberal liftistism pro gay upon the decent morals abiding community. If that’s the case then I say they must include, a Surgeon Generals warning when a movie is offensively pro gay or contains scenes of queer love. Mr… Read more »

    Oldmarine
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    Oldmarine

    Oldmarine
    Ata BOY Chris

    James Evans
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    James Evans

    Hollywood’s obsessive support for perversion can be seen almost daily when you follow FACEBOOK and TWITTER Central Casting Los Angeles.
    Until a few years ago posts seeking background actors (extras) were occasional. Now they are often several times a day, five days a week. Producers are seeking men and women to portray lesbians, male homosexuals, LGBTQ, bondage….
    Hollywood and corporate news are propaganda machines for cultural Marxism. Who the actual people are behind it are, well, if you don’t know by now you never will and I’m telling.

    Sregnif
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    Sregnif

    “VENGEANCE IS MINE SAITH THE LORD”

    Laddyboy
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    Laddyboy

    I see that the censorship is in full swing again. Comments are not being posted till a later date IF they meet the boards’ qualifying agenda.

    Mark R
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    Mark R

    Take a deep breath. Comments come later probably because more and more people are posting. My posts take anywhere from a few hours to a day later – but they do post.

    James Evans
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    James Evans

    You’re right.

    hippybiker
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    hippybiker

    “Marvel or, my brethren, if the world hate you.”
    1 John 3: 13

    Ben
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    Ben

    God will add to his success because of hi unwavering faith. Keep your faith and principles in tact always ladies and gents.

    Will Flatt
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    Will Flatt

    No surprise that godless commies/liberals attack Christianity, when their true god is the state and Leftist political hegemony.

    Nottinghill
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    Nottinghill

    … and satan.

    Nope
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    Nope

    Don’t put it on people attacking Christians when they attack you. You clearly aren’t one, and are in no way promoting a “Christ-Like” demeanor.

    Scotty Gunn
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    Scotty Gunn

    Wow-aren’t you judgmental. I am guessing you are one of those LGBTQ folks.

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    Nope, where did the OP identify as Christian? And where did the OP state that his opinion is a Christian one? His statement is quite clear and does not include what you state. It would seem it ruffled your feathers for a good reason. I am not Christian and what the OP stated is correct. You are not required to believe it nor like it. He still has the right to state it, regardless of your feelings. And that is what is wrong with Leftists and their idiotic PC BS, it’s all about *their* feelings, not about *our* rights. They… Read more »

    Nottinghill
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    Nottinghill

    I read somewhere that starting in 2018 that all ‘Made for Hollywood’ movies, cable, streaming and broadcast TV in America must contain atleast one gay actor portrayal and/or a gay sexual scene.
    I’ll find it and post it here… !

    Nottinghill
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    Nottinghill

    … and may ‘God Bless’ him and us all!

    Laddyboy
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    Laddyboy

    Agreed!