Last Saturday, the Twitter mob sunk their teeth into Chris Pratt, slandering the celebrity, and labelling him as a homophobe, along with a slew of other names.

The controversy started when TV writer Amy Berg tweeted four celebrities, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chris Pines, and of course, Chris Pratt. The caption read, “One has to go.”   

This instigated the onslaught of hatred, even making Pratt’s name trend. The Daily Wire transcribed some of the most brutal responses. “Pratt (has to go). His views are terrible and he supports anti-lgbtq activist churches. Easy.” One user Tweeted. Many continued taking aim at his faith. “So. You just found out that chris pratt supports an openly h*mophobic church?” 

Wait I’m confused. Are we cancelling Pratt or Jesus? 

Many attacked the outspoken Christian for his alleged support of President Trump. “D*mmit, I am literally just finding out that Chris Pratt is a trump supporter and I am so messed up behind that,” said another user.

The idea Pratt is an outspoken Trump supporter is simply not true. Newsweek wrote an article fact checking the Twitter trolls, and wrote, “It is unknown whether or not Pratt is a Trump supporter.”  The article cited how he has remained relatively moderate with his political beliefs. He once said, “I don’t feel represented by either side. I really feel there’s common ground out there that’s missed because we focus on the things that separate us.”

The Twitter mob demands radical left ideology. Acknowledging problems with both sides is not enough. 

Pratt has previously responded to criticisms referring to Christianity as “anti LGBT.” On instagram, actress Ellen Page hurled the insult at Pratt, to which he responded, “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. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”

Doesn’t seem like Pratt is the one persecuting others for their beliefs. 

“Proud to live boldly in faith with you,” Pratt once captioned an Instagram post of his then fiancee Katherine Schwarzenegger. 

That’s exactly what he is doing, no matter what anyone says.


Hat Tip: The Daily Wire, Newsweek

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.