It’s no secret that it’s tough business to be a Christian and work in Hollywood, given how godless the entertainment industry has become over the years and how many of the shot callers seem to hate God with the intensity of a thousand suns.
Whenever a celebrity comes out in the open about their faith, they usually end up in the unemployment line, as those oh so tolerant, lovable leftists in the movie business can only stand to push whatever agenda is most popular at the moment as a means of staying relevant, and that is almost always something far left and wacky.
However, the hostile atmosphere in Hollywood is precisely what makes “Jurassic World” actor Chris Pratt so very special.
Pratt has become a fan favorite of many folks on the right for being down-to-earth, being outspoken about his faith in Christ, and honoring veterans, our military, and our country openly.
Recently, Pratt announced some heartbreaking news about his marriage to actress Anna Faris, stating the pair had decided to separate. As you might imagine, the announcement hit his fans pretty hard.
However, Pratt recently made an appearance at the Teen Choice Awards, where, during his acceptance speech, he once again confessed his faith in Jesus Christ.
This is super refreshing.
Via Huffington Post:
Pratt made his first public appearance since announcing his separation from Anna Faris earlier this month at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday ― with his usual wit and charm intact. He skipped the red carpet, but took the stage later in the night to accept the Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor prize for “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.”
After thanking presenters Millie Bobby Brown, Maddie Ziegler and Grace VanderWaal, Pratt went on to share his own Hollywood origin story.
“When I came to Los Angeles, I came from Hawaii and I had all of this blonde hair and I was tan and I met an agent because I really wanted to be an actor and get an agent and he said, ‘Wow. Bro, you must surf?’ And I said ‘Yeah,’ and that was the first of many lies I told to get where I am today,” he told the crowd.
As a deeply religious man, Pratt also made sure to mention one of the most important forces in his own life.
“I would not be here with the ease and grace I have in my heart without my lord and savior, Jesus Christ,” the actor continued.
The 38-year-old closed the speech by thanking “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn for bringing the films to life and promising that fans have much to look forward to in the third installment.
Pratt seems to be leaning on his faith since separating from Faris. He took their 4-year-old, Jack, to church hours before the award show on Sunday, smiling for the cameras as he carried his son in the parking lot.
It’s unfortunate to hear that Pratt’s marriage is seemingly ending, and there’s no doubt many folks in the church will judge the couple for their failure, but the bottom line is, we don’t know the details nor understand the situation.
Believe it or not, though God certainly hates divorce, not even Christians are safe from failures in the marriage arena, though we should absolutely try to exhaust every possible option to avoid such a devastating turn of events.
Marriage is a covenant, much like the relationship the church has with Christ, which means it’s supposed to be for life. The only way to get out of a covenant is death. When couples in the church divorce, what message does that send unbelievers about Christ’s commitment to His bride?
However, in cases of adultery, the marriage covenant is considered broken, as if a spouse had died, thus allowing, if the couple should choose, to get divorced.
Regardless of what happened, it seems Pratt is sticking with his values, and as one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, that’s no easy task.
Not only is he continuing to remain faithful in his own relationship with Christ, but he’s passing those values to his child, which is precisely what we’re called to do.
We certainly could use more in Hollywood like Pratt.