Chris Pratt is just about the biggest star in Hollywood right now. Over the past year, he’s been the star of major hits including Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie, not to mention the #1 movie in America right now, Jurassic World. What most people don’t know, however, is that Pratt isn’t shy about sharing his faith and conservative values. Thanks to a story by QPolitical.com, however, more people are finding out.
Pratt isn’t “in your face” about his faith or his politics, and unlike many liberal celebrities, he doesn’t feel the need to chime in on every social and political issue. However, he isn’t afraid to talk about his faith, and how it was renewed when his son (with wife and actress Anna Faris) was born prematurely and faced some dire medical issues. The article quotes Pratt:
“We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot,” Pratt said. “It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it.”
After praying at their son’s hospital bedside for weeks, Pratt’s son defied the doctors who said he would suffer long-term disabilities. Pratt credits God with his son’s miraculous recovery, and he has made clear his commitment to his family:
“I need to work while the work is here,” he said in an interview with American Way. “I have my eyes on the prize. The big picture is my wife and my son and I living somewhere other than L.A., just being able to be a Boy Scout leader, drink beer on Saturday, go to church on Sunday, having fun.
Pratt often quotes Bible scripture on his Facebook page, and isn’t afraid to show his patriotism and love of hunting, the trifecta for ticking off liberals. Instead of posting a bunch of selfies and boring us with ego-inflated self-promotion on social media, Pratt often shares links to charitable causes and asks for prayer for kids fighting cancer and other serious diseases.
It’s refreshing to finally see a movie star we can respect. Now, if they will only announce that he is indeed going to be the next Indiana Jones, we’ll be happy.