"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt has been attacked for being Christian with some critics even asking that he be replaced in the popular Marvel movie franchise.
We are all used to Hollywood making fun of and belittling conservative Americans of faith and others who dissent from elites' left agenda.
Not this time. It doesn't look like Pratt is going anywhere.
Or at least according to the director of "Guardians of the Galaxy," James Gunn.
Christianity Daily reported this week:
James Gunn, the director behind Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and DC's 'Suicide Squad' recently spoke out against the criticism that Christian actor Chris Pratt has been receiving because of his faith. The director responded to calls for Pratt's removal from the 'Guardians' films by saying that he would never replace the Christian actor as Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord.
The article continued:
When one Twitter user suggested to 'just replace' Pratt, Gunn fiercely defended the actor and father of two, writing, 'For what? Because of your made-up, utterly-false beliefs about him? For something that someone else told you about him that's not true? Chris Pratt would never be replaced as Star-Lord but, if he ever was, we would all be going with him.'
Some Marvel comic fans took the opportunity to point out that Star-Lord was in fact depicted as bisexual in a 2020 comic series for 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' Others poked fun at Pratt for his Christian beliefs.
But the criticism over Pratt's Christian faith dates back to 2020, when the actor became unpopular for supporting Zoe Church, which reportedly discriminates against LGBT individuals. Forbes reported that at the time, Ellen Page, now known as the transitioned Elliot Page, called out Pratt for supporting the church, which he claimed 'opens their doors to absolutely everyone.'
Moreover, people seemed to think that Pratt supported former President Donald Trump because he did not participate in a virtual fundraising event for then presidential candidate Joe Biden. The event was attended by his other 'Avengers' co-stars.
These people are being serious. They think you should just cancel someone because they have a different religion or political beliefs from them.
No diversity. No tolerance. There's nothing "liberal" about these critics.
Thankfully, at least one big time Hollywood director stood up in defense of Chris Pratt.
The article added:
'People have been attempting to cancel Chris Pratt for years based on nothing. Not over anything he's actually ever said or did,' Oliver Jia, who serves as the social media editor for NK News, took to Twitter to argue last week. Jia argued that there was 'zero evidence' that suggested Pratt held 'homophobic or bigoted views.' The actor also never admitted or denied supporting Trump.
Jia also pointed out how easy it is to 'cancel' other people over a rumor or their inaction or choice not to make a stance. He warned, 'This is a religion for vengeful people who think they're achieving something by ruining innocent people's lives.'
Chris Pratt should be admired and applauded - not condemned - for standing up for his Christian faith in the intolerant and toxic cesspool that is modern day Hollywood.