Robert Downey Jr: Chris Pratt Is ‘A Real Christian Who Lives by Principle’
By Jessilyn Lancaster, Managing Editor
The Avengers stick together – no matter what.
When the Internet viciously attacked Chris Pratt over the last few days, dubbing him the “worst Chris” because of his conservative values and faith, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo refused to stay silent.
“What a world. . . The ‘sinless’ are casting stones at my brother, Chris Pratt. . . A real Christian who lives by principle, has never demonstrated anything but positivity and gratitude,” Downey posted to Instagram.
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What a world… The “sinless” are casting stones at my brother, Chris Pratt… A real Christian who lives by principle, has never demonstrated anything but positivity and gratitude… AND he just married into a family that makes space for civil discourse and (just plain fact) INSISTS on service as the highest value. If you take issue with Chris,,, I’ve got a novel idea. Delete your social media accounts, sit with your OWN defects of character, work on THEM, then celebrate your humanness… @prattprattpratt I #gotyerbackbackback
Pratt, Downey and Ruffalo star as Star Lord, Iron Man and the Hulk in the Avengers franchise.
Social media attacks began when producer/writer Amy Berg posted a picture of Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Chris Pine, writing, “one of them has to go.”
One has to go. pic.twitter.com/HUWnbQOA43
— Amy Berg (@bergopolis) October 17, 2020
The Internet immediately — and viciously — demanded Pratt be eliminated due to his biblical beliefs about same-sex marriage and alleged support for President Donald Trump.
Berg regularly posts pictures of four items/people with the caption, “one of them has to go.” Even when she posted four pictures of candy and asked which one needed to be eliminated, people still called for Pratt’s removal.
The commentary was so bad that Berg herself begged social media users to stop harassing Pratt.
Pratt has not publicly responded to the comments.
What’s notable, however, is that Pratt’s personal life shines with the light of the Gospel, as evidenced by his colleagues who hold different beliefs coming to his defense.
Pratt recently welcomed a baby girl with his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger.
He regularly discusses God and Scripture on his social media channels.
Let’s continue to pray for Pratt and that He will share the Gospel with those around him.