With his new hit movie Jurassic World shattering box office records this past weekend, Chris Pratt is arguably the most famous Hollywood star in the country right now.
While Pratt has largely been embraced by the liberal movie community, his conservative Christian values are currently landing him in some trouble.
A few weeks ago, Pratt made headlines when he posted a video online of himself teaching his two year-old son the Pledge of Allegiance. Liberals were outraged that Pratt dared to include the “under God” portion of the pledge, but Pratt wanted to make sure his son knew the real way to say the patriotic pledge.
In his recent interviews, Pratt has made it clear that he has no intention of hiding his conservative Christian values just to further his career. When his son with actress wife Anna Faris was born nine weeks prematurely and spent his first month on Earth in the ICU, Pratt says it was his faith in God that got him through.
“We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot,” Pratt explained to reporters. “It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it. The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.”
Though doctors said that Pratt’s son would suffer a lifetime of disabilities, the actor and his wife prayed at the baby’s bedside every day. Thanks to these prayers, the little boy has made a full recovery and currently suffers no health complications from his birth.
Pratt also often posts Bible verses on his Facebook page, and credits God for introducing him to his wife.
“Anna and I are meant to be together,” Pratt said. “Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny.”
Though Pratt was the highest grossing star of 2014, and will likely earn the same honor this year as well, he has no intention of staying in the liberal Mecca of Los Angeles forever.
“I have my eyes on the prize,” he recently said. “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. I could coach him in football. That’s the goal, and I need to do as many big movies as I can while there’s still time. Because you never know what’s next.”
We applaud Pratt for staying down to Earth, and holding strong to his conservative Christian values. Don’t let Hollywood change you, Chris!