(davidwilber.me) -- Ellen Page, actress and LGBT activist, recently accused Chris Pratt, actor and professing Christian, of belonging to a church that “hates” those who identify as part of the LGBT community. Pratt, of course, who’s literally known as “the nicest guy in Hollywood,” was quick to address that accusation by stating that he doesn’t hate anyone. Pratt’s church also issued a statement to clarify that they, too, don’t hate anyone.
Neither Pratt nor his church seems to have an intense dislike or ill will (the definition of “hatred”) toward the LGBT community. In fact, the Bible itself clearly teaches against hating and mistreating people, even those we consider our enemies (Matthew 5:43-48). So misunderstanding resolved, right? Well, no, not really.
For people like Page, “hate” has a different meaning than its actual definition. Page, and many people in our modern secular culture, define “hate” to include merely disagreeing with the LGBT lifestyle. Thus, it’s common for LGBT activists to accuse Bible-believing Christians of “hating” those in the LGBT community.
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