The young people in the audience received their words with an ovation

The Main Star From 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Thanks God Publicly When Receiving an Award

The American actor Chris Pratt, star of films like "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World", received the day before yesterday a loud ovation when mentioning God in the Teen Choice Awards.

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A Christian in Hollywood who expresses his faith without complexes

These awards, granted annually by the Fox based on votes made by teenagers, are granted to celebrities of film and music. One of this year's awards was given to Chris Pratt for his performance in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom". As Katie Yoder pointed out in Newsbusters yesterday, "in an entertainment world that routinely mocks Christianity, one big name actor is using his platform to share his love of God." Went he go on the stage to pick up his prize, Chris said: "I want to thank God. I always do that when I'm up on a big platform in front of a bunch of young faces. I say I love God. That’s my thing." You can see him saying those words in minute 1:11 of this video:

Instead of receiving reproaches, Chris's words about God were greeted with a standing ovation from the young people attending the ceremony. Chris was raised as a child as a Protestant Christian. As an adult, the premature birth of his son strengthened his faith.

Two months ago he gave Christian advices on the MTV

It is not the first time that Chris openly expresses his faith in public: last June he did so when he received an award from MTV, a channel known for his progressivism. On that occasion he proposed to the spectators nine rules, including the following:

  • "You have a soul. Be careful with it."
  • "God is real. God loves you, God wants the best for you. Believe that, I do."
  • "Learn to pray. It's easy, and it is so good for your soul."
  • "Nobody is perfect. People will tell you that you are perfect just the way that you are, you’re not! You’re imperfect. You always will be, but there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you are willing to accept that, you will have grace. And grace is a gift. Like the freedom that we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood. Do not forget it. Don’t take it for granted."

On that occasion he ended his speech with a "God bless you".

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