Candace Cameron Bure defends Christ Pratt from backlash for mentioning Jesus amid split with wife
"Fuller House" star Candace Cameron Bure came to the defense of Chris Pratt after he received some backlash for talking about Jesus Christ just after he announced his split with his wife Anna Faris.
Pratt, who announced his separation with Faris earlier this month after eight years of marriage, mentioned Jesus while accepting an award for choice sci-fi movie actor at the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 13.
"I would not be here with the ease and grace I have in my heart without my Lord and savior Jesus Christ," he said at the awards show, according to The Christian Post.
The actor, who is known for his roles in popular films such as "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Lego Movie," drew criticism from the faith community for invoking Jesus after announcing the separation. Some critics went as far as to question his devotion to his family, saying he was making his wife a sinner by divorcing her.
On Tuesday, Bure retweeted an article written by reporter Billy Hallowell titled "To All the Christians Slamming Chris Pratt for Invoking Jesus After His Separation."
The article, published by Faithwire on Aug. 15, lists several reasons why people should not be upset with Pratt.
"You don't know their marriage. You're making judgments without knowing whether the separation is biblical in nature. With that in mind, is judgment with few details really what Jesus would do?" Hallowell wrote.
The reporter suggested that Christians should call for a prayer for Pratt and his family instead of bashing the actor.
"It's clear that Pratt is invoking Jesus during a difficult time. Some people would go off the rails and abandon what they know. Why not give him a break and look at it as a profound encouragement that he's turning to his savior?" Hallowell continued.
Hallowell further noted that the Bible is "filled with flawed people" who were still used by God despite having shortcomings.
He warned Christians against making harsh judgments on Pratt without knowing the details of their separation. The reporter pointed out that the "world is watching" whether Christians will show compassion and restraint in their response to the actor's situation.
Pratt and Faris had both announced their breakup on social media without disclosing the reason. They said that they want to keep the situation as private as possible, adding that they still love each other and they continue to have the "deepest respect" for one another.