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Watch the Trailer for 'The Secrets of Hillsong,' Which Has Nothing to do with Chris Pratt

By Dustin Rowles | TV | April 28, 2023 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | April 28, 2023 |


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Last year, after Elliot Page (and others) criticized Chris Pratt’s connection to Hillsong Church, the actor set the record straight, saying that not only was he not a member of the church, he had never actually been. James Gunn backed the actor’s claim.

It’s true! Chris Pratt does not go to Hillsong. He goes to Zoe Church, which is modeled after Hillsong and is in the Hillsong family of churches. The pastor and founder of Zoe Church, Chad Veach, was close friends with the disgraced Carl Lentz, who popularized Hillsong in America. Veach and his wife also produced a movie that equated homosexuality with porn addiction and infidelity.

In his denial, Chris Pratt was splitting hairs. But this trailer is not about the church Chris Pratt attends; it’s about the church closely associated with the church he attends: Hillsong. The four-part FX series will explore the scandals of the church, which the Biebers and the Kardashians have been known to frequent (but no longer Selena Gomez). It’s unclear exactly what scandals the documentary series purports to investigate; there have been so many. At the very least, it will look into allegations of child abuse, labor abuse, and sexual assault, and one of its talking heads is the disgraced former pastor Carl Lentz himself, who will probably throw the entire church under the bus after the church did the same to him for his many extramarital affairs.

The “controversies” section on the Hillsong Wikipedia page is essentially a list of Christian men who can’t keep it in their pants. With due respect, megachurches have always creeped me out because they feel like money-making operations that sneak into your wallet while you’re high on God. Watch the trailer:

The four-part series is set to premiere on FX on May 19.