Christian director Andrew Erwin stood in support of Chris Pratt sharing his faith on the Hollywood stage, saying Pratt "uses his platform to point people to a very real God, not religion."

Erwin is one of the brothers, known as The Erwin Brothers, that helped direct films such as I Can Only Imagine, the story of Bart Millard's life, as well as their most recent, American Underdog starring Dennis Quaid. 

Erwin posted his support on Instagram that Pratt should continue sharing his faith in many interviews. 


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"Really admire how this guy represents truth in love," says Erwin. "Keep standing for Jesus, Pratt. Behind you 100%."

Pratt has seen backlash from Hollywood for his Christian beliefs as well criticism for not being religious. 

In the interview for the July/August cover story of Men's Health, Pratt opened up about his beliefs, including finding it interesting that he's become the 'face of religion' in mainstream media. 

"I think there's a distinction between being religious — adhering to the customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God — and using it to control people, to take money from people, to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred. Whatever it is. The evil that's in the heart of every single man has glommed on to the back of religion and come along for the ride." 

Pratt is married to Katherine Schwarzenegger, the daughter of Maria Schriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pratt is the father of three kids. He has two with Katherine including a brand new baby girl Eloise born in May, and a son with ex-wife Anna Farris. 

The Hollywood star is in multiple top hit movies this summer including Jurassic World Dominion as well as the latest Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder