Ellen Page Shuts Down Anti-Gay Pastor On Twitter
Ellen Page publicly called out a Pastor who allegedly sent a letter to her criticizing her sexuality, tweeting that being gay is not a choice.
The alleged letter was not made public, but Page’s response was sent out to her almost 900,000 followers on Twitter.
“Being gay isn’t a belief. My soul isn’t struggling,” Page writes in her 140-characters response.
2 da Pastor who wrote me-Being gay isn't a belief.My soul isnt struggling& I don't want arms of Heavenly Father around me.A girls arms? Yes.
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) March 22, 2014
Furthermore, Page added a bit of humor to her response, writing, “I don’t want arms of Heavenly Father around me. A girl’s arms? Yes.”
Page came out as gay publicly on Valentine’s Day in February at the first Time to Thrive conference for LGBT youth.
“I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain,” Page said in her moving speech.
Page will be seen on the big screen reprising her role as Kitty Pryde, aka Shadowcat, in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, in theaters May 23.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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