Presumptive Claims of Persecution on Allen West’s Site

The editor of Allen West’s website is projecting again. She’s projecting persecution against actor Chris Pratt, who recently talked about how his Christian faith helped him get through a terrifying childbirth, saying that admitting to being a Christian will “probably ruin his career.”

Even rarer in Hollywood than the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex is a conservative – who publicly admits it.

And for good reason. Hollywood is notoriously liberal, and most conservatives have to practically meet in secret with The Friends of Abe, Inc. (FOA) a support and networking group for politically conservative members of the Hollywood elite.

However, action hero Chris Pratt, current star of the summer blockbuster “Jurassic World” appears to be as brave off screen as he is on.

The Conservative Tribune reports he recently discussed a scare that he and his wife, actress Anna Faris, had when their newborn son was born nine weeks prematurely and spent the first month of his life in an intensive care unit — describing how they relied on their faith in the Lord to get them through a very dark time.

Michele Hickford appears to be as logic-impaired as her boss. First of all, “conservative” and “Christian” are not the same thing. There are lots of Christians who are very liberal politically and what Pratt said has nothing even vaguely to do with politics. He just said that he and his wife prayed through the ordeal that was the birth of their son. That’s it.

As for the claim that admitting to be a Christian will ruin Pratt’s career, that’s just laughable. He may be the single hottest actor in Hollywood right now, having starred in two massive blockbuster movies in the last couple years. His career is going nowhere but up and his religion doesn’t have a damn thing to do with it. But this projected faux persecution will, of course, rapidly become a tale of real persecution. That’s how these things work.

Remember a few months ago when virtually every right-wing website within the space of a few days had a post about how atheists are just furious over a Taylor Swift song about Jesus being her BFF? It started with one site, undoubtedly at the behest of Swift’s publicist, posting conjecture that atheists would be upset about the song to dozens of posts about how atheists are upset about it — and all without a single atheist appearing to give even a single shit about the song. Faux Christian persecution has gone from myth to marketing strategy.

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  • Synfandel

    It’s not his Christianity that’s ruining his career. It’s the chiseled jaw, manly scruff, and bulging muscles. Fans hate that.

  • colnago80

    According to IMDB, he work as a male stripper before his TV/Movie career took off. Not exactly something that the born agains would want to publicize.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695435/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

  • coragyps

    It was pretty nice of the Lord to provide all that nursing care, paediatric knowledge, the neonate unit with all that equipment, the….

    Oh, wait. People supplied all of that stuff, didn’t they.

  • dmcclean

    I think it’s actually gone from marketing strategy to myth.

  • busterggi

    I hope they can save the log church he was born in before libruls burn it down.

  • RickR

    First of all, “conservative” and “Christian” are not the same thing.

    Yeah. Funny, that. Creationists do the same thing, framing opposition to their nonsense as a battle between “Christians” and “Atheistic Darwinists”.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I am so offended by Pratt’s offensive beliefs that I refuse to go watch the latest Jurassic Park movie. Also it’s not very good, but that, I’m sure, is tangential to my choice.

  • moarscienceplz

    There’s a Taylor Swift song about Jesus being her BFF? Oh, that just makes me so, … so, … yawn. I wonder if I should have another cup of tea?

  • http://adventuresinzymology.blogspot.com JJ831

    [D]escribing how they relied on their faith trust in the[ir] Lord Medical Professionals to get them through a very dark time.

    FTFT[hem]

  • colnago80

    Re Modsoperandi @ #7

    Despite the movie getting somewhat tepid reviews, it apparently is setting box office records in its first week.

  • caseloweraz

    We’ve been ’round this track before on Dispatches. It’s a myth that Hollywood is solidly liberal.

    Here’s a short discussion of Hollywood Left and Right. The final paragraph:

    Hollywood Left and Right challenges the commonly held belief that Hollywood has always been a bastion of liberalism. The real story, as Ross shows in this passionate and entertaining work, is far more complicated. First, Hollywood has a longer history of conservatism than liberalism. Second, and most surprising, while the Hollywood Left was usually more vocal and visible, the Right had a greater impact on American political life, capturing a senate seat (Murphy), a governorship (Schwarzenegger), and the ultimate achievement, the Presidency (Reagan).

    But of course conservatives will cling to that myth, because it serves their purposes.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … admitting to be a Christian will ruin Pratt’s career…

    Don’t worry, he’ll still scrape by thanks to charitable producers giving him bit parts in God’s Not Dead III: The Divine Undead, Yet Another Matter of Faith, and Left Behind II: Electric Boogaloo. And don’t miss his cameo in World War on Xmas: This Time It’s Personal!.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    colnago80 “Despite the movie getting somewhat tepid reviews, it apparently is setting box office records in its first week.”

    And? I’m an hipster. I only liked dinosaurs until they got popular. Around grade 3, if memory serves.

  • Hoosier X

    Has anybody seen Chris Pratt’s segment from Movie 43? It’s about a sexual practice that I’m pretty sure is not condoned by any fundie church.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Hoosier X “Has anybody seen Chris Pratt’s segment from Movie 43?”

    No. Nobody did. I’m a patient and forgiving man, and only it made up to the start of that skit, the third out of, holy crap, fourteen.

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    Chris Pratt, who recently talked about how his Christian faith helped him get through a terrifying childbirth

    Well, I have to admit that talking to Jesus while being born might help a baby calm the fears that occur during that difficult time of transition.

  • Synfandel

    Crip Dyke,

    “Mother of God, it’s bright out here!”

    “Jesus Christ, would you stop smacking me?!”

  • wreck

    “The Conservative Tribune reports he recently discussed a scare that he and his wife, actress Anna Faris, had when their newborn son was born nine weeks prematurely and spent the first month of his life in an intensive care unit — describing how they relied on their faith in the Lord to get them through a very dark time.”

    Once again, the fucker gets no blame for the premature birth! What does he have to do to get people pissed off at him, kill almost everyone on the planet?

  • samgardner

    The idea of Taylor Swift singing about Jesus being her BFF did make me giggle a little.

    Oh, I’m such an evil oppressor…

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.a.firth.OR heatherfirth

    I thought it was Carrie Underwood who Jesus was besties with and had all is atheists in a furor? Not that I really know because Slayer.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jablair51 Ouabache

    You are correct. It was Carrie Underwood, which just goes to show how well that publicity campaign actually worked.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    You are correct. It was Carrie Underwood, which just goes to show how well that publicity campaign actually worked.

    It had to be Carrie Underwood. Taylor Swift knows better than to write a song like that, because if she did Jesus would dump her soon afterward.

  • brewlord

    I have yet to see an actual persecution of a Hollywood conservative. Kelseyville Grammer seems to get work ,even with his personal failings.Patricia Heaton has a hit show on TV,regardless of being thoroughly unlikeable on Everybody Loves Raymond. The list goes on. They just get butt hurt when things don’t go their way and blame it on “The Big Scary Liberals”

  • Doug Little

    Taylor who?

  • Synfandel

    …Jesus would dump her soon afterward.

    Yes, but she’s get yet another heartbreak and anger hit out of it.

  • thebookofdave

    @wreck #18

    What does he have to do to get people pissed off at him, kill almost everyone on the planet?

    Well, if the claims in his biography are true, he already went there and bought the t-shirt. But, if at first you don’t succeed, try the same thing over again and expect better results. This time he’s leaving the job to his fans.