Actor Chris Pratt says he is forming a new production company to help heal America’s divided culture, and its name was inspired by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Pratt, who is known for his Christian faith, posted a video to Instagram Tuesday showing posters in his office from past movies, including The Lego Movie and Jurassic World, as he hummed the theme songs to the films. At the end of the video, he displayed a white card for the camera reading, “Indivisible Productions.” Pratt said nothing about the company in the video but gave a brief description of it in the text.
The video has been viewed 4 million times.
“I’ve started a company,” the post’s caption read.
“Our mission statement is to create entertaining content, focusing on themes which will help to bridge the growing divide in our country and world,” Pratt wrote. “You know, make the world a better place. No biggie, you’re welcome, but it’s whatever.”
Pratt did not reveal any names of the company’s projects.
The actor often discusses his Christian faith in public. While accepting an award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in 2018 he told the audience, “God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that – I do.”
His speech even referenced Christ’s atoning death.
“People are going to tell you [that] you’re perfect just the way that you are,” he told the audience. “You’re not. You’re imperfect. You always will be, but there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you’re willing to accept that, you will have grace. And grace is a gift. And like the freedom that we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood.”
He later told the Associated Press about the speech, “It’s authentic for me to be pro-Christian, pro-Jesus. That’s my thing. I like it.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.