Ellen Page to homophobic pastor: "Being gay isn't a belief"

The actress responded to a letter she received after coming out last month


Prachi Gupta
March 24, 2014 8:58PM (UTC)

Over the weekend, "Inception" and "Juno" actress Ellen Page tweeted a witty comeback to an anti-gay pastor who wrote to her in response to her coming out announcement in February.

"Being gay isn't a belief," the actress tweeted. "My soul isnt struggling& I don't want arms of Heavenly Father around me.A girls arms? Yes."

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During her speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s THRIVE conference Feb. 14, the actress revealed that she had "suffered for years" before making the decision to come out as gay. "My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered, and my relationship suffered. And I’m standing here today with all of you on the other side of that pain," she said.

Page stars as mutant Kitty Pryde in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," out in theaters May 22.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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