A new report highlights a growing trend in Hollywood: talking about faith in God.
Pepperdine University adjunct professor and author Chris Carter wrote a column for Fox News that celebrated celebrities opening up about their religion, talking about it on social media, attending church, and even writing songs about it.
"At a time where it seems like your career could be at stake if you publicly mention your religious affiliation, seeing celebrities come out of their biblical closet on social media is a breath of fresh air," Carter said. "This trend is not only surpassing Page Six, but it's getting the interest of mainstream Hollywood producers, legendary rappers and visionary tech entrepreneurs."
Carter referenced actor Chris Pratt's speech at last summer's MTV Music Awards in which he went into detail about his belief in God.
Carter discussed his own Catholic faith in his column, and noted it is refreshing to see celebrities — including Justin Bieber and even Snoop Dogg — coming out with messages about their faith.
"Snoop Dog may be one of the greatest rappers of our generation," Carter wrote. "What he's not known for is Gospel music. Well, that was until March of 2018 when his 'Snoop Dog Presents: Bible of Love' hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums Chart. Not to be outdone, Kanye West is rumored to be producing a Gospel album of his own."
A recent study, meanwhile, found religious people are happier than non-religious people.
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