“I’m impressed! We give a man who has no home, no job, no way, just everything a second chance, but we don’t give a father a child just because the woman we picked out is healthy. There’s so much more to your daughter than blood and hormones. Let’s be respectful. That’s something the whole world needs to get the message of.”
“At least you also spoke out against a disease that will kill her. Let’s face it, sometimes all you can do as a society is say ‘Oh, well, we’re not going to let her get infected because it might make the weather wetter.’ It’s that easy. We would never say that about HIV, we wouldn’t be calling it a ‘horrible disease.’ If it’s a disease that’s going to kill your daughter, we would think about that a lot more than we do right now.
“So I’m left asking what the problem is? I have no idea. But it seems like a form of bullying?
“I don’t mean to say anything shocking or revolutionary, but I have a little message to all of you, and the messages you send to other parents: Think long and hard about what you’re really saying before you pass judgment on a man who’s still trying to figure out the best ways to raise a healthy, happy, self-respecting child. What would you tell your child if you said it? Do it right, because we all know we’re so, so wrong sometimes.
“My daughter is a full 17 months old. And I’m still trying to figure out my parenting game, but I have a strong sense of right and wrong. And I know that this: We’ll get through this, God will, and I want you all to do the same.”
In April 2018, and in 2016 and 2017, Pratt made headlines when he spoke about his use of muscle powder, his belief in four phases of prayer, and much more