Jessica Alba left Church to fight against homophobia

In a recent Daily Beast interview, actress Jessica Alba goes on to share about how her born-again Christian friends "didn't approve" of a role she accepted in TV show Chicago Hope playing a teen with an STD. And while she was in a born-again Christian youth group at the time, she describes her church experience as "very twisted".

She then goes on to describe how she was bowled over by a bisexual man and couldn't reconcile the church's attitude to sexuality with how "amazing" a person he was.

"I fell in love when I was 16 and had this major crush on... I guess he was a drag queen? He was bisexual and a ballerina, and this was while I was at the Atlantic Theater Company in Vermont," she recalls. "We used to go to this gay club and I'd dance with him all night, four nights a week. I was so in love with him and thought, 'There's no way this guy's going to hell,' because in my church, it was, 'Anybody who's gay is going to hell' and 'Premarital sex is evil,' and I thought, 'There's no chance! This guy is amazing!' So that went right out the window."