Brad Pitt's Mom Writes Anti-Gay Letter In Local Newspaper, Urges Voters To Choose Mitt Romney Over Barack Obama
Posted on Fri Jul 6, 2012 08:00 AM PDT
Jane Pitt, Brad's mom, has written an anti-gay letter to The Springfield News-Leader newspaper blasting President Obama for supporting same-sex marriage.
This controversial letter was printed only months after Pitt voiced his support for Obama and gay rights.
The letter was written in response to an article about Christians' rights to refuse to support Romney because he is a Mormon.
Jane Pitt's letter goes on to say that "any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage."
At first, the newspaper was questioned regarding their claims that the article was written by Brad's mom. However, it was later verified that Jane Pitt did, indeed, pen the letter. The newspaper issued the following statement:
- "To clear up earlier confusion, the News-Leader has verified the letter writer is the mother of actor Brad Pitt and local businessman Doug Pitt."
Both Brad and fiancee Angelina Jolie are major supporters of gay rights. During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Pitt told the audience, "I’ve said that we would not be getting married until everyone in this country had the right to get married."
As for the actor's views regarding his mom, he recently told The Hollywood Reporter, "She's very, very loving -- very open, genuine, and it's hilarious because she always gets painted in the tabloids as a she-devil. There's not an ounce of malice in her. She wants everyone to be happy."
The Moneyball star has yet to issue a statement regarding his mom's recent anti-gay letter.
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