Brad Pitt’s Mom Slams Gay Marriage, Obama, & Abortion In A Missouri Newspaper
In the same week that celebrities like Frank Ocean and Anderson Cooper have come out of the closet and received an outpouring of support, one woman is speaking out against gay rights and denouncing same-sex marriage. Jane Pitt, Brad Pitt‘s mother, wrote a letter to her local Missouri newspaper, Springfield News-Leader, to take a stand against President Barack Obama, same-sex marriage, and abortion. The letter was written in response to another letter written against voting for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney because he is Mormon. Read the entire letter below:
I have given much thought to Richard Stoecker’s letter (“Vote for Mormon against beliefs,” June 15). I am also a Christian and differ with the Mormon religion.
But I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon.
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.
I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility.
Seeing as though Brad and his soon-to-be-wife Angelina Jolie have been long supporters of gay rights, this latest statement comes as a bit of a shock. “No state should decide who can marry and who cannot,” Brad said to People magazine last year. “Thanks to the tireless work of so many, someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage.”
Perhaps Brad can start with ending the discrimination emanating from his mother.