From left, Jane Pitt, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, …
Apparently his mother doesn't share his views.
In a letter to her hometown paper, the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader, Jane Pitt writes that Christians, like herself, should not refuse to vote for Mitt Romney just because he is a Mormon. The published response to an earlier opinion in the paper describes President Barack Obama's opponent for president as "a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality."
Jane Pitt's letter continues:
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.
She concludes with, "I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility."
The newspaper even verified the identity of the letter's author in this editor's note: "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."
Brad Pitt worked with George Clooney in the play "8," a YouTube-streamed reading that charted the proceedings in the federal appeals court hearing that deemed Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage, unconstitutional.
Pitt has been vocal about his support for same-sex marriage.
Brad Pitt told People magazine in 2011: "No state should decide who can marry and who cannot. 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."
Well, this could make for an interesting discussion should Brad and Angelina take their kids to visit Grandma Jane in Missouri.
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