Actor Brad Pitt is well known for taking a staunchly liberal stance in matters of gay rights and women’s reproductive rights, but we now find out his viewpoints don't reflect his upbringing.
With a sharp verbal lashing, Brad’s mother Jane Pitt criticized all Christians who plan on voting for somebody other than Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Jane Pitt wrote a letter to her local paper, the Missouri News-Leader, on Tuesday in response to a prior letter that had criticized Romney for his Mormon views.
Jane Pitt wrote that “any Christian should spend much time in prayer" before they refused 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.”
Furthermore, Jane Pitt went on to attack President Barack Obama and accused him of being “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.”
The News-Leader originally denied the letter was written by Jane Pitt -- then later confirmed it was penned by the actor's mother, saying: ”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.”
Here's Jane Pitt's entire letter:
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.