Although her son has long become known for supporting gay marriage, Brad Pitt’s mother has a whole other point of view. In a letter published on Springfield News-Leader’s website, Brad Pitt’s mother hit gay marriage and Obama with scrutiny, while giving support to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Jane Pitt sent a letter to the Springfield News-Leader this week talking politics, gay marriage controversy and Obama’s performance as president. She also announced her support for Mitt Romney and explained it was due to his sharing of a “Christian conviction concerning homosexuality”.
“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…just because he is a Mormon” reads Jane Pitt’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.
President Barack Obama was put under fire and intense scrutiny by Brad Pitt’s mom. “Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama” she said. Jane Pitt’s letter also refers to Obama as “a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years…and…a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriages”.
The letter wrote by Jane Pitt has obviously sparked a lot of controversy. Initially, the Springfield News-Leader denied the author was Brad Pitt’s mother, only to confirm the reports at a later time. An editorial note on the newspaper’s website read: “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”.
But Jane Pitt’s recent letter on gay marriage and against Obama has advocacy leaders all fired up. “It’s great that Brad Pitt has been able to learn and grow from his experiences once he left the area” said AJ Bockelman, PROMO advocacy group executive director. “But for folks still living in Southwest Missouri, this sends a message that we still must do more to create acceptance for LGBT people and their families” reads Bockelman’s statement.
In an interview with People last year, Brad Pitt talked about his support for same-sex marriages. “No state should decide who can marry and who cannot” said the actor. “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” Brad Pitt told People.