Actor Brad Pitt‘s mother, Jane Pitt, ripped into President Obama and gays in a letter to the Springfield NewsLeader:
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.
Pitt recently starred in the pro-gay play “8” with actor George Clooney and other stars. Pitt and fiancé/actress Angelina Jolie visited the White House and spoke with the president in January, while in Washington D.C. screening Jolie’s film, In the Land of Blood and Honey.
This is an interesting family development for Pitt, who has often been an outspoken liberal and donated to Obama in 2008. He has also stated that he has strayed away from Christianity due to his strict upbringing.
Jolie’s father, actor Jon Voight is one of Hollywood’s most outspoken conservatives and recently attended a fundraiser for Romney in Beverly Hills. Jolie has had an off and on relationship with her father over the years, and many speculate it is because of his strong Christian conservative beliefs.
In an article from THR, Pitt expressed his support for the president.
“I’m an Obama supporter, no question,” Pitt said. “But it doesn’t mean there’s nothing to learn from the other side.”
According to THR, Pitt told Ellen DeGeneres, “I’ve said that we would not be getting married until everyone in this country had the right to get married.” The couple became engaged in April.
An interesting debacle for two of Hollywood’s biggest stars and their families, who seem to be polar opposites politically.