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Jon Voight Slams Obama, Democrats on Fox News

Actor Jon Voight is not happy with President Obama or the current Democratic Party.

The Oscar-winning actor railed against the president and his party on Mike Huckabee’s Fox News program on July 12. The pre-planned remarks included everything from Benghazi to the IRS scandal to the “targeting” of filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s new book.

“Let us remember, let us not forget Benghazi,” Voight said. “Let us not say, ‘What difference does it make?’ Obama found a perfect way to put this under the rug, blaming Republicans, saying that they just want to find fault with his administration. And still to this day we still do not know the truth.”

Voight goes on to blast the Democratic Party and its leadership.

“The Democrat party has become a very negative force. … It’s more socialist in their thinking, and they’ve given young women the wrong ideas about what democracy really is,” he said. “Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the gang leader for all the wrong information to our young women. Convincing them that Republicans are stopping their liberties and freedoms of reproduction when the truth is, as the Supreme Court upheld, that religious freedoms are being infringed upon.”

Voight has been an outspoken conservative in Hollywood and has not shied away from voicing his opinions on the current president and his administration. Voight is the father of Angelina Jolie who, along with fiancé Brad Pitt, visited Obama in the White House in 2012.

Watch the entire Voight interview below:

 

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Brad Pitt Makes Massive Donation to National Marriage Fund

Photo credit: HRC

Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt is donating $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) National Marriage Fund and offered to match donations, reports the Los Angeles Times

The fund supports initiatives in four states where same-sex marriage legislation is on the ballot. The newspaper is reporting the fund will be split evenly among Maine, Maryland and Washington where the initiative seeks to legalize gay marriage. Money will also go to Minnesota against the initiative that would ban same-sex marriage.

On the HRC website, Pitt wrote a message and offered to double all donations that are received in the next 24 hours – up to $100,000.

“It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days,” Pitt said. “In Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, voters will go to the polls to decide if gay and lesbian couples — our friends and neighbors — are worthy of the same protections as everyone else.”

Pitt, a long time supporter of gay marriage, said every donation helps.

“Every person’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is enshrined in our country’s Declaration of Independence, but powerful, well-funded groups are flooding the airwaves with lies trying to take away those rights from certain people…and we can’t stand for it,” Pitt said.

Last summer, Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane Pitt, ripped President Obama for supporting same-sex marriage in a letter to her local newspaper.

Brad Pitt: I Am An Obama Supporter

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Pitt
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Actor Brad Pitt  announced his support for President Obama in an interview with The Telegraphduring the screen of his upcoming film Killing Them Softly in London.

“I am an Obama supporter and I’m backing his election campaign,” Pitt said. “Gay marriage is inevitable. The next generation, they get it. It is just a matter of time before it becomes a reality.”

This comes months after his mother, Jane Pitt, wrote a scathing letter about President Obama in a local newspaper.

“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,” Jane wrote.

Brad Pitt’s Mother Writes Scathing Letter About Obama

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.

Jolie and Pitt in the White House visiting Obama. Photo: JustJared

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.