Brad Pitt’s Mom Stirs Controvery By Criticism of President Obama
Springfield, Missouri – Jane Pitt, mother of international box-office draw Brad Pitt, wrote a letter to the editor of the Springfield News-Leader criticizing President Obama. In her letter, it’s apparent that Pitt is a social conservative given her opposition to President Obama on the issue of abortion and same-sex marriage.
In her letter, she urges Christians to vote for Mormon candidate Mitt Romney, the GOP nominee adding, “Barack Hussein Obama – a man who … did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer.”
She adds, “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.”
Since she her letter was published she has received death threats and she now refuses to discuss her letter with the press out of fear of retaliation by Obama’s supporters.
Speaking on Good Morning American, Brad’s younger brother Doug defended his mothers right to free speech.
“You know, I think moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world. So why would our family be any different?” he said. “There can be healthy discussion when people disagree with you. The bad thing is when it turns to venom and negativity, and we don’t have that in our family. It’s open discussion. We can learn from each other and, if anything, it solidifies your point. Or maybe you learn something.”
“No state should decide who can marry and who cannot,” Brad is quoted by Peoplemagazine as saying in 2011.
“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, who has been a constant support of gay rights in the U.S. has yet to comment publicly about the letter.