BRAD PITT’s mom ignites conflagration of controversy with her published anti-gay vehemence.
The Springfield News-Leader's Tuesday edition featured a response letter from Jane Pitt in which she disagreed with a previous published letter saying MITT ROMNEY's Mormon beliefs should keep him from the Oval Office, RadarOnline.com reported.
Jane — calling herself "a Christian [who differs] with the Mormon religion" — wrote in response, "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."
She went on to write that "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."
(The paper published an editor's note stating, "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.")
Jane's stance stands in stark contrast to Brad's views on the issue, as the “Moneyball” thesp, 48, has been an advocate for same-sex marriage.
Brad donated $100,000 to an anti-Proposition 8 campaign in 2007 "because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America."