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Brad Pitt's Mom Writes Anti-Gay Marriage, Anti-Abortion Letter in Her Local Newspaper

Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie and his parents William and Jane (s_bukley /
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It looks like Brad Pitt's family is tired of the actor hogging the spotlight; on the heels of his brother Doug making a commercial for Virgin Mobile, his mom has penned a strongly-worded anti-Obama, anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage letter in her local newspaper.

Jane Pitt's letter, which ran in the Springfield News-Leader on July 3, is in response to another News-Leader article in which writer Richard Stoecker says that his Christian values won't allow him to vote for Mormon Mitt Romney, but rather that he'll be writing in his own candidate. Pitt responds by noting that Romney, despite his unabashed Mormonism, shares certain core values with Christians such as herself, and that he's still much better than he-devil Barack Obama.

Here's the letter in full:

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.

Of course, Jane Pitt's son Brad has been nothing if not outspoken in favor of gay marriage and Obama, famously waiting a number of years to marry Angelina Jolie until gays could get married too (they've since gotten engaged, but they held out for a while there).