(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) — While President Obama enjoys support from many Hollywood stars, the same apparently can’t be said for the parent of one A-lister.
Jane Pitt, mom of Brad Pitt, penned an op-ed in Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader that cautions Christians for refusing to vote for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney because he’s a Mormon.
Mrs. Pitt, who identifies herself as a Christian, writes, “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.”
Mrs. Pitt continues, “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.”
Though Brad Pitt has told The Hollywood Reporter in the past, “I’m an Obama supporter, no question,” he also has seemed amused at his mom’s ability to attract gossip headlines. “She’s very, very loving — very open, genuine, and it’s hilarious because she always gets painted in the tabloids as a she-devil. There’s not an ounce of malice in her. She wants everyone to be happy,” he once said of his mom.
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