Brad Pitt’s mother Jane Pitt wrote a letter to the editor explaining why it is important to vote in support of fundamental issues, such as life and gender-integrated marriage, rather than splintering over denominational lines.
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.
Editor’s note: 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 Pitt’s letter has generated controversy in part because Brad Pitt is known for his liberal views on social issues—he and partner Angelina Jolie famously vowed not to marry until all same-sex couples could as well—and only months ago he backed Obama in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Of course Brad wouldn't even be here without the integration of gender.