Brad Pitt's Mom Pens Anti-Gay Missive

Jane Pitt apparently doesn't share son's views
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2012 9:18 AM CDT
From left, Jane Pitt, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Brad Pitt has made his support for gay marriage clear, but his mom apparently doesn't share his views. Jane Pitt wrote a letter to Missouri's Springfield News-Leader this week that's getting some attention today—because it declares strong support for Mitt Romney, "a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality."

She goes on to call President 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." There was initially some confusion over whether the letter truly came from Brad Pitt's mom, but the News-Leader has confirmed that it did. Click for more from the letter, including what it was responding to. (Read more Brad Pitt stories.)

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