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[Update #2] Anti-Gay Nonsense in the News-Leader

UPDATE #2: Arrrgh!  The Springfield News-Leader has corrected their correction.  New tweets from the paper's official feed say, "The News-Leader has verified the writer is the mother of actor Brad and Doug Pitt."  We're uncorrecting the post below... 


UPDATE #1: Apparently this is another Jane Pitt, and not the mother of actor Brad Pitt.  We apologize for any confusion.


Check out this new letter to the editor in the Springfield News-Leader signed by Jane Pitt

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 [Mitt Romney,] 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.

Brad Pitt's mom is named Jane, and lives in the Springfield area.  Mr. Pitt, to his credit, is a strong advocate for marriage equality

"There are so many things wrong with this letter and her statements," says AJ Bockelman of PROMO. "It makes one appreciate how evolved Brad Pitt has become. From my own experience, I know Springfield can be a very welcoming place." 

Suggestions that there is a single "Christian conviction concerning homosexuality" are just nonsense. Despite Ms. Pitt's assertion, "Christian" does not equal anti-gay, in Springfield, the rest of Missouri, or anywhere else.  Nor is there a unified Christian position on choice government abortion policy.  

Also, for more on Obama and some of the allegations against him around the National Day of Prayer, check out this breakdown


UPDATE: I did reach out to the News-Leader, and they believe the author of this letter is indeed Brad's mother.  



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