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Pitt-ed controversy

July 11, 2012 - Jim Anderson
It’s a funny world.

Jane Pitt of Springfield, Mo., mother to actor (and President Obama supporter) Brad Pitt, wrote a letter earlier this month to her hometown paper, the Springfield News-Leader.

Mrs. Pitt — responding to an earlier letter about Mitt Romney and Mormonism — appears well-versed in Sean Hannity/Ann Coulter talking points.

Her views follow:

“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.”

Fallout over the letter continues, including tabloid suggestions that Brad’s fiance Angelina Jolie is “steaming mad.”

“She has told Brad he must educate his mother but Brad is too much of a mama’s boy,” a source told Star Magazine.

Not sure who that source is ... my hunch is O.J. Simpson.

Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin and others on the right are making political hay over the fact that a few lefty wingnuts are saying vicious things about Mrs. Pitt.

Calm down, Jack Torrance, calm down.

Brad’s brother, Doug, a businessman in Springfield, appeared on the “Today” show earlier this week, and offered a sane and measured perspective:

“You know, I think moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world. So why would our family be any different? … There can be healthy discussion when people disagree with you and I think there should be. You know, the bad thing is when it turns to venom and negativity, and we don’t have that in our family. It’s open discussion. We can learn from each other and, if anything, it solidifies your point. Or maybe you learn something.”



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