by Peter Grady–
Following death threats against Brad Pitt’s mother by homosexuals and supporters of same-sex marriage, her son has remained silent on the issue, but his father-in-law-to-be has defended her publicly.
Jane Pitt, the 71-year-old mother of Brad Pitt, recently wrote a letter to the editor of her local newspaper, the News-Leader in Springfield, Missouri. As frequently happened in the letter to the editor section of newspapers, Mrs. Pitt’s letter was a rebuttal to a letter submitted by another reader.
Richard Stoecker submitted a letter stating that Christians should not vote for Romney because he is a Mormon.
Pitt responded that, while as a Christian, she did have issues with Mormonism’s doctrine, she did not feel that should be the sole criteria when casting a vote.
She wrote, “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.”
Pitt went on to say, “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.”
The President himself has agreed with Pitt, acknowledging that he does in fact support same-sex marriage just as she said. However, once news of the letter leaked out, members of the media engaged in what some have said was an attempt to destroy her.
The Hollywood Reporter published a story headlined, “Brad Pitt’s mother pens anti-gay, anti-Obama letter to local newspaper.” The New York Daily News went further, penning an article originally titled, “Brad Pitt’s mom unleashes anti-gay, anti-Obama fury in letter.”
She Knows Entertainment reported, that Pitt actually “hates Obama, ‘gay’ people.”
However, over the weekend the language became even more vitriolic with “gay-marriage” publicly calling for her death and using vile and vulgar words to rail on her.
Editors of Twitchy, a site that scours Twitter looking for comments posted some of the comments it found.
“Brad Pitt’s mom, die,” wrote Twitter-poster Sandy Kownacka.
A tweet from “I Bleed Gaga” echoed similar sentiments, saying, “Brad Pitt’s mom wrote an anti-gay pro-Romney editorial. Kill the b—-.”
Other comments included, “F— you, Brad Pitt’s mom, the gay community made your kid a star, you whacko,” and, “Brad Pitt’s mom is a dumb c—.”
Many of the comments told her to commit vulgar sexual acts with the commenter.
WND reported how they were able to briefly talk with Pitt’s mother and she appeared frightened and discouraged by the attacks against her.
“With inflections in her voice that conveyed fear and despair, she quietly and politely said she was not interested in talking to anyone in the media about the incident,” WND reported.
However, after the news of the death threats broke, Pitt received support from Americans around the country with many telling her they were praying for her.
While so far Brad Pitt has not commented publicly on the death threats against his mother, his father-in-law-to-be has backed her.
Jon Voight, one of the few conservative voices in Hollywood, told Fox News that he agrees with Mrs. Pitt’s views and supports her. “Good for her for expressing them,” he said. He went on to say he agrees with the points of view advocated by Mrs. Pitt.