By Maria Puente, USA TODAY
Brad Pitt once said he didn't want to get remarried until gays could legally marry. Apparently, his mom doesn't agree.
Jane Pitt, mother of Brad, wrote a letter to her hometown paper, the Springfield, Mo., News-Leader (which like USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Company) saying presumed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney deserves "Christian" votes, even though he's a Mormon, because he's against abortion and shares "Christian conviction concerning homosexuality." Unlike, she wrote, President Obama, "a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage."
There was some confusion over whether the letter was from the Jane Pitt, but the paper published an Editor's Note online today under the letter.
"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."
It's surprising because Brad Pitt is one of the leading gay-friendly movie stars in Hollywood. Until he got engaged to Angelina Jolie earlier this year, the two had insisted they wanted gays to be able to marry legally before they got hitched.
"No state should decide who can marry and who cannot," he told People magazine last year. ""Thanks to the tireless work of so many, someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage."