SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, July 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Brad Pitt’s mother has shocked the Hollywood star’s fans after slamming President Obama for his views on abortion and same-sex “marriage” in a letter to the local paper in Missouri.

Jane Pitt says Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage” and urges voters to back Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

“Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name [that isn’t Romney’s] is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama - a man who… did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer,” she wrote in the Springfield News-Leader.

An editor’s note at the bottom of the July 3rd letter on the paper’s website says that after some confusion, they have “verified the letter writer is the mother of actor Brad Pitt and local businessman Doug Pitt.”

Obama has been labeled the “abortion president” because of his radical views on the “right to choose”. His pro-abortion views are so extreme that he has even opposed protections for victims of failed abortions who are born alive.

As a state senator in Illinois, he voted against a bill that would require abortionists to provide care to an infant who is born alive during the course of a failed abortion. The legislation was brought forward after Jill Stanek, a nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, exposed abortionists’ practice of abandoning babies born alive after failed abortions, leaving them to die in a hospital utility room.

In January, he marked the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by praising the “fundamental constitutional right” to abortion.

Obamacare, his hallmark legislation that was upheld last week by the Supreme Court, has been called the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.

Jane Pitt’s letter has generated controversy in part because Brad Pitt is known for his liberal views on social issues—he and partner Angelina Jolie famously vowed not to marry until all same-sex couples could as well—and only months ago he backed Obama in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’m an Obama supporter, no question,” he said.

In Jane Pitt’s letter, she takes aim at the claim that Christians ought to oppose Romney over his Mormon faith.

“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,” she writes.

“I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility,” she adds.