Jon Voight defends Brad Pitt’s mother after she receives death threats
LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The mother of Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is receiving support from a famous in-law after writing that no Christian should vote for Barack Obama because of his stance on abortion and marriage redefinition.
Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight, the father of Angelina Jolie, said he stands with Jane Pitt, who has received death threats since publishing her views supporting the rights of the unborn and traditional marriage—and opposing President Barack Obama.
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Jane Pitt wrote in Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader, “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 also observed that Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage,” while calling Mitt Romney “a family man…who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality.”
After news of her letter broke, Twitter lit up with messages such as “kill the b—-h” and “Brad Pitt’s mom, die.”
She has since declined media comment, something many speculate is motivated by fear for her safety.
Voight, who is one of Hollywood’s few outspoken conservatives, told Fox411 “Good for her,” and said that he shared Jane Pitt’s views.
Another family member has also spoken out over the controversy. Jane’s son Doug, Brad’s brother, told NBC’s Today show, “I think moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world. So why would our family be any different?”
Doug said the family members air their disagreements in an “open discussion” without “venom and negativity.”
“We can learn from each other and, if anything, it solidifies your point,” he said. “Or maybe you learn something.”