According to Angelina Jolie’s father, Jon Voight, Brad Pitt’s mom has a right to voice her conservative views. That’s despite the fact that his daughter is reportedly hopping mad at her future mother-in-law.
Jane Pitt created a flurry of controversy last week after writing a letter to the editor of a Missouri newspaper — Springfield News-Leader. That’s because Jane spoke out against gay marriage and blasted President Barack Obama while promoting Mitt Romney at the Christian candidate.
Pitt’s ultra-conservative convictions are against homosexuality. However, she also decries the presidency of Barack Obama, not because of his skin color, but because of his political views. She doesn’t believe he’s really a Christian either. She points to his attendance at the church of Reverend Jeremiah Wright as proof that he’s not. She also cited his unwillingness to hold a national day of prayer and his pro-abortion stance as further proof.
Those are stances than many on the far religious right take. While they’re a bit behind the times, Brad Pitt’s mom isn’t alone in her views. In fact, actor Jon Voight agrees with some of what she said. He isn’t alone in his defense of her either. Brad’s younger brother, Doug Pitt, told Today’s Matt Lauer that kids all over the world agree to disagree with their parents on various issues.
“There can be a healthy discussion when people disagree with you,” said Doug. “…We can learn from each other,” he added. “…If anything, it solidifies your point. Or maybe you learn something.” He emphasized that his family tries not to let differing views get in the way of important relationships.
As for Jon Voight, he thinks differing viewpoints are the hallmark of American debate. Both sides deserve a voice before discussion ensues. It’s a learning process for everyone.
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