Quite a few feathers were ruffled last week, when Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane, wrote a letter to her local newspaper, which said Obama’s support for gay rights was a good reason to vote for Mitt Romney in the Presidential election.
LGBT ally Brad hasn’t said anything publicly about this, although his brother, Doug, did address it during an interview on NBC’s The Today Show, saying, “Moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world, so why would our family be any different?”
Now Star Magazine (via RadarOnline) reports that Angelina Jolie is ‘mortified’ about the letter. A source reportedly told them, “Jane has never wanted to talk politics with Angelina. She knew it would cause greater issues for them and she wanted to try to have a relationship with the mother of her grandkids. She never thought her letter would be such a big deal.’
The source adds that Brad just wants to ignore the issues, but “If Brad won’t do it, Angelina will have to take matters into her own hands and talk to Jane about how, as the mother of such a prominent celebrity, she shouldn’t be writing letters that clash with her son’s personal opinions… It’ll inevitably end up in a huge blowout, with Brad stuck in the middle. Brad keeps telling her not to take this so seriously, but when Angie sets her mind on something, there’s no talking her out of it.”
Brad is a staunch supporter of LGBT rights, having donated $100,000 to the fight against Proposition 8 in California, which sought to ban equal marriage, and having written in support of New York approving same sex wedding last years.
In her letter, Jane Pitt wrote, “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.”
As with all stories in gossip mags attributed to ‘sources’, there’s no guarantee this one is true, but knowing the forthright and very, very pro-LGBT Angelina, she probably wasn’t pleased about her mother-in-law’s letter.