While Ms. Pitt is definitely confused when it comes to how to choose a president, she certainly does not deserve death threats. But that’s just what she received, and more, when she wrote a letter to the editor opposing Barack Obama and supporting Romney.
Jane Pitt, mother of actor Brad Pitt, has been scared into silence by the hate-filled, vulgar and even violent reaction to her public assertion that Barack Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.”
Pitt has even been the subject of death threats following her letter to the editor of Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader in which she asserted failure to vote for Republican presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney constituted a vote for Obama. . . .
Some samples of the response from the famously tolerant leftist world:
“Brad Pitt’s mom, die,” wrote Twitter-poster Sandy Kownacka.
A tweet from “I Bleed Gaga” echoed similar sentiments, saying, “Brad Pitt’s mom wrote an anti-gay pro-Romney editorial. Kill the b—-.”
Other comments included, “F— you, brad pitt’s mom, the gay community made your kid a star, you whacko,” and, “Brad Pitt’s mom is a dumb c—.”
This hardly means, however, that Pitt is on the right track. She was writing to oppose also the local editor who said Christians should not vote for Romney because he is a Mormon (and they shouldn’t). Pitt wrote,
“Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama – a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.”
Of course this is nonsense. Christians should vote, if they vote, out of Christian conviction, not settle for slightly less bad candidates out of fear of the other. And in fact, it has been argued by WND.com’s own Joseph Farah, that Romney is the “most dangerous man in America,” as previously reported by AVNews.