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Brad Pitt's mother blasts Obama, same-sex marriage

Brad Pitt poses with his mother, Jane, at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif. Getty

(CBS News) Brad Pitt's mother has taken aim at both President Barack Obama and same-sex marriage in a letter published this week in The Springfield News-Leader.

In the note, Jane Pitt throws her support behind Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, while she voices her disdain for same-sex marriage and abortion.

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Jane wrote her letter in response to another piece, titled "Vote for Mormon against beliefs," which expressed support for Christians who don't vote for Romney because of his Mormon beliefs.

She began by stating that she's a Christian, who differs with the Mormon religion.

"But 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 wrote in the letter titled "Election-Casting ballot deserves prayerful consideration."

"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," Pitt continued.

Pitt  concluded: "I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility."

Brad Pitt, who grew up in Springfield, Mo., spoke about his mother to The Hollywood Reporter in January. "She's very, very loving -- very open, genuine, and it's hilarious because she always gets painted in the tabloids as a she-devil. There's not an ounce of malice in her. She wants everyone to be happy," he said.

Brad, meanwhile, has supported the president and been very vocal about his support for same-sex marriage. At one point he told Ellen DeGeneres, "I've said that we would not be getting married until everyone in this country had the right to get married."

The actor and Angelina Jolie got engaged in April.

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