In a letter that was published on July 3 Jane Pitt, Brad Pitt’s mom, threw her support behind GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and challenged fellow Christians who refuse to support a Mormon candidate.
From Jane Pitt:
“I have given much thought to Richard Stoecker’s letter (“Vote for Mormon against beliefs,” June 15). I am also a Christian and differ 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.
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.
I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility.”
Jane Pitt is spot on!! Within the various Christian denominations there are differing beliefs, rejection of certain beliefs, acceptance of others, an addition of this or that belief and Mormonism is no different in this manner. There is no justifiable reason for citizens outright refusing to vote for a candidate based solely on that candidate’s religion.