Brad Pitt's mommy dearest made headlines last week after making her not-so-accepting views of the LGBT community known. In case you missed it, she wrote a letter to her local newspaper which encouraged readers to vote for Mitt Romney because of his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Obvi, we weren't thrilled and since Brad is a major supporter of equality, we bet he wasn't either. However, the woman is a faithful conservative Christian and we all know how hard it can be to shake some sense into that crowd.
We have our beliefs, they have theirs, but we wish we could all compromise when it comes to treating every human being with fairness.
Either way, Brad describes his mother, Jane, as a "very, very loving — very open, genuine" woman who "wants everyone to be happy." His brother, Doug, seems to agree and defended her right to express her views in the manner she did.
He not only points out (above) that "moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world," but that "there can be healthy discussion when people disagree with you."
This is true and we LOVE to discuss the importance of LGBT rights because that's the only way there will be any progress on the issue.
Having healthy discussions is how enlightenment works. Sometimes we feel like we're wasting our breath because there are those people that will reject it at all cost, but most people will come around once they are presented with a logical argument.
We believe Mrs. Pitt is everything her sons say she is, so we have full faith that she will eventually open her "very loving" mind to the idea of same-sex marriage and equality for all.