Jane Pitt sent her son Brad, the actor, a message yesterday: She doesn’t like his liberal politics. She doesn’t like his Hollywood values.
Mama Pitt, a Christian, didn’t express her disapproval directly.
She did so, indirectly (and cleverly, I think), in a letter to her hometown newspaper, the Springfield, Missouri News-Leader, responding to the suggestion of another reader that Christians should not vote for Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith.
“I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer,” Mama Pitt urged, “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 added, “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.”
Jane Pitt’s letter had to resonate with her prodigal son Brad.
It says – indirectly – that he is not a Christian. That he has cast his lot with the ungodly occupant of the White House. That he condones the mass murder of the pre-born. And that he rejects the Word of God, which declares homosexuality an abomination.
The actor may think his liberal politics, his Hollywoodvalues are mitigated by his good works.
Indeed, he and his domestic partner, actress Angelina Jolie, have donated money to organizations providing humanitarian support to people affected by the crisis inDarfur.
He is a co-founder of Not On Our Watch, a Hollywood organization that focuses global attention on “mass atrocities,” excluding, of course, abortion.
And he founded the Make it Right Foundation, which built affordable, environmentally “sustainable” new homes in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
But as Jane Pitt would advise her son, all his seeming righteousness is like filthy rags in the eyes of God.
For by grace we are saved, through faith. It is the gift of God, not of works.