Jane Pitt, the mother of actor Brad Pitt, a strong advocate for gay rights and in particular marriage equality, has criticized President Barack Obama's support for such issues.

In a letter published in the Springfield News-Leader, Pitt said she was opposed to Obama's reelection because he supports gay nuptials and a woman's right to choose.

“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, referring to presumed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

“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.”

The News-Leader confirmed to ThinkProgress.org that Jane Pitt had authored the letter.