Last week, Bruce posted on the sudden notoriety of Brad Pitt’s mother. Yesterday, Michelle Malkin came to her defense. Now, we can agree to disagree with Mrs. Pitt on some issues, but one wonders why when the Missouri woman faulted Obama for being “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage”, some, as Michelle details, would see her expression of her opinion as “hate” and proceed to call her names and wish for her death.
Self-appointed Tinseltown anti-bigotry cops blew their tops [in response to Mrs. Pitt expressing her views in a letter to the editor for Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader] The Hollywood Reporter labeled Mrs. Pitt’s letter “anti-gay.” Gossip website Global Grind, founded by rap mogul Russell Simmons, called her “homophobic.”
Anti-gay? Did she express hostility to gay people? No, she just indicated her opposition to same-sex marriage.
Do people just want to vent — or do they want to change minds? Instead of insulting Mrs. Pitt, gay marriage advocates would be better served by explaining why state recognition of gay marriage is a good thing.