Updated 11:50 p.m. EST
It's still National Hangover Day (and boy how we observe this holiday!), and it looks like we weren't the only ones celebrating.
After confirming to ThinkProgress (who made the story national) that the writer of an anti-gay letter was the mother of Brad Pitt, an editor at the Springfield News-Leader redacted the publication's confirmation and then redacted that redaction.
Redactions must grow on trees over there in Springfield, Missouri!
Now, according to the paper, the Jane Pitt willing to overlook Mitt Romney's Mormonism because of his strong anti-gay "values" is Brad's mom.
Earlier today it was simply a slow post-4th day that made the possibility of Momma Pitt writing such a thing even slightly interesting, but now the real story lies in the Springfield News-Leader's madness-inducing cycle of corrections.
We apologize for any further dizziness and confusion this added to your post patriotism-partying.
In a letter penned to Brad Pitt's hometown paper, Springfield, Missouri's Springfield News-Leader, Jane Pitt endorses Mitt Romney for president even though he's Mormon.
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.
Pro-LGBT organization PROMO issued a statement via its executive director AJ Bockelman that sums up the situation rather succinctly. “It’s great that Brad Pitt has been able to learn and grow from his experiences once he left the area," writes Bockelman, "but for folks still living in Southwest Missouri, this sends a message that we still must do more to create acceptance for LGBT people and their families.”