Westboro Baptist Church vs. Russell Brand: Madonna, Gandhi, Tom Hanks going to hell

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The Westboro Baptist Church has been at it again. This time, it was on Russell Brand's talk show BrandX.

For those who may be unfamiliar with the WBC, the Kansas-based church is infamous for staging protests against gay people at wildly inappropriate events, such as funerals, public events, and Comic-Con.

The WBC hates Canada because they claim it's run by fags. They attempted to stage protests on our side of the border in 2008, at the staging of the gay-themed theatrical work The Laramie Project here in Vancouver, and at the Winnipeg funeral of a man (who was beheaded on a Greyhound Bus by a complete stranger) for no other reason than they claimed his death was a sign of Canada's moral decay. Proving that they're people of their word, they never showed up for either.

Brand hosted two members of the WBC, Steve Drain and Timothy Phelps, as guests on his talk show, and accordingly, they greeted Brand with a sign stating "Fag Pimp Brand" because he "make[s] his living making a mockery of sin". (But...is there any other way to make a living?)

Demonstrating their highly developed interpersonal skills, they also called Brand's gay guests on the show "filthy perverts". (Well, you know what they say about guys who are homophobic...)

Also, according to the ambiguously religious duo, Madonna, Gandhi, and Tom Hanks are all going to hell. And, apparently, so are you.

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Steve Newton

Nov 20, 2012 at 12:32pm

those WBC creeps are certifiably insane.


Nov 20, 2012 at 3:07pm

If anyone wants a good laugh...David Pakman handed Johnny Phelps his ass in this exchange on his show on WBC's Bile garbage and shows them to be the bigoted hypocrite hatemongers they really are...


Ralph Jones

Nov 30, 2012 at 1:21pm

Someone should make a musical out of it.

Plum Duff

Nov 30, 2012 at 11:01pm

WBC is all about the lawsuits. They go over the top and when someone overreacts, they sue the bejesus out of 'em.

It's a scam. A disgusting hate-filled scam, but a scam nonetheless. Did mention disgusting?

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