WATCH: Russell Brand's interview with Westboro Baptist Church members

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Dec. 19, 2012 at 2:50 PM   |   0 comments

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Russell Brand's interview with two members of Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group known for protesting military funerals, first came out in late November. But now that Westboro is back in the news -- having threatened to protest the funeral of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victims -- the video is worth another look.

"Why did you come here?" is one of Brand's first questions.

"It's our duty. ... To warn these people to stop sinning," they say to giggles and heckling from the audience.

"I just feel -- from what I've read of Jesus and what I've had explained to me -- that his main message was definitely tolerance and love and truth and beauty and acceptance," Brand says.

"You don't get to define the love of God," says Westboro's Steve Drain.

"Nor do you," says Brand.

Watch the rest of the 10-minute interview below:

[Via Mashable]

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