Russell Brand takes on the Westboro Baptist Church


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The Westboro Baptist Church, featured on our list of Youtube's Hall of Homophobia Shame, and a shoo-in for prime position on pretty much any other list of despicable views, made headlines again this week with an announcement that they'd be protesting the funerals of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Perhaps it would be best to ignore these hateful propagandists, but, as users searched for more information on the sect this week, they dug up a Russell Brand interview in which the English comic takes a "loving" approach to two representatives of the Church.

Was giving them air-time a good move? Or would it be best to starve these bigots of publicity?