About the Video: "Russell Brand Interviews Westboro Baptist Church"

OFFICIAL Video: Russell Brand Interviews Westboro Baptist Church - YouTube.

As for the video, what's to say?

I've heard all of it before and much more.

What's missing is that the Westboro Baptist Church people are also anti-war, which is tremendous! They are against violence:

Where do you see God leaving off and Satan picking up? Satan hurts his own. I won't go into it. You should get the point from what I said. It's enough.

I don't advocate Westboro's "signs" (placards) but know exactly why they believe as they do. I certainly, as you may know, do not agree with Russell's version of Christianity. There are no subclauses, contrary to what he suggests. Jesus made clear that consistency throughout is the important thing. Overlooking homosexuality by saying that other things are worse is to make becoming perfected (the goal of the Christian) impossible.

"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:19) That's Jesus about Russell Brand (least), whom I had never heard of before.

You may follow Jesus or Russell Brand but not both. Trying will rip you in half and kill your eternal soul. That's the way it is whether Russell wants to believe it or not. The Westboro Baptist Church members believe it, and they are absolutely right to do so.

They are not promoting evil. If the world were to do what the Westboro Baptist Church is asking, the world would be a better place. I'm not saying I agree with everything they might want, but it would be much better than it is now and much better than their biggest detractors would ever make the world.

Westboro is desperately trying to gain people's attention so that what they have to say about sin will be both heard and understood. I understand that completely; and if their placards and other methods are "too-too," well, that certainly is more debatable than whether or not homosexuals sodomizing each other is good and healthy in any sense to any degree.

They want to be understood, but making oneself understood these days is nigh on impossible. People just do not have the patience to listen through. They just condemn what they don't understand even slightly. Westboro's method has been to just become louder (more visible). However, the hyper-crass methods won't work no matter how well-intentioned.

Russell Brand, however, is selling New Age "Christianity." It is a completely false version. I sincerely hope God and Jesus as one, which they are, bless Russell with the truth rather than allow him to continue on in darkness where he is now.

Also, I am not a Baptist. I disagree with much of the "Reformed" version of Christianity. However, I am much, much closer to them than I am to Russell Brand.

Peace, and may God bless the Westboro Baptist Church members in their truth-seeking-and-telling efforts.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)

Claiming that homosex is righteous is a grave error. Homosex is apostate. It is anti-Christ. It is hard-hearted. It is hate in the worst, selfish sense, just the way the Westboro Baptist Church members said. Truth!

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.