November 21, 2012

Tolerating the Intolerant

Credit: Eva Rinaldi
Although he may get some flack for this, I think Russell Brand struck the right chord with the representatives from Westboro Baptist Church. He managed to treat them with respect (that is, in the context of his zany style) but managed to hit home that their message is a total perversion of Jesus's. If having a civil, public conversation with these folks makes your average born-again Christian want to run in the opposite direction, it's worth it.