On the most recent episode of his late-night talk show/stand up comedy hybrid Brand X, host Russell Brand invited two members of the much-reviled Westboro Baptist Church — convert Steve Drain and founder Fred Phelps' son Timothy — to explain themselves before an audience of Hell-bound heathens.

The interview seemed headed for certain doom when the WBC members wasted no time in presenting Brand with a custom-made WBC protest sign that read "PIMP FAG BRAND." But Brand took their trolling in stride and soldiered on, ultimately managing to engage the hatemongers in a surprisingly civil discussion of faith and interpretation.

That is, until he brought out three of his gay friends.

[H/T: Towleroad]