Steve Drain and Timothy Phelps, two members of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for the ‘God Hates Fags’ campaign, have labelled the actor, comedian and TV host Russell Brand as a ‘fag pimp’ while appearing on his American TV chat show.

The pair told the star that he is “an advocate for Satan” and that he encourages his audience to cut their lives short by promoting and encouraging sinful behavior.

Joking on the different use of the word ‘fag’ on different sides of the Atlantic. Brand quipped that he didn’t know what the problem was, pointing out that a fag is a cigarette.

The members of the extremist church said that Madonna and Tom Hanks would end up in hell because of their support for equality, where they would be joined by the Indian peaceful revolutionary Mahatma Gandhi.

Brand also introduced the pair of homophobes to his gay friends, who they labelled as “filthy perverts”.

Ending the interview, Brand sat between the pair stroking their backs and asking for a kiss.

The Westboro Baptist Church is infamous for its ‘God Hates Fags’ protests at the funerals of US service men and women because it claims that the death of soldiers is a sign of God’s wrath against homosexuality.

It continues to attract attention by upsetting mourners. Its activities have resulted in members being barred from entering the UK.

A US new law now prohibits such protests within 300 feet of a military funeral, and between two hours before and after the service.