Brad Pitt To Bill Maher: Gay Marriage And Pot Are Good, Religion Is Bad

Brad Pitt stopped by the set of “Real Time” Friday night and chatted with Bill Maher about his pro-gay marriage, pro-pot, and anti-religion stance. “What is it you don’t like about religion?” Maher asked.

“You know, I grew up in a religious family, in a religious community and it just doesn’t make sense to me. It just doesn’t work for me in the long run,” Pitt said. “I never wanted to step on anyone else’s religion and their beliefs — that’s what’s great about our country — until I started seeing it defining policy. … Like gay marriage, you have a group of people telling other people how to live their lives, and you can’t do that.”Maher also recalled being at a New Year’s Eve party where Pitt was “on the floor” (but “very sober”) rolling perfect joint after perfect joint all night. “Like a machine,” Maher said, “better than a cigarette.”

“I’m an artist,” Pitt replied, but explained he’s given up smoking so he can be an “alert” dad.

My favorite part of the interview is when Maher says Brad is so polite, he’s “truly from Missouri.” As a fellow Missourian, and someone who went to college in Brad’s hometown, I have to concur: Brad’s a Missouri boy through and through. [via LA Times Blogs]