Anonymous Hacks the Westboro Baptist Church for Picketing Sandy Hook

NEW YORK | Sunday, December 16th, 2012 6:26pm EDT

A group attached to the online hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have hacked the Web site of the Westboro Baptist Church in response to plans by the controversial church to picket the funerals of those massacred Friday at a school in Newtown, Conn.

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Westboro Baptist Church has been irritating Americans for years with venom filled message about their demented version of God. Photo: Rodrigo.M Photography/Flickr

The hacking collective known as Anonymous targets the Westboro Baptist Church after members announce plans to picket Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 school children and six adults on Friday, Dec. 14.

The Examiner writes, that on Saturday, Dec. 15, Shirley Phelps-Roper announced that the Westboro Baptist Church would picket Sandy Hook Elementary School located in Newtown, Connecticut, with the following tweet:

“Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.”

Westboro Baptist Church has been irritating Americans for years with venom filled message about their demented version of God. According to the many closely related and intermarried members of the Phelps family who make up the majority of the congregation of the so-called church, God enjoys killing children and soldiers, the Inquisitr reports.

They constantly proclaim God hates homosexuals and plans to destroy America for not following the Westboro Baptist Church’s twisted version of Christianity. The incredible obsession with homosexuality expressed by Fred and family seems to many as a sure fire case of “thou dost protest too much.”

The ‘haters’ at the Westboro Baptist Church took to Twitter soon after the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School saying they would picket the funerals of the murdered children while carrying their infamous signs that read “GOD Hates Fags”. This obviously upset a lot of people who thought this was one step too far from the religious extremists.

Actually, Anonymous has been after the Westboro Baptist Church for several months now, hacking their websites repeatedly. And in their turn the church aunted Anonymous as incompetent hackers. They claimed their website was protected by God.

Finally, in response, Anonymous released the personal contact information of members of the Westboro Baptist Church, including the home address, email address and phone number of numerous church members.

Anonymous posted the following two messages on Twitter on the weekend: “Dear WBC Site Admin, you should really work on securing your personal infos. Er, too late…”

Earlier, it tweeted: “It’s so nice of #WBC to provide the internet with a list of their twitter handles..”

According to the CNet, in a related action, a petition has been posted to WhiteHouse.org asking President Obama to have Westboro Baptist Church legally recognized as a hate group. Posted Friday, the petition already has more than 46,000 signatures, nearly twice the number needed for it to attract the president’s attention.

The petition states: “Their actions have been directed at many groups, including homosexuals, military, Jewish people and even other Christians. They pose a threat to the welfare and treatment of others and will not improve without some form of imposed regulation.”

It is hard to imagine what kind of person would attend the funerals for these children and promote the hate filled message of the Phelps family and their followers. However, according to analysts they’re entitled to say what they want, where they want thanks of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution – free speech.

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