Westboro Baptist Church Hacked!

Dave**Gay for Girls** 2012/12/17 21:08:04

After the Westboro Baptist Church posted on
Twitter its intention to picket the Newtown, Conn., site where 26 shooting
victims died, including 20 children, hackers retaliated.

The reason for the protest? Reportedly
because Connecticut has legalized same-sex marriage.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a spokesperson for
the Topeka, Kan., Westboro church and daughter of church founder Fred Phelps, put on
, "Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise
to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment."

Over the weekend, the hacktivist group Anonymous posted what it said was
church members' personal
. In a video posted on
, the hacker group accused the organization of "breeding hatred" and
adding, "We will destroy you. We are coming."

The Anonymous site has also directed
readers to an online petition, found at a portal on the White House website,
asking that the church's tax-exempt status be investigated. Over 9,000
signatures have been added. The petition reads
in part

The Westboro Baptist Church is better-known for homophobic displays, suing
people and picketing funerals than for providing Christian care to a community.
Due to their harassment and politicking, their IRS tax-exempt status should be
immediately investigated.

Another petition, found at the same portal,
wants the Westboro Baptist Church to be identified as a hate group, not a
religious group. It notes that the church has been designated
a hate group
by the Southern Poverty Law Center and has "repeatedly
displayed the actions typical of hate groups." That petition has received over
107,000 signatures so far.

Westboro Baptist Church members have been
present at funerals for victims of mass shootings in Tucson, Ariz., and Aurora,

Citing the First Amendment, the Supreme Court
on Westboro's behalf that it may protest at funerals.

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  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/12/18 01:51:52
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    The WBC is not a Christian group. They are not Republican or Democrat. They are not left or right. They are a cult, an in-bred clan of monsters spewing Fred Phelps personal psychotic hatred.

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    Revoke their tax exempt status immediately.

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  • ComaAlpha15 2012/12/27 19:02:30
    Dear Megan Phelps, if it will save you from your psychotic family, I'm willing to give you the ol' ATM!. Yep, in your ass and then your mouth. ....or just vaginal.
  • Kaye 2012/12/18 22:19:54
    The courts are full of idiots too.The entire town turned out for my brothers funeral when he was killed in Nam.If those people had showed up there they would have got their butts kicked Court or no court.
  • Chris- ... Kaye 2012/12/19 00:45:15
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    That's happened before. Phelps is a lawyer and they sue whoever "attacks" them. Besides it's usually the women and small children you see at their protests. Apparently Phelps, besides being over 80, is only a big talker on their web site, in YouTube videos, or in court.
  • Kaye Chris- ... 2013/01/28 06:42:18
    Maybe they should shut up and stay out of other peoples business.Anybody trying to bust up a military funeral is as worthless as hell anyway
  • Chris- ... Kaye 2013/01/30 14:53:19
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    Agreed. :-)
  • Mrkando 2012/12/18 21:26:02
    Couldn't happen to a worst bunch of people. Any time any group, using the name of the Lord, preaches the kind of hate that this group does will indeed one day be taken care of by the very entity they claim to know. In the mean time more power to Anonymous.

    For them to use this horrible tragedy to spew their hatred is indefensible and despicable.
  • Nat Turner 2012/12/18 20:41:31
    Nat Turner
    Same sex marriage is no reason to hack s church, were the children gay?
  • Chris- ... Nat Turner 2012/12/19 00:41:01
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    It's way more than same-sex marriage. Go over to YouTube and watch some of their videos. There's one of Fred Phelps talking about the death of Jerry Falwell. He just berates Falwell for 5 minutes or so, calling him evil, a molester, the devil, etc... before saying he's burning hell forever. If every single gay man and woman disappeared off the face of the earth tomorrow the WBC would find another "abomination" to blame for God doing all the terrible things they say he does. They would still protest at funerals of fallen service men and other people. Heck, they've gone to other countries just to protest plays they deem "unholy".

    Don't look for logic or reason when it comes to these people. It doesn't exist.

    I'm not defending any group hacking another group, no matter how despicable, just advising you not to waste your time trying to make sense of the WBC.
  • Nat Turner Chris- ... 2012/12/19 14:02:16
    Nat Turner
    I'm totally against violating family's during family grieving periods, I have to agree with you.
  • Chris- ... Nat Turner 2012/12/19 14:54:51
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    I'm a rabid believer in the 1st Amendment and Freedom of Speech. I have actually argued for the WBC as far as that right is concerned here on SH. Even when they had their despicable protests at the funerals of AIDS victims or the funerals of service men and women, I felt the 1st Amendment over rode any other objections.

    With this planned protest I feel differently. There is something so evil about using the murder of 20 innocent children as proof of some twisted ideology and something so demonic about using their funerals as events to spread what is nothing more than hateful propaganda I have to wonder if anything justifies it.
  • John Wa... Chris- ... 2012/12/19 23:23:07
  • Chris- ... John Wa... 2012/12/20 06:37:17
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    Well said John. Many people seem to forget that second part don't they?

    I live right outside DC and I regularly pass their truck, all festooned with their colorful signs of hate, parked on Pennsylvania Ave. Even though I'm a gay man I was never really bothered by them. Obviously I find them offensive, but they're just SO far out there I couldn't take them seriously.

    This is different though I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because it involves children. In any case I think you're right about that line in the sand.
  • Lightbearer 2012/12/18 17:13:40
    And trolled. Over 9000 sins!

    Troll face
  • L1 2012/12/18 15:38:56
    Unbelievable and disgusting!
    The Westboro "church" is a hate group. I can't believe they are actually getting away with this.
  • Caedus01 Sith Lord of the P... 2012/12/18 14:45:12
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    I know this is TOTALLY wrong and NOT the adequate response. But someone should KICK their asses!!
  • Chris- ... Caedus0... 2012/12/18 15:14:41
  • Caedus0... Chris- ... 2012/12/18 15:19:44 (edited)
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    well what do they expect if they stay around waiting to get caught? Hit and run tactics all they have to do is .... nevermind lol
  • Chris- ... Caedus0... 2012/12/18 17:14:51
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    Well you know...They are always parked on Pennsylvania Ave here in DC. That nightmare Beverly Hillbillies truck plastered with those colorful hate signs is quite easy to spot.

    winking gif
    Just saying...

  • Kaye Caedus0... 2012/12/18 22:21:58
  • Mark P. 2012/12/18 13:13:33
    Mark P.
    If God was actually speaking to those idiots he would tell them to shut up and stop speaking for him. Bunch of maggots.
  • Maynard 2012/12/18 12:49:57
    I pledge to STAND WITH THE LEFT on this one, because it's RIGHT.

    I will stand and Ride with


    Any day and do my best to ensure the pukes NEVER PROTEST another funeral.

    BTW, the Church in question is connected to code pink.

    code pinks director is obamas friend, GOOGLE IT,
  • Chris- ... Maynard 2012/12/18 14:21:12
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    I tried to find something about a connection between the WBC and Code Pink but couldn't. Do you have any links?
  • TattooedSailor 2012/12/18 10:34:02
    Anonymous for congress!!
  • policeman 2012/12/18 08:58:23
    Those are some ignorant SOB's , I mean yes I support all of our rights but at the same time I feel compassion for those around me. I was raised that just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean you should do it. Come on people !
  • Spizzzo BN-0 2012/12/18 07:44:36
    Spizzzo BN-0
    So what's your point here: is Westboro OK by expressing 1st Amendment rights, or is it wrong because it's obnoxious?

    Do you submit to the Supreme Court decision?
  • Tattooe... Spizzzo... 2012/12/18 10:36:57
  • Dave**G... Spizzzo... 2012/12/18 12:19:25
  • Spizzzo... Dave**G... 2013/01/12 11:14:34
    Spizzzo BN-0
    You SURE do!
  • Kaye Spizzzo... 2012/12/18 22:24:23
    The courts today are the ones who should be sued.They're worthless
  • Spizzzo... Kaye 2013/01/12 11:15:33
    Spizzzo BN-0
    Um. I'm not sure what you are talking about. Please elaborate.
  • WWZ Captain 2012/12/18 06:27:27
  • Mike 2012/12/18 05:38:33
    Serves the worthless buttholes right!
  • MiniB 2012/12/18 05:31:05
    THIS IS CLEARLY A HATE GROUP.... If I were in Conn. I would gladly meet them and beat some ass, with my bare hands... Then I would gladly take the charges they would file against me.
    To do something like this is almost as bad as the act done. These were babies whose parents will never again hold them. As a parent who hopes to never know the pain these parents and families suffer, I would do anything to protect them in their time of grief.
  • seadog6... MiniB 2012/12/18 07:45:49
  • Oaces_boss_yo® 2012/12/18 02:45:56
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/12/18 01:51:52
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    The WBC is not a Christian group. They are not Republican or Democrat. They are not left or right. They are a cult, an in-bred clan of monsters spewing Fred Phelps personal psychotic hatred.

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    Revoke their tax exempt status immediately.
  • RogerCo... Chris- ... 2012/12/18 03:58:26
    Too bad that I can only rave your post once, Chris.
  • MiniB Chris- ... 2012/12/18 05:33:16
    Totally agree... and if they have a right to protest then we should have the right to bear our arms up their butts...but that's just me
  • Chris- ... MiniB 2012/12/18 06:53:23
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
  • Beccy 2012/12/18 01:06:13
    It is people like the Westboro Baptist Church that turn people against god. I am so glad they were hacked

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