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Anonymous Fights Back Against Westboro Baptist Church Picketing At Connecticut Shooting Victims’ Funerals

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It never fails. Every time there is a national tragedy, those miserable excuses for humans known as Westboro Baptist Church are there to make things worse. But this time, people are fighting back.

Following the tragic elementary school shooting in Connecticut over the weekend, the members of Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for their twisted and demented views on God and Christianity, announced that they would be picketing at the funerals of the children killed in the attack. However, Internet “hack-tivist” group Anonymous decided to fight back, by hacking the Westboro website and posting the personal contact information of its members.

 The hacking collective known as Anonymous renewed their war on the Westboro Baptist Church today. After the haters from the infamous church posted their intentions to picket the funerals of the twenty children killed in the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Anonymous responded by re-posting the personal and professional information for members of the church on the Internet. Now the general public can contact the church members directly and tell them what they think about people who would desecrate the funerals of murdered children.

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. 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.”

Anonymous has been after the Westboro Baptist Church for several months now, hacking their websites repeatedly. Recently, of creating a fake letter from the hacking group in order to trick other hackers into attacking the website. Anonymous warned their supporters the church planned to harvest internet addresses and sue people. Suing people is apparently the primary activity of the Westboro Baptist Church when they aren’t screaming hate at funerals.

This is not the first time Anonymous and Westboro Baptist Church have gone head-to-head. Last year, an Anonymous member hacked into the Westboro website during a live interview with the church’s spokesperson.

Given the recent track record of Westboro though and all of this resistance they’ll meet, I highly doubt those cowards will actually show up. But I love that Anonymous went this far to give the public the chance to give Westboro a piece of their minds. I don’t always agree with Anonymous’ methods and viewpoints, but I can definitely get behind fighting against this disgusting hate group of self-professed Christians. Nothing about Westboro Baptist Church is even remotely in line with true Christianity.

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