Anonymous Versus Westboro Baptist Church

A worthy target of Anonymous’s ire, methinks. Via BetaBeat:

The Westboro Baptist Church, widely reviled for its homophobic beliefs and protests of veteran funerals, announced on Saturday that it would picket at Sandy Hook Elementary School following the tragic shooting there Friday that took the lives of 27 people. Members of Anonymous began an operation against the Church to discourage them from protesting at the school and compounding the misery already experienced by Newtown residents.

In a video uploaded by KY Anonymous, the hacker collective states:

We will not allow you to corrupt the minds of America with your seeds of hatred. We will not allow you to inspire aggression to the social factions which you deem inferior. We will render you obsolete. We will destroy you. We are coming.

Anonymous also published the private information of many Westboro members, including email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses…

[continues at BetaBeat]


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17 Comments on "Anonymous Versus Westboro Baptist Church"

  1. VaudeVillain | Dec 17, 2012 at 10:15 am |

    Better solution: the Newtown PD is mysteriously looking the wrong direction whenever a parent beats one of these cocknozzles to death with a tire iron, and is suddenly too incompetent to find them ever.

    I’m all about freedom of speech, but if you’re going to spout hate and vitriol at parents who just lost 5-year-old children… you ought to be prepared to die for your beliefs.

  2. Why use the: creepy, childish and hardly coherent text-to-speech medium?

    I’m probably against this WBC picket; but see no problem with their protesting at the funerals of murderously violent sociopaths, in North America’s armed forces.

  3. Why use the: creepy, childish and hardly coherent text-to-speech medium?

    I’m probably against this WBC picket; but see no problem with their protesting at the funerals of murderously violent, racist, sociopaths; in North America’s armed forces.

  4. I’ve never liked funerals. I hated being at my parents’ funeral. If my kids were to die (I’ve got 3), I don’t think I would hold one, and if someone else did, I don’t think I’d go. To me it seems like relishing the grief. If my kids died, I’d just pick up and leave. Would probably end up offing myself somewhere secluded in the mountains.

    As for WBC, who the fuck cares? Why care so much about parrots caw cawing? Best just to stop the murderous fucks in the military from killing more kids in Waziristan. At least the fucker in Newtown had the decency to suicide afterwards….those fucks that pilot drones probably go grab a Starbucks coffee after they murder.

    • I find it encouraging when what I write is ‘voted down’. To me it shows I’m actually onto something enough to evoke a reaction. And, most times, people just use the ‘vote down’ button reflexively without even typing why they don’t like what I’ve written. It’s the same as ‘booing’ in a crowd… it’s easy and mindless… no need to justify to others–and more importantly, yourself–why you don’t like what you’re seeing. Too many assumptions, givens and taken-for-granted mental habits.

      • InfvoCuernos | Dec 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm |

        Don’t get too excited about your reactions. Reactionary tactics are exactly what WBC uses and it makes them look like douchebags and their message is completely washed out. I can’t speak for all those down votes, but mine personally is a vote against not beating the WBC protestors for being highly disrespectful of others’ feelings.

        • I see. So I don’t join your negativity bandwagon so I get some negativity thrown at me. You can’t fight negative idiots with more negativity. Same as the revenge trope (see above). Revenge against people who piss you off is the last fucking-idiot box people need to think their way out of, and I expect more from the disinfo community. Disappointing, really.

          • No mercy.

          • Lewis O'Donnell | Dec 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm |

            I’d be holding a funeral for other people, not myself. I might not have a strong reaction to the death of someone, but I can understand how others would and maybe it would allow them to relish in their grief, being selfish in their shock that death is a real aspect of life, maybe this is something that could be challenged and confronted positively at a funeral. I think a funeral would be a good place to bring to the surface all these different feelings. A wake seems to be the perfect place to have a group discussion and unveiling of death as any other.

  5. People are sure strange, even without religion. Once God joins the picture, the insanity seems to increase one-hundred fold. If you don’t like what WBC is doing, join the rest of the sentient world in opposing outdated traditions spawned by a narcissistic patriarchal order. Getting rid of free speech won’t stop these clowns; getting rid of religion will.

  6. liquidself | Dec 17, 2012 at 11:45 am |

    We now have 2 fringe organizations attempting to capitalize upon this tragedy for the purpose of gaining more public awareness of their agendas and messages. Westboro should be ignored; then they will go away. Everything they do is deliberately aimed at gaining media attention, it doesn’t matter to them if it is positive or negative attention. While anonymous often seems to have it s “heart” in the right “place”, their threats and attacks seem to have generally been very ineffectual.

  7. Definitely a safe, easy target.

  8. BuzzCoastin | Dec 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm |

    sounds like the perfect storm for for bullshit media coverage
    all of which will sell more consumer goods before Xmas
    the common denominator of all this confusion

  9. DeepCough | Dec 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm |

    Fred Phelps, I look very much forward to your death–and it is not because I hate you, your family, and your theofascist cunt of a church: it is because I, too, am a firm believer in free speech and the right to protest things–like your funeral–purely for the sake of being a royal dickhead.

  10. well at least is experiencing technical difficulties

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