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Old 12-17-2012, 07:48 PM
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The Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group known for protesting outside funerals of slain U.S. service members, announced that it will picket a vigil for the victims of Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the second-deadliest school shooting in American history.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a spokesperson for the group and, like most members of the organization, a relative of the group's founder, Fred Phelps, announced on Twitter on Saturday the group's plan "to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment."

It is unclear when the group plans to protest, although a tweet from Margie Phelps implied that it would be during a vigil that will be attended by President Barack Obama on Sunday evening.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church say that America is being punished for its acceptance of gays and lesbians. In recent days, Phelps family members have sent tweets about the Connecticut shooting that have said "God sent the shooter."

Not surprisingly, the group's announcement was met with resistance online. A Change.org petition asking for Connecticut officials to prevent the group from protesting has been launched, and users of the social news and link sharing site Reddit have been discussing ways to stage a counter-protest.

A Facebook event that calls for "counter-activity" to "keep any hatred from touching" the grieving families has over 10,000 attendees, but because of a bomb threat in Newtown on Sunday, the event has been cancelled.

Anonymous, the loosely affiliated group of Internet "hacktivists," said that it had hacked the group's website and released personal information about the group's members, according to The Inquisitr.


The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the Westboro Baptist Church "arguably the most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America," while the Anti-Defamation League calls it "a small virulently homophobic, anti-Semitic hate group."

In 2011, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church, saying that the right to picket funerals was protected under the First Amendment. President Obama earlier this year, however, signed legislation that said that protests must be held 300 feet from military funerals.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:22 PM
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I am a friend of Charley's and a member of J4J.

http://k99.com/why-charley-barnes-an...-picket-lines/
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:09 PM
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I understand that someone could possibly indoctrinate a family into believing that crap, but a whole church?? How can that many people be mentally screwed up that bad. How can they live with themselves, or sleep at night, and each family can't have friends among their neighbors and the people at their work. What a lonely horrible existence. I wonder if they wake up in the morning and say "Ah, hate, hate, hate, isn't it wonderful. Who shall I hate the most today??? Maybe a teacher, or Principal, or a kindergarden kid, or a gay person, or a Jew, or a soldier." How many times has each one of us said I don't like that person, but I wouldn't want them to die like that! But they do!! And in my bitter monents I would like those hatemongers to die badly. I am sorry if I have affended anyone, I just started typing and it got away from me and out it came.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:15 PM
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It's actually going on with a large number of people in this country today Jack. Look around.

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Remember Jim Jones and Jonestown, Guyana?
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:34 PM
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One of them showed up on the streets of Topeka today to celebrate the death of 2 police officers there last night....

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:14 AM
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All I can say about them is brain washed scum. I'm surprised no one hasn't ran any over yet. Then we could take signs to their funeral.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:27 AM
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Given that I believe all people can be of some good maybe the way is to buy them a one way ticket to some place like Iran and they can picket the funeral's of some muslem's. I might even pay to see that and even if it will never happen its a nice thought everytime I hear about this church group.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:43 AM
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I have been to Sandyhook,CT.several times,the town is a clean friendly new england town. If this can happen there,it can happen anywhere.Very sad,but if they show up there with all the emotions going on,it very well could be a mistake,very close to the city of N.Y.,and they are not so kind down there to scumbags like them.I haven't heard anything about them being in town,but I am quite sure,people between CT. and N.Y. will do what is needed to protect the families of though's affected.I for one,would love to kick though's scumbag a$$'$.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:48 AM
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They don't see it as hate.

They have the requisite beliefs for commiting the worst acts in history: they think they are right and that God supports them.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:56 PM
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Just received this email regarding!

I have not researched this but it came from a reliable source on the Yahoo XSPlus Email List. Hope it's true!

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The hacker group Anonymous has taken aim at the Westboro Baptist Church which we all know is the hate mongering group that protests military funerals and the like because they think that it is God’s judgement being served. They recently announced that they were going to picket the school in CT where the shooting took place. During the attack they were praising the death toll numbers coming in.

Anonymous saw this and decided enough is enough. Here is their message that was transmitted prior to them hacking and bringing down everything associated with the church. They also got their hands on all of the members’ personal info and posted it on the web. Read below and enjoy. This gave me chills.
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Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Anonymous.

As you may not have acknowledged our existence, we, on the other hand, have recognized yours. We have seen your depraved methods of disseminating your message of hate throughout The United States of America. We have witnessed you defaming the memories of those who sacrificed themselves for the security of our nation, disrupting the peace of the educational environment within high schools and universities, breeding hatred within the fragile minds of your own next of kin, desecrating the name of God by protesting in the proximity of churches and synagogues, and mangling the biblical text to conform in accordance with your malevolent cause.

Your pseudo-faith is abhorrent, and your leaders, repugnant. Your impact and cause is hazardous to the lives of millions and you fail to see the wrong in promoting the deaths of innocent people. You are self-appointed servants of God who rewrite the words of His sacred scripture to adhere to your prejudice. Your hatred supersedes your faith, and you use faith to promote your hatred.

Since your one-dimensional thought protocol will conform not to any modern logic, we will not debate, argue, or attempt to reason with you. Instead, we have unanimously deemed your organization to be harmful to the population of The United States of America, and have therefore decided to execute an agenda of action which will progressively dismantle your institution of deceitful pretext and extreme bias, and cease when your zealotry runs dry. We recognize you as serious opponents, and do not expect our campaign to terminate in a short period of time. Attrition is our weapon, and we will waste no time, money, effort, and enjoyment, in tearing your resolve into pieces, as with exposing the incongruity of your distorted faith.

Anonymous possesses a plethora of information within our network about the many divisions of Christianity and numerous other religious doctrines. Many of us are versed in the biblical text, and we can identify each and every of your violations of scripture. You abuse the Holy Bible which you do not fully comprehend and know not of the thousands of authors to impose upon other people when you can simply coalesce with your loved ones and live in the manner you deem plausible. You engage in reciprocal fornication with another man and preach adultery as a sin. You, Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper violated Deuteronomy 5:18. As a result, your son Sam is the living, breathing proof of your act of simple loneliness. Simply put, it takes not a genius to realize an arrogant woman's loose moral string, and its predilection to progressively wither and fray.

From the time you have received this message, our attack protocol has past been executed and your downfall is underway. Do not attempt to delude yourselves into thinking you can escape our reach, for we are everywhere, and all-seeing, in the same sense as God. We are a body of individuals who fight for a purpose higher than self, and seek to bring the malevolent intent of the malefactors to light.

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.

Everyone is equal.

We are Anonymous.

We are legion.

We do not forgive.

We do not forget.

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:25 PM
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Well now isn't that interesting. I hope it is true and I also hope it works. I ask you, who can the church call to investigate any harassment of them. According to the lady in the picture in BA80's message, they want the cops dead, so who will help them?? Their hate has come around to bite them in the butt. They have alienated everyone that could help them in bad times. And they deserve whatever Anonymous does to them.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:26 AM
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Another article

fter Westboro Baptist Church announced their plans to demonstrate at funerals and vigils of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, where 20 children between the ages of 6-7 were viciously gunned down, the hacker group known as Anonymous is back on the offensive.

Anonymous, a Robin-Hood-like group of ‘hactivists’ that has been working for almost a decade to ensure freedom of speech on the Internet, doesn’t like it when groups such as WBC abuse that freedom elsewhere.





According to Computer World, the animosity between Anonymous and WBC began in January 2011, when a letter was sent to WBC claiming to be from the hacker group and claiming they were about to target WBC in retaliation for planned picketing of the Arizona shootings. Anonymous said the letter was a hoax, and they had no plans that included WBC.

WBC, believing the letter was real, put out a flyer calling on Anonymous to “bring it.” (See flyer here)

So Anonymous did indeed bring it, defacing WBC’s Website during the great David Pakman’s live radio show, which that day included members from both groups. The hacker group went on to post personal information of WBC’s high ranking members, along with a map of the internal network of the church.



It seems as though Anonymous is back on the attack due to WBC’s attempt to insert themselves into this most recent national tragedy. While many Websites are reporting that the group has reposted the personal information of WBC members, Addicting Info has not been able to verify this. But the Anonymous Twitter feed did feature a message saying “Anonymous never forgets,” with the WBC “Bring It” flyer attached.

And, at the time of this writing, Anonymous Tweeted: “Called every comic book and costume store in the Newtown / Danbury, CT area, and they are all out of stock of Guy Fawkes masks. This is good.” (The ‘Guy Fawkes’ mask is the signature face of the Anonymous movement.) Looks as though Anonymous may be taking their online activism to the streets.



BREAKING: Anonymous tweets: “RIP… just succesfully filed a death certificate for sherley. Her ssn is now blocked”

Anonymous most recently made the news by purportedly claiming credit for a successful hacking mission that led to glitches suffered by Project ORCA, a poll-monitoring system that was supposed to cinch the 2012 presidential election for Mitt Romney. (See coverage here.)

Currently, there is a White House Petition – with over 30,000 signatures in less than two days – calling for the administration to legally recognize the Westboro Baptist ‘Church’ as a hate group (as it has been already recognized by several organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center).
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:10 AM
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There is currently another petition to the White House to remove their tax free status.
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Sad to say, I doubt if either of those petitions will go anywhere due to the constitutional issues involved....

Maybe 'anonymous' should give all their personal info to some indentity thieves.... you can't do much if you're flat broke....
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I don't like this "Church" a bit, but at what point do you lose your Constitutional rights simply because people don't like the message you may be spewing? I think this could become a very slippery slope if once started down.
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