December 18, 2012
Disgusted by Westboro Baptist’s plans to picket a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the hacker collective is waging a cyber war against the hate-mongering religious group. The Topeka, Kan.-based church has announced its plan to come to Connecticut to protest memorials and funerals over the state’s 2008 legalization of gay marriage.
Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.
Anonymous, which has previously targeted the Websites of NATO and the Church of Scientology, says it has taken down Westboro’s atrociously named site, godhatesfags.com, and posted the phone numbers and residential addresses of church members. The hacker collective also announced on their Twitter feed that they are in possession of members’ social security numbers and have filed for a death certificate for Shirley Phelps-Roper, the spokeswoman of the church, Ars Technica reports. ”We will not allow you to corrupt the minds of America with your seeds of hatred,” they said in a video posted online. ”…We will render you obsolete. We will destroy you. We are coming.”