Anonymous hackers attack Westboro Baptist church after they plan protest in Newtown
Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket and protest in Newtown Connecticut, possibly disrupting funerals and services. The hacker organization Anonymous targeted the church in the ongoing between the two groups.
On Sunday, Gizmodo shared a detailed report on the ongoing battle between Anonymous and the radical so-called church group that targets gays and soldiers. In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings, where 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 27 adults and children before committing suicide, a funeral picket was scheduled.
Anonymous has now published a list of Westboro Baptist Church members along with plenty of personal information such as home addresses, emails, and phone numbers. On the more legal end of the activism spectrum, the group is also pushing a petition to legally recognize the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.
Anonymous allegedly hacked the Westboro Baptist Church computer system live on air earlier this year.
Inquisitr said it was contacted Sunday by someone claiming to represent the hacktivist group. The email read:
“Just hacked Westboro’s site. Freedom of speech is one thing. But freedom to hate is another. A domain such as ‘godhatesfags.com’ should not exist despite rumblings of members picketing Sandy Hook. Those families have enough anguish to deal with.
Anonymous also allegedly posted a video message for the group outlines their intent to have them recognized as a hate group. The message reads in part:
“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.”