There is not much sicker than the Westboro Baptist Church bunch. Located in Topeka, Kansas, WBC is headed by Fred Phelps and consists of about 40 members, many of whom are part of Phelps’ large family. To get a sense of their heinous tactics, their church homepage is www.godhatesfags.com and they have picketed hundreds of funerals ranging from fallen soldiers to rape/murder victims to people who have succumbed to cancer. They claim that these people deserved to die because of their sins and the sins of America. Hiding behind the name of God and a phony veil of righteousness, the WBC people hate like no other.
The WBC has now sunk to a new low, and this has sparked something very interesting. Not surprisingly (though still unthinkable), the WBC has claimed that the Sandy Hook children who were killed last Friday deserved to die. They were going to protest the Sunday night vigil for the families who lost loved ones, and a spokeswoman for the group relayed that they were going to go to the vigil and sing songs in “praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.” The WBC should be condemned, but their hatred and stupidity aren’t interesting anymore. Alas, they are doing what they always do now. What is interesting is that their recent atrocity has gotten the undivided attention of the underground vigilante group, Anonymous. And these dudes don’t fool around.
Anonymous is a subversive “hactivist” group with mad internet tech skills. There is no leader, but when a common goal is formed, they can do big damage by taking down sites, hacking into servers, and messing with code. They have hacked into the Pentagon, other nation governments, and many businesses all in the name of upholding what they take to be decent morals. They played a big role in organizing the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ok, enough of that. They are many, they are skilled, they should be feared if they target you. In light of WBC’s response to the Sandy Hook shooting, they are now targeting WBC. Here is their video (which I think is pretty cool! – especially the end):
I’m so rooting for them!