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December 17th, 2012
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Anonymous hackers take down Westboro Baptist Church website

For once I like something the Anonymous hackers did.....

The hacktivist network Anonymous has released what it claims to be a cache of personal details of members of the Westboro Baptist Church, after members of the controversial religious group said on Twitter that they would picket Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the scene of a mass shooting where 26 children and adults were killed on Friday.

Supporters of Anonymous, a subversive community of digital activists and internet trolls, appear to have taken down the extremist group's website, most likely through a distributed denial of service, or DDoS attack. They also posted a YouTube video threatening to "destroy" the group.

Westboro is a small extremist group based in Topeka, Kansas, notorious for picketing the funerals of soldiers and victims of shootings with tastelessly-worded placards, claiming tragic events are God's punishment for the existence of homosexuality.

Bravo, Anonymous - despite your anti-Semitic views and irrational behavior in the past: this almost kind of makes up for all the other stupid crap you've pulled.  Now, get back to playing Call of Duty in your mother's basement or whatever it is that you do when you're not hating the Jews.

Then there's this.......

White House petition started to recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group

There's a lot of ridiculous petitions on the White House website, but here's one I actually support....

Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

This group has been recognized as a hate group by organizations, such as The Southern Poverty Law Center, and has repeatedly displayed the actions typical of hate groups.

Their actions have been directed at many groups, including homosexuals, military, Jewish people and even other Christians. They pose a threat to the welfare and treatment of others and will not improve without some form of imposed regulation.

Absolutely!  If we get enough signatures can this actually happen?  God, I hope so.  Sad thing is, it still doesn't have as many signatures as the petition to remove Donald Trump as a spokesperson for Macy's.

-W&J's Producer



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