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Shortly after the gay-obsessed Westboro Baptist Church announced that its members would picket the funerals of victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., the hackers collective Anonymous went to work. The group claimed to have successfully filed a death certificate for Shirley Phelps-Roper, the church’s spokesperson and to have updated Phelps-Roper’s desktop to gay porn.
Anonymous also posted the personal contact information and the location of the church’s primary organizers via Twitter. As a result, Twitter suspended one of the primary accounts associated with Anonymous, @YourAnonNews, as well as Phelps-Roper’s Twitter account, which had been taken over by Anonymous.
In a video released on Dec. 18, Anonymous warns Westboro of its impending downfall and vows to “dismantle the church.”
“Your downfall is underway,” says a voice in the video. “Since your one-dimensional thought protocol will conform not to any modern logic, we will not debate, argue, or attempt to reason with you.”
But Black Lotus, a Web security firm, went to the aid of the infamous “God Hates Fags” church, providing the group with attack protection. The firm, however, has vowed to donate all money received for its services from Westboro to charity.
“It is important to avoid setting a precedent that information should be suppressed merely because of its content,” said Black Lotus CEO Jeffrey Lyon in a statement that was published by www.globalpost.com. “Regardless, Black Lotus is a human organization with our own set of standards and principles and in support of such we will donate all WBC revenue, and then some, to ensure that our relationship with WBC is on a zero revenue basis.”
Westboro Baptist Church, which is led by the fiery hell-and-damnation preacher Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kan., blames gays for the shootings at the elementary school, along with every other atrocity experienced by the United States and its citizens.