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Hackers warn Westboro Church: Stop now or els
CbsNews ^ | February 19, 2011 | staff reporter

Posted on 02/20/2011 6:06:33 AM PST by Daffynition

A group of hacktivists acting under the banner, "Anonymous," has warned a church with a controversial history that unspoken retribution will follow it continues its practice of inflammatory protests.

In an open letter to the Westboro Baptist Church, Anonymous has put the anti-gay, fundamentalist church on notice that "the damage incurred will be irreversible," and that "neither your institution nor your congregation will ever be able to fully recover."

The Westboro Baptist Church is led by Rev. Fred Phelps. It has drawn particular attention for carrying out anti-gay protests at funerals of military servicemen with signs celebrating the deaths of the soldiers with signs like "God Hates the USA" or "Thank God for 9/11." The group operates a website with the URL godhatesfags.com.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: anonymous; godhatestheusa; phelps; westboro
Hacktivists. Is someone looking for attention?
1 posted on 02/20/2011 6:06:34 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

I don’t have a dog in this fight but I’m popping my popcorn.


2 posted on 02/20/2011 6:08:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Daffynition
Stop now or els

Don't sick Ernie on them.....anything but that!


3 posted on 02/20/2011 6:08:35 AM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: cripplecreek
Go large.


4 posted on 02/20/2011 6:09:41 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition
unspoken retribution

That weren't no hacker.


That was God.

5 posted on 02/20/2011 6:11:17 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Daffynition

Can we craft a letter on behalf of WBC and tell Anonymous they dont have the balls to try and DNS or hack the websites and even if they did, “our” AOL spam blocker will keep them out? ;o)


6 posted on 02/20/2011 6:12:02 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: Daffynition

Er, why don’t we just have some Marines beat them up next time they protest at a military funeral? I’m sure the police could arrange to have other business at the time.


7 posted on 02/20/2011 6:16:10 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: Daffynition

I hate what the westboro’s are doing. But, these anonymous hackers aren’t any better. If they are so brave why don’t they do it in their faces. I don’t like the anonymous, sounds like a bunch of chickens to me.


8 posted on 02/20/2011 6:20:09 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Daffynition
Hackers are the last dealers of true justice. If these people are the real deal they can ruin the church. All of their money will disappear and other computer related info will be gone. Their lives will be hell.

If it is just some kids playing the FBI will sadly track them down and arrest them for terrorist threats.

9 posted on 02/20/2011 6:22:20 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I think Anon (originating from the board 4chan) are a mix of various people with various degrees of competence. Some will be excellent hackers, and some will be kids who don’t have a clue what they’re doing and will get caught....


10 posted on 02/20/2011 6:27:30 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Daffynition
the anti-gay, fundamentalist church
Anti-gay? Really?

How do we know they are "anti-gay"? Because they say they are?

I prefer to judge what they do, not what they say. What funerals do they harass? Funerals of gays who died of AIDS? Nope.

They harass the families of fallen US military.

They aren't anti-gay.

They are anti-American.

11 posted on 02/20/2011 6:29:43 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Daffynition


12 posted on 02/20/2011 6:32:07 AM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: mad_as_he$$

Someone pointed out:

*When did the Anon note go up? The article is from Saturday afternoon. If Phelps & Co. had that response ready to go immediately on their website and put it up the same day... they’re totally faking it.*

They are the smoking gun.


13 posted on 02/20/2011 6:43:17 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: proxy_user
why don’t we just have some Marines beat them up

I actually suspect that something like that is just what they want.

Those Westboro monsters - and they are monsters - would take a bruising, then sue for millions. It's their payday.

While I certainly don't condone any illegal actions - except perhaps against monsters - a sophisticated computer attack against Westboro would fit right in with the concept of righteous street justice.

14 posted on 02/20/2011 6:49:06 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Daffynition

Hack their bank accounts, transfer their money to the LBGT Alliance. Let them fight the gays to get it back.


15 posted on 02/20/2011 6:51:14 AM PST by umgud
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To: listenhillary

Or els? Oh, no, anything but els, please! Doun drow me in dat dar els patch!!!


16 posted on 02/20/2011 6:51:22 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: edpc

“Don’t sick Ernie on them.....anything but that!”

Ernie was once great. I would consider him now to be a hacktivist.


17 posted on 02/20/2011 6:59:08 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: Daffynition
the anti-gay, fundamentalist church

This "church" has nothing to do with Christianity. They are a family of lawyers looking for lawsuits.

18 posted on 02/20/2011 7:02:48 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: MsLady
If they are so brave why don’t they do it in their faces.

Because the Phelps family pukes are lawyers and they know how to "game" the system. Anyone that comes after them in the open loses.

19 posted on 02/20/2011 7:04:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Daffynition

20 posted on 02/20/2011 7:21:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

“I should have used Preparation H!”


21 posted on 02/20/2011 7:23:47 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: Daffynition
Based on the WBC's previous antics, I think the *hacktivists should just start in on 'em now.

*- good new word

22 posted on 02/20/2011 7:28:52 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Daffynition

Only a complete idiot announces his intentions ahead of time.


23 posted on 02/20/2011 7:47:27 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: BuffaloJack
Exactly.

Such warnings do not deter the evil,it only puts them on their guard.

Best "hacking" would be something that totally messed up the target AND the hacker never says a word or hint to anyone.The urge to brag has landed thousands in jails and graves.

24 posted on 02/20/2011 7:55:48 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Daffynition
Wouldn't surprise me if the “church” manufactured this. That said I am rooting for the hackers.
25 posted on 02/20/2011 8:04:03 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Ditto. I wouldn’t put it past ‘em.


26 posted on 02/20/2011 8:07:54 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Which it why this whole hoopla *stinks*, IMO.


27 posted on 02/20/2011 8:09:03 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: edpc

Wha? Golf...hackers...you don’t see the connection? Meh.


28 posted on 02/20/2011 8:10:54 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: JoeProBono

29 posted on 02/20/2011 8:14:40 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

30 posted on 02/20/2011 8:17:46 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Daffynition
The el you say.


31 posted on 02/20/2011 8:37:16 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy
You are entering the BO zone.............


32 posted on 02/20/2011 9:18:37 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

I used to think these guys were full of poop myself but the same guys were the ones who brought that turner radio guy expose out Hal Turner I think was his name, later everything they said about him was true.


33 posted on 02/20/2011 9:21:52 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Lees Swrd

Weird feeling, eh? It’s like when I find myself rarely siding with the ACLU.


34 posted on 02/20/2011 9:26:15 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

It sure is. I actually talked to some of these guys after hearing about hal tuner I went on IRC channel they hang on some of them know their stuff a few of them are pretty decent and some are cellar dwellers lol.


35 posted on 02/20/2011 9:54:27 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: DJ MacWoW

Ohhhh I see, I didn’t know that. The Westboro church is not part of the body of Christ. I really hate what they are doing. They are not following Jesus. They are abusing His precious name. What they do is a shameful thing.


36 posted on 02/20/2011 12:00:06 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady
They've been sued and they win. The "church" is only family members. I doubt they know Christ but they do know law. I can't remember all the details but they picketed a soldiers funeral, there was a lawsuit and the soldiers Father ended up owing them $18,000. I think Matt 7: 22-23 applies to people like them.

22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

37 posted on 02/20/2011 12:28:20 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Yes I remember now about the soldiers Father. That is beyond shameful. They have no clue as to who Christ is. Are they just covering themselves against some kind of lawsuit by posing as a church? I agree with the verse you posted, Matt 7:22-23 that would definitely apply to them. No one who knew Christ would do such a thing as they are doing.

Also Matt. 7:16 By their fruit you will recognize them.

These people are not my brothers our sisters in Christ. I just hope they see what they are doing before it's to late for them.

38 posted on 02/20/2011 12:53:47 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady
I just hope they see what they are doing before it's to late for them.

Considering who their master is and their hatred I'm not too hopeful. But then that's why it's called a "miracle". :-)

39 posted on 02/20/2011 2:34:10 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Exactly!!! I have often thought, especially in the past, God can’t change a person because they are so bad and so far from Him. Only to be surprised. We may think it’s impossible, but, with God, everything is possible. :)


40 posted on 02/20/2011 4:51:09 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: edpc

Funny ! Ernie Els is a crossword favorite.

I never heard of him before doing the puzzles.


41 posted on 02/20/2011 4:56:54 PM PST by Mears
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To: DJ MacWoW

By their fruits ye shall know them!


42 posted on 02/20/2011 7:51:06 PM PST by conservativguy99
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To: conservativguy99

Yes and that’s some rotten fruit.


43 posted on 02/20/2011 7:59:48 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: MsLady

You are so right! I read about the death of that ex-abortionist turned pro-life Catholic-Christian, Bernard Nathanson today. He repented from his disastrous choices.


44 posted on 02/21/2011 8:19:00 PM PST by conservativguy99
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To: conservativguy99

How awesome is that!!! You just never know when you pray for someone what will happen. Doesn’t matter how we feel about the person or the fact that they seem to us like a lost cause. Bernard Nathanson is a great example.


45 posted on 02/22/2011 4:44:41 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

It truly was a profound conversion. I get shivers up my spine thinking about it. So many sinners have seen the light (for lack of a better term), like St. Augustine, St Paul, Fr. Corapi etc. It happens every day. Just wow.


46 posted on 02/22/2011 6:29:15 PM PST by conservativguy99
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To: conservativguy99

Amen to that!!! Well, we are all sinners and come short of the glory of God. But, I know what you mean, coming to know Jesus saving grace, especially when your so deep into such a dark ugly vile sin. And PRAISE GOD this man came to know Him before it was to late. God is good ALL the time.


47 posted on 02/22/2011 7:03:56 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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