Group's Plans to Picket at Sandy Hook is Met With Cyberattack
5 months ago
Pledge to foil plans by controversial church to protest gay wed at site of massacre.
What better time to protest homosexuality than during the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. A group of “activists” from Topeka, Kan.'s controversial Westboro Baptist Church have decided to picket at Sandy Hook Elementary, saying that the murders at the Newtown, Conn., school was God’s response to gay marriage. Church members are known for protesting outside the funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers, indicating their deaths are linked to immorality in the United States, including the nation's relative acceptance of gays and gay marriage.
Upon hearing of the group's plans for Newtown, a group of hackers (apparently led by a 15-year old going by the alias Cosmo the God) took over Westboro Baptist Church's (WBC) Twitter feeds and released phone numbers, home addresses and personal email accounts. Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) has been posting updates on possible hotels WBC members may decide to stay while in Newtown, Conn. So far, it's been reported that WBC members are not staying in Northwest Connecticut—and are not welcome. (Philly.com)
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