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Anonymous Continues Westboro Church Attacks
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Andrew Hornback
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Andrew Hornback,
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1/1/2013 | 4:24:12 AM
re: Anonymous Continues Westboro Church Attacks
Breaking the law, even if it is to do something that most would consider moral, is still breaking the law.

First Amendment protects speech - somewhat vague, right? It doesn't protect speech that you necessarily agree with, it protects all speech.

Welcome to the world of cyber-vigilantism...

Andrew Hornback
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12/23/2012 | 8:51:09 PM
re: Anonymous Continues Westboro Church Attacks
I would like to let you know about a petition that I have started. I would like to have the zip code of Topeka, Ks. changed. You may or may not know that Topeka, Ks. is where the HATE group WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH, is located. Why is this significant? The zip code for Topeka, Ks. is 666--. (last two numbers change with the region in the city). I would like to change the zip code to 888--, which would represent loving kindness, instead of hate.
We have all heard of Westboro Baptist Church, if you aren't familiar with the name, maybe you've heard of their actions. These are the people who protest at our soldiers funerals when they come home from fighting for our freedom. These are the people who planned to protest at the funerals of the five Amish girls executed in their Pennsylvania school. These are the people who stomp on our American flag at these demonstrations. These people also enjoy tax exempt status as a church. This is a hate group, plain and simple.
Now they are demonstrating at the funerals of the 26 people who were killed last week in the most recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. They are holding up signs saying that the shooter was sent FROM GOD to kill them to send a message that this is God's punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality. How much hatred must a person have inside of them to carry a sign that reads GǣThank God for dead babiesGǥ?
According to Wikipedia, The WBC is not affiliated with any Baptist denomination, including the two largest Baptist denominations, the Baptist World Alliance or the Southern Baptist Convention, both of which have denounced the WBC over the years. The church describes itself as following Primitive Baptist and Calvinist principles
The number 666 symbolizes hatred, like the swastika has also come to symbolize hatred. The swastika was once a prominent religious symbol that now represents the hatred and maniacal mind of one man in particular. To me, the number 666 doesn't bring forth images of the devil, but if I see someone sporting the number, I think of hate. I think that making the cult Westboro Baptist Church write 888--, (loving kindness), in their address on all of their HATE MAIL, fliers, and group information, would be essentially like making them replace the hate with hearts and kittens. :)
Granted, this will not make a difference in the way that they think, but will give us the opportunity to voice our disdain for them in a peaceful, yet powerful way. To have this group know, that we did this simply to take the hate out of something as basic as their zip code, would be awesome. They would have to write this everyday, and be reminded everyday that we will not tolerate their hatred. It is a very peaceful, yet potentially powerful change.
Please share this message with everyone that you can.
The petition is here:
http://www.change.org/petition...
EVVJSK
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EVVJSK,
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12/23/2012 | 2:26:13 PM
re: Anonymous Continues Westboro Church Attacks
God CLEARLY wants these attacks on Westboro to continue, because he is allowing it to happen. I applaud these efforts as they are not causing any real harm and serve to show the Westboro people that their message (and more importantly the way they chose to deliver it) has consequences. They are entitled to their opinions(as crazy and unfounded as they are), however the method they chose to use to thrust it upon people who are grieving is in the poorest of taste. As ye sow, shall ye reap Westboro !
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12/20/2012 | 10:11:32 PM
re: Anonymous Continues Westboro Church Attacks
I hope that all hackers around the world attack this persona non grata and all who stand with him.
Labrat
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12/20/2012 | 10:09:33 PM
re: Anonymous Continues Westboro Church Attacks
When a so called "church" has the audacity to boycott children's funerals, the government ought to sweep in and arrest the entire bunch. Just who does this Phelps creep think he is anyway? I hope that he rots on the toilet for his blaspheme.
Mikie B
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12/20/2012 | 7:32:44 PM
re: Anonymous Continues Westboro Church Attacks
While I respect and honor the first Amendment, I feel the actions Westboro Church performs at funerals for the departed are in BAD taste. I applaud Anonymous in their endeavers.
tech_head
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12/20/2012 | 7:02:18 PM
re: Anonymous Continues Westboro Church Attacks
YES!!!!
ANON1234301472779
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12/20/2012 | 6:30:00 PM
re: Anonymous Continues Westboro Church Attacks
Good. WBC is a hate group.
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12/20/2012 | 5:37:45 PM
re: Anonymous Continues Westboro Church Attacks
Phelps should be locked up in an insane asylum!


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