Monday, December 17, 2012

Westboro Baptist, part 1: "we are coming"

I know, I know.  We  don't want to give Westboro any attention.  So of course, I struggle with even posting any news about them.  But for reasons that will become clear in this series of posts, I hope to justify to myself and others any press...and hopefully prayer..I can give them.

How the church responds..or doesn't..will be key in the days ahead.

If you need backstory on Westboro, see this,  and my previous posts on them here.

First the  new news:
Connecticut school shooting: Westboro Baptist Church planning to picket

I doubt this will come off.  They have announced pickets before, and not followed through.

Then, a crazy follow-up item:

Connecticut school shooting: Westboro Baptist Church blames Carrie Underwood

Finally, for today, one organizations's response.

The ever-hateful Westboro Baptist Church has not failed to deliver in the wake of the Newtown school massacre. The Church, notorious for picketing the funerals of fallen troops with “God Hates Fags” placards, announced Saturday that they would picket Sandy Hook elementary school, where 20 children and six adults were shot dead Friday. Tweets from the Phelps family suggest they believe the horrors in Connecticut are a punishment from God for gay marriage.
Hacker collective Anonymous was swift to respond, releasing private information of  Westboro members including email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses. This video, decrying the church for spreading “seeds of hatred” was also released. It warns, “We will destroy you. We are coming.”  LINK


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