Anonymous Expect UsThe Westboro Baptist Church has been hacked by the online activist group known as Anonymous thanks to the hate group’s planned protest at the funerals of the victims of the Connecticut school shooting.

The WBC announced yesterday that it would picket at Sandy Hook Elementary School following the massacre there that took the lives of 27 people, 10 of which were young children.



Westboro’s Shirley Phelps-Roper tweeted on Saturday:

“Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.”

WBC Sandy Hook Protest Tweet

Almost instantaneously, Anonymous initiated an operation against the WBC to discourage them from protesting at the school and compounding the misery there.

In a video uploaded to video sharing site Vimeo, Anonymous states:

We will not allow you to corrupt the minds of America with your seeds of hatred. We will not allow you to inspire aggression to the social factions which you deem inferior. We will render you obsolete. We will destroy you. We are coming.

Anonymous swiftly hacked the Westboro Baptist website and published the private information of many its members, including email addresses, phone numbers, and even home addresses.  This, by the way, is not the first time Anonymous has hacked the WBC.

tweet posted by Westboro member Margie Phelps confirms that the hate group believes that President Barack Obama’s tears as he addressed the nation were fake and that gay marriage is to blame for the Connecticut massacre.

Margie Phelps Fag Marriage Tweet

Anonymous has also begun a petition on the official White House petition portal to have the U.S. government “legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.”

That petition has thus far amassed more than 45,000 signatures.  A petition needs to obtain 25,000 signatures in order to be reviewed by the White House.

The Westboro Baptist Church has responded to the attack from Anonymous by releasing a video call “God Sent the Shooter,” which it says is a message for Connecticut…and it’s extremely offensive.

You can view the video from Anonymous, the video from WBC, and the transcript of the Anonymous video below.


Hello, Westboro Baptist Church.

Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Anonymous.

As you may not have acknowledged our existence, we, on the otherhand, have recognized yours. We have seen your depraved methods of disseminating your message of hate throughout The United States of America. We have witnessed you defaming the memories of those who sacrificed themselves for the security of our nation, disrupting the peace of the educational environment within high schools and universities, breeding hatred within the fragile minds of your own next of kin, desecrating the name of God by protesting in the proximity of churches and synagogues, and mangling the biblical text to conform in accordance with your malevolent cause.

Your pseudo-faith is abhorrent, and your leaders, repugnant. Your impact and cause is hazardous to the lives of millions and you fail to see the wrong in promoting the deaths of innocent people. You are self-appointed servants of God who rewrite the words of His sacred scripture to adhere to your prejudice. Your hatred supersedes your faith, and you use faith to promote your hatred.

Since your one-dimensional thought protocol will conform not to any modern logic, we will not debate, argue, or attempt to reason with you. Instead, we have unanimously deemed your organization to be harmful to the population of The United States of America, and have therefore decided to execute an agenda of action which will progressively dismantle your institution of deceitful pretext and extreme bias, and cease when your zealotry runs dry. We recognize you as serious opponents, and do not expect our campaign to terminate in a short period of time. Attrition is our weapon, and we will waste no time, money, effort, and enjoyment, in tearing your resolve into pieces, as with exposing the incongruity of your distorted faith.

Anonymous possesses a plethora of information within our network about the many divisions of Christianity and numerous other religious doctrines. Many of us are versed in the biblical text, and we can identify each and every of your violations of scripture. You abuse the Holy Bible which you do not fully comprehend and know not of the thousands of authors to impose upon other people when you can simply coalesce with your loved ones and live in the manner you deem plausible. You engage in reciprocal fornication with another man and preach adultery as a sin. You, Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper violated Deuteronomy 5:18. As a result, your son Sam is the living, breathing proof of your act of simple loneliness. Simply put, it takes not a genius to realize an arrogant woman’s loose moral string, and its predilection to progressively wither and fray.

From the time you have received this message, our attack protocol has past been executed and your downfall is underway. Do not attempt to delude yourselves into thinking you can escape our reach, for we are everywhere, and all-seeing, in the same sense as God. We are a body of individuals who fight for a purpose higher than self, and seek to bring the malevolent intent of the malefactors to light.

We will not allow you to corrupt the minds of America with your seeds of hatred. We will not allow you to inspire aggression to the social factions which you deem inferior. We will render you obsolete. We will destroy you. We are coming.

Everyone is equal.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
Expect us.