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Westboro Baptist Church Member Says Group Will Picket Sandy Hook Elementary

Hacker group posts info on Westboro members in response to protest announcement.

A member of Westboro Baptist Church, the group that is known for picketing funerals of soldiers and AIDS victims, says the group plans to picket Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Examiner.com.

A day after Friday's shooting in Newtown, CT, where police said 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother and then 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, Westboro Baptist member Shirley Phelps-Roper posted a message on Twitter that the group would "sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment."

Fellow member Margie Phelps, according to Examiner.com, tweeted "Westboro 'God hates Fags' Baptist Church is planning to picket at Sandy Hook, to praise 'God's judgment.'”

Westboro Baptist Church is a Kansas-based organization that has gained national attention through its pickets at U.S. soldiers' funerals, by assailing homosexuality and even calling Barack Obama "the anti-Christ." Previous messages by Phelps-Roper have come prior to protests by the group. However, the group has threatened to protest at other high-profile incidents in the nation, but then failed to show up.

In apparent retribution for the protest threats, the hackers group Anonymous posted information — names, addresses, telephone numbers — of Westboro members online.

CNET reports that the posting of the data is part of a campaign dubbed #OPWestBoro to counter the efforts of Westboro Baptist Church members. Westboro also released a video called "God Sent the Shooter," saying it is a "message for Connecticut."

JJ December 16, 2012 at 11:54 PM
This is NOT the place for this; these people have already suffered way TOO much. Seek your media attention somewhere else.
Beach Lover December 17, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Are these people serious??? Disgusting.....
Lavender December 17, 2012 at 02:16 AM
I can only hope that it's all sound and fury on WBC's part and that they will, as they have done many times before, chicken out of picketing like they claim they will. However, the best thing we--and particularly the media--can do is simply ignore them. It's hard for them to get their message of hate out if no one is paying them any attention.
Michael Woyton (Editor) December 17, 2012 at 02:22 AM
I had to cover Natasha Richardson's funeral a few years ago and Westboro said they were going to show up to protest her advocacy against AIDS. Westboro was a no show.
J Philip Faranda December 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM
I seem to recall their no-showing a Rockland County event also. Where in the world do they get their funding? Who would write them a check?
Ryan Buncher (Editor) December 17, 2012 at 12:08 PM
That seems to be their pattern of late. They make noise about protesting so they can get a little publicity, but they don't actually show up.
joe white December 17, 2012 at 01:48 PM
there was a local man killed in action here in Wheeling, WV. these idiots was going to protest his funeral so a few of our local motorcycle clubs went to the funeral for our friend the idiots never showed up. no balls. just sayin
Chris December 17, 2012 at 01:53 PM
The crowds will trample these protesters and they will get what they deserve.
ingeborg oppenheimer December 17, 2012 at 02:50 PM
one has to wonder whether this church's membership consists largely of homosexual folks who are not able to accept themselves as they are and choose instead to blast hatred of themselves and others like themselves over the community.
Jeanne December 17, 2012 at 05:04 PM
There is no end to the idiocy of these cretins. For them to be called a "church" is insane, I'm sure God is not pleased with them. If they actually show up I hope they are taken care of in whatever manner makes them disappear.
Jim Byrne December 17, 2012 at 05:44 PM
These people shouldn't even be reported on. Do not feed the trolls.
JM December 17, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Talk about hate.... I can think of numerous nut jobs in D.C. who our country would be better off without, but I wish them no harm. However, for Westboro and pedophiles (to me they are the same) I would feel no remorse in reading of their ultimate demise.
Kevin Zawacki (Editor) December 17, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Yes, they had planned to protest a play at Nyack High School in 2010, but called it off. http://patch.com/A-ckNK
Jay Smith December 18, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Does anyone has their E-mail, address and names? This way we could flood them with millions of massages and maybe some threats to beat them up. This might keep them quite, at least for a while.
John Whitley December 18, 2012 at 01:55 AM
A few years ago Westboro Baptist "Church" DID turn up in Nyack when Mayor Shields had pledged to perform gay marriages. Thousands turned up to protest their presence in the Village. I got to stand just a few feet away from Shirley Phelps-Roper and see the pure hatred on her moronic face. Somewhere in my e-mail archives I have the unbelievably ignorant, homophobic, disgusting messages she sent me. They are scum. Their agenda twists and perverts any sense of "religion". They will ALL burn in Hell for eternity.
John Whitley December 18, 2012 at 01:59 AM
They planned to protest "The Laramie Project" at Nyack High School but then they remembered the thousands who showed up a few years previously to protest their appearance in South Nyack. Westboro seem to be scary, but remember, it is a Church that consists 95% of members of their widely-inbred family.
Wayne Riley December 18, 2012 at 07:12 AM
Westboro Baptist Church 3701 SW 12th St Topeka, KS 66604 Phone: 785-273-0325 Email: wbclist@speakfree.net Email: info@phelpschartered.com Email: chockenbarger@cox.net http://www.godhatesfags.com/ Phelps Law Firm Phelps Chartered 1414 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612 PO Box 1886 Topeka, KS 66601 Phone: 785-233-4162 Fax: 785-233-0766 Fax: 785-969-9017 Email: info@phelpschartered.com Email: slpr@cox.net Email: kjhoffice@speakfree.net http://www.phelpschartered.com/ Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr Founder of Westboro Baptist Church Husband of Margerie “Margie” M. Simms 3791 SW 12th Street Topeka, KS 66604 Po Box 1886 Topeka, KS 66601 Email: wbclist@speakfree.net Email: info@phelpschartered.com Phone: 785-272-4135 Phone: 785-273-0325 Phone: 785-273-0338 Fax: 785-273-9228 Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper Lawyer at Phelps Chartered Born Oct. 10, 1957 Daughter of Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr Wife of Brent D. Roper 3640 SW Churchilll Topeka, KS 66604 Email: slpr@cox.net Email: kjhoffice@speakfree.net Email: th8asluf@godhatesamerica.com Email: brid1611kjv@bellsouth.net Email: info@phelpschartered.com Phone: 785-273-1080 Phone: 785-272-8559 Home: 785-273-1445 Home: 785-273-0277 Home: 785-272-1619 Home: 785-273-0325 Home: 785-273-0277 Home: 785-273-0325 Work: 785-233-4162 Work: 785-273-0068
steff December 18, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Not Baptist and not a church they are evil and they will burn in hell.if it were one of their children they would probly have the same sick way of thinking.
BG7 December 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Its a possible explanation.
Staczeh December 19, 2012 at 04:18 AM
WOW! What Hypocrytes!...All I can say is I lost my mother in October and she is up in heaven taking care of all of the new angels. WBBC you will have to answer to God. Hope you are ready.
Tim Donnelly December 19, 2012 at 10:02 AM
My sentiments exactly! To exploit a family grieving the loss of a loved one is something I find repugnant.
Wayne Riley December 19, 2012 at 09:09 PM
I previously posted the contact info that was free to anyone on the internet, I hope you good people use it and keep this vermin out of your town. They are just a bunch of attention whores and probaply won't show up, but if they do, I hope you decide to stone these bottom feeders. By the way, you should contact the wife, she wears the pants in this family of inbreeders....well when she's not inbreeding anyway.
Linda Mello December 21, 2012 at 03:19 AM
These people do not believe in God that is evident, I am a Baptist and that isn't what I've been taught. They will feel the wrath of God through their hatred. God is love not hate.
Issy December 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM
On the contrary these people very much do believe in god (the same one as you) and one certainly capable of heinous acts against children. 2 Kings 2 23-24
jo December 21, 2012 at 12:53 PM
I use to think that the "imagine" son written by John Lennon was blasphemy.. now the longer I live and see the horrors committed in the name of all religions.. I have come away a non believer and believe the words of his song ..so on spot..
Richard. K. Reed January 28, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Need to protest in Washington dc make a date I will be there

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