I didn’t know Ms Phelps group were including anonymous too in their spouting off. Her group seems more occupied with sex than gay people.
Personally I’m glad their site is down because although we’ve all heard what they have to say and everyone seems to agree that they try to spread hatred.
why I love anonymous:
they occupy against those who have created the financial crisis, oppose homophobes, and also stick up for Muslim women who are facing a ban on wearing the veil, because that same ethos affects their right wear face masks to be ‘anonymous’ and to do brilliant things like this.
They are on the money! I wish we could in the LGBT community be more like this too.
Ps if you like this go see V for Vendetta….
Anonymous is a covert Christian group that wears the mask of Guy Fawkes who was a Catholic terrorist. Why do you think they wear a Catholic’s mask, like the KKK does? They are Catholics and Christians, that is why they attack other religions. The main reason they attack Westboro Baptist church is because the church is an embarrassment to all Christians because of their insane behavior but that is what these people are. Don’t be fooled by these fakes who pretend to be something they are not. They are a trick to fool the weak minded and control them. If 80% of the western world is Christian that means the majority of Anonymous people are Christian/Catholics. Their real agenda is a Christian one, much like a Trojan Horse into the minorities who want help but end up getting betrayed by these evil people.
My son just found this idiotic women from that church on you tube. All I can say we have let freedom of speech go too far!!! I can’t even take my daughter to the circus or a concert (Miley Cyrus a couple of years ago) without getting into it with these idiots. So thank you anonymous for taking action. We all should be free to believe in what we want to without having someone screaming at you or your children. If she hates this country do much Leave ! She choses to be here no one is making her. She is just a hateful women who is Evil.
Thank you Anonymous for bringing some social justice into the world today (when government wouldn’t)
Social justice or mob justice?
…obviously social justice, Tina.
That’s not what anon does, was just a biproduct of searching for lulz
thankyou anon x
“God hates fags: assumption. Anonymous hates leeches: fact.”
Fact: Anonymous hates the law.
Hacking into other people’s websites is a crime.
Fact: No-one’s arsed.
…another bolw for social justice , i would venture, Tina.
Anon rules, yea.
Im a born again Christian – i know God loves fags. As he loves everyone. How dare this CULT use the Christian FAITH to spill out such bigotry and hatred. They will answer before The Almighty God on the day of judgement for their actions!!! Thank you Anonymous. You have made one gay Christian very very happy!!!
anon doing what they do best acting when the elected wont
This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in ages. I just love the attitude of the anonymous … Sounds like a pokémon ^^ twinned with the unknown.
As saying the attitude of we gave you a chance now you burn ….
Oh it’s so cool…. Social vigilante activism at it’s best.
Why not just hack the Pentagon, make use of a cruse missile to eliminate the God hats fags church once and for all!
.. oh that it were that easy, Helen. Unfortunately theres keys and all sorts of security involved , or it would have been done long ago. But their day is close don’t worry.
Just how many people belong to this “church”? I can’t believe that they have the money to travel around the country to do all these protests. Their double wides must be mortgaged and refinanced to the max!
How many? The last published number was 71, which is consistent with other reports. They are mostly related by marriage or genetics.
You are in the US, ask your congresscritter to ask if the IRS has checked their accounting.
Because they sue people for a living David. Most of them are attorneys and they look for every single opportunity to annoy people into giving them a settlement.
It consists of the Cryptmaster’s (Fred’s) extended families. Sadly, they made their money as civil rights advocates back in the 1950s. Then Fred had a brain fart, or something. He still beats his adult kids and grandkids to “teach them the ways of the church.” He’s a real horror story. But they’re clever lawyers … clever enough to skirt the edges of the law without being arrested.
They are being bankrolled by the monies the bilked out of there clients, the winnings from lawsuits, and a local banker. The church is essentially made up of family members and a few outsiders that have been indoctrinated. They own nearly a whole block of homes with the church on one side and a tall fence connecting all the properties.
The “church” is pretty much one extended family. They live very well because they are tax free and they primarily are in the lawsuit business. They antagonize people to the point that they get pushed, touched or otherwise assaulted, then they sue.
I’m a happily married (28 years) mostly straight mildly bigendered father of 4 great adult kids who also happens to run a pretty hot startup. I also live in Texas. I also believe that anon. ROCKS and that these lulz are just the *start* of the coming cyberwar between Those That Get It, and those that never will. The future is liberty and joyous pursuit of happiness, not silly, vicious, lying, people-hating anti-Christs called the Westboro Baptist Church.
All over the world people are waking up. Encourage the Age of Aquarius and never give up, never surrender.
Be Big Damn Heroes.
Meanwhile, WE ARE LEGION.
You quoted both Firefly and Galaxy Quest…..you freaking RULE. :D:D:D
HA HA HA
HAR HAR HAR
HAW HAW HAW
….mmm..eh, eh :)
I can think of some other websites in the UK he can start working on….
Look forward to hearing of more successful crashes of so called “church”, “christian” websites….
You guys are very welcome for the lulz. We simply got tired of WBC attempting to get as much media attention as possible by biting our hands. Low Orbit Ion Cannon mean anything to you? :)
This is personal but have you seen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OpOgwUukcA&feature=player_embedded
(done by “Resistance Thinking” – youth group run by the Saltshakers – who have also separately posted their own nonsense about our case on their website against Christian Youth Camps Ltd)
Firstly: Hats off to Anonymous for bringing the WBC down a peg. :)
Secondly: The LOIC + an onion router (not Tor though, IIRC it’s protecting journalists) in an easy-to-use, *cross-platform package would, IMO = more participants in worthy causes.
*I use current versions of Ubuntu.
If you DDOS a proxy you just take down the proxy right?
Yes, it would seem so:
“How do I use a proxy with LOIC?
* You don’t. If you do you will simply be DDoSing the proxy instead. Think of it as trying to shoot a RPG at your neighbor’s house behind your own fence. You will just end up destroying your own fence.”
Perhaps a DDoS could be organized so that its individual participants are drawn from a different jurisdiction than the target? I’m not sure if it would do any good though…
Right then. This seems to work:
1) Use TBB to anonymize one’s IP address:
Tor Browser Bundle
2) Then confirm that, according to one’s newly anonymized IP, one is now located in a different country:
3) Then use the web-based JS LOIC to attack a worthy target (with the understanding that one’s prospects of being identified have been diminished–not entirely eliminated).
The obvious (to me anyway) downside? Large scale DDoS attacks via Tor would slow Tor down for other users.
Upon further thought following the above three steps may only result in the JS LOIC firing at a portion the Tor Anonymity Network and thus substantially slowing it down for no good purpose.
Well done Anonymous . . . Lol . . . how did you do it
Likely with somewhat greater ease than they did this:
Anonymous pwns security firm that probed its membership
If ever there was a case for enforcing leviticus re its many prohibitions and calls for death, the WBC fits the bill.
Isn’t there some American soldier who is dying eg of cancer and doesn’t have any relatives, who can help remove this scourge of humanity under biblical law?
It appears they get their $$ by both lawsuits re free speech issues, and the tens of millions who think Jesus said “hate thy gay neigbor as thyself” and feed $$ to them.
They do hate themselves because the whole mad crowd is totally filled with endless inter and intra-generational child abuse
http://ia700301.us.archive.org/18/items/AddictedToHate/MicrosoftWord-Document1.pdf for a book by a couple sons who left thenuthouse long ago.
http://hopeandpolitics.blogspot.com/2006/07/abuse-as-theology-fred-phelps-son.html for an article by one of the sons.
Whilst I welcome Anonymous’s long needed intervention I hope they covered their cybertracks adequately.
The Westboro clan are notoriously litigious and seem to use frivolous lawsuits directed at the people they provoke as one of their major sources of income. The first and second generation Phelpses are all qualified lawyers (though Phelps snr. was disbarred a while ago… can’t think why!).
if you ain’t got any money and who knows if A is rich or poor, then who cares if they take out a lawsuit…
Anonymous is not a hacking movement. Get your facts right. DO your research.
Ah, so that’s what a Low orbit Ion Cannons is! Well you learn something new every day.
I think its fair to say in this case, given god (not plate tectonics) “obviously” caused the NZ earthquake, that god also hacked their site using divine powers such as heavenly SQL injection and angelic cross site scripting. It was done by god becuase Shirley Phelps-Roper is so repulsive and offensive to the eyes of the almighty. She makes him vomit on clouds.
I can say this with absolute certainty, as with all things related to god, I do not need any proof for any of this what so ever. Anyone who disagrees with this is clearly satan’s bitch.
* like *
‘She makes him vomit on clouds’.
Ah ha ha ha ha.
Someone sent me the full face-off yesterday:
Judging by the insane smiling of Roper-Phelps I think she’s on some heavy drugs..
Holy Transcripts from the Multiverse Lord
Just don’t see how these religious groups don’t see the irony when they accuse everyone else of being else.
Are these religious people really this uneduated?
Silly question really!
oops sorry meant to say ‘accuse everyone else of being Evil.’
Trying to be clever and do 3 things at once.
Brilliant! :D Huge round of virtual applause for Anonymous!
god and hate are opposites
those who spout hate and god together prove their outright, abject, and thorough ignorance of god/anything godly, and certainly of love
they epitomize the opposite of love, which is the opposite of god …
truly the deepest and most destructive ignorance of which humans are capable
amazing how such fools epitomize the pathetic evil and horror of which they accuse others
and amazing how pure, how representative of love, are those at whom they most often point their twisted, wrong-rotted fingers
I remain amazed
I grieve and pray for forgiveness of human error this heinous
and I try to be its opposite
“god and hate are opposites”
No there not –
You remember in Romans, chapter 9, God says, “Jacob have I loved and Esau have I hated.”
If God hated Esau, then “Why can’t God hate someone else?”
Yes, they are.
And it depends on what version of god one is speaking of.
Religion and god have little to do with one another except a lot of misunderstanding.
… misunderstanding and terrible, terrible misuse.
Chapters are man’s words, not god’s.
chapters in the Bible are God’s words, man cannot predict centuries into the future like David did when he told of the coming of Christ or Daniel did when he told of the rise of the Roman empire, man had to be inspired of God to pen the scripture.
No other Book has such intensity, or prophecies read biblicalprophecies.org for more and educate yourself and “REPENT” and “OBEY” before it’s too late.
btw – what god do you speak of when you talk of “god and hate are opposites?”
….no there not….eh fit you better you got your gob out of that book of ancient fiction and into a dictionary instead.
no there not- no they’re not…here endeth the lesson…..you thick xtian moron.
Time to attack em all
I think a counter protest by the LGBT community with ‘Gays Hate Haters’ & ‘Give The Love’ posters should be called for.
Or is that a bit hippy!
if the stonewall rioters tried love where would we be know?
What I find really funny (but not surprising) is how much the WBC are lying about this. On The David Pakman show he asked Ms Phelps about the site being down and she called him an idiot and said that it was working fine and that she was looking at it while they were talking. :P She’s either in denial or lying through her teeth. Or she’s computer illiterate and was looking at the offline webpage.
Or she was looking on the special screen she has that also shows her god’s every thought…
What I find disturbing is why any member of the WBC is on any show!!
CRUSAID E-MAILGAY HIV STAFF”GET ANOTHER JOB WITH A BETTER EMPLOYER” ! ! ! ! and pay them off to keep quiet !!!! then get gay community to support them
Crusaids HIV staff request a Contract of employment with correct start month & removal of someone else’s AIDS Diagnosis from Staff Appraisal….to Trustees & advised to “GET ANOTHER JOB WITH A BETTER EMPLOYER”
Subject: Crusaid discussions
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 13:20:47 +0000
Thank you for the email that Robin has forwarded to me as you have requested. I am fully aware of the issues you have raised and hope that your meeting with Robin in January will resolve these for you.
I understand that there is an issue with the given start date on your contract of employment. I also know that you have pointed this out to Robin and that he has offered to look at and amend this for you. However you have included this in your formal complaint and under the procedures that we have in place, this must be handled in the meeting. No-one has at any point inferred or indicated as your email suggests that your job is being terminated.
We are aware of the importance of stress in the management of the HIV virus. However when a formal complaint is lodged, we do have to follow the procedures we have in place. It is the trustees’ view that a speedy meeting according to our procedures that can resolve your concerns is the best way to deal with the current situation. I understand that Robin has made himself available to meet with you at the earliest convenient time.
Crusaid Head of Dept Charity e-mail to HIV Police Panel Member…..
“pendantic,uncooperative and causing stress hassle and pain to alot of people” …..If Crusaid is so bad get another Job with a better employer”
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 15:12:56 +0000
To: xxxxxxxxxxcrusaid.org.uk; xxxxxxcrusaid.org.uk; hotmail.com
I want to see the two of you in the meeting room tomorrow at 10 am. No excuses. I sincerely hope that this email conversation has not been widely distributed.
Subject: RE: Thank You Invitation to Crusaid Events
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 10:31:55 +0000
Thank you for the email As you know I am co-chair of Crusaid as
well as their legal adviser .I am writing this to you in the latter capacity as
Crusaid’s solicitor . THAT WAS THE END
Crusaid THEN Sends Letter requesting feedback AND DONATION to HIV Police Panel Member after advising them to “GET ANOTHER JOB WITH A BETTER EMPLOYER
Sorry but am I missing something here. These emails are 2003 and 2004 and we’re in 2011. Was this not reported 6 years ago?
Why are you not taking this issue to a solicitor or a work based tribunal?
“For this unremitting display of overzealousness, we award you no points. Take this defacement as a simple
warning: go away. The world (including Anonymous) disagrees with your hateful messages, but you have the right to voice them. This does not mean you can jump onto Anonymous for attention.”
Brilliant, measured, made my morning. Thankyou very much Anonymous.
Westboro is not laughing now ;D
Finally they get hit back! Magneto would be proud.
Though I think we should hesitate to call this a victory for us, Anonymous seems to have done it for their own reasons and not in support of any of the targets of the church’s misguided wrath.
Haha, I really wish taking part in DDoS wasn’t illegal in this country sometimes, Westboro is such a worthy cause!
Cant you do it from an internet cafe?
“god and hate are opposites”
In my opinion ‘god’ and hatred are synonymous. ‘God’ may be nice but its believers tend to be vile, superstitious bigots.
And LOL at the WBC’s website being taken down.
Religious and Christian gods aren’t the only definitions/versions of god.
“All national institutions of churches whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. … My own mind is my own church.” ~ Thomas Paine ‘The Age of Reason (1794)’
“The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion”. Thomas Paine
Christian = Mind Slave.
Christian + Gay = Mind Slave with poor self image.
Good job Anonymous and thank you! The WBC were asking for it, they got what they deserved!
The lord work is funny ways -gosh Shirley your one scary woman
see the interview:
i wish the tuscon shooter would have shot fred phelps and him minions. remove that useless piece of filth from the earth.
Nice work this time, but don’t be fooled into thinking anonymous are allies of any kind, they reproduce all types of homophobic, racist and sexist nastiness all over the net.
JJ – To be fair Anonymous are a collective, as I understand it the main thrust of their campaigning is Anti Scientology.
In every other respect you’re going to get a wide range of people under the anonymous umbrella as there’s no particular unified message beyond a rejection of Scientology and anonymous activism.
‘Anonymous’ does both good things and bad thing, depending on which bit of anonymous is feeling energetic. They report animal abusers sometimes, they put flashing gifs on epilepsy sites sometimes. They’re difficult to understand unless you’re in the eye of the storm
…..and every time. The last part of your post is, as one would expect from a homophobic racist xtian … complete fabrication. It’s you and your cult loving friends we aren’t fooled by , now go away and pray.
I am sick to death of these Christians prying into, and fascination with, gay sex. They think about gay sex more than we gay people do. They need to do some good rather then what they always do. Oh, happy day! Let us hope they remain offline for good, for the good of all.
Splendid. Thank you Anonymous. More power to your elbow.
More of the same please Anon…..
Hopefully they will all be back up soon.
A warning to anyone interesting in involving themselves in the activities of Anonymous. There is a suggestion that the WBC began this so that they could sue people/ISPs involved in DDoS attacks. Indeed I heard that there were “honey trap” ports open all over the place on the Westboro sites.
Word is also going around that the WBC are running short on funds and this is a fundraiser ploy to them.
Keep in mind, friends, that the WBC is only a “church” for tax purposes. Mostly it is a grift – pick a hot topic and deliberately cause outrage so that people will try and stop them, people who are in turn sued. It’s a con. A swindle. A dodge. A cult of family members who have tuned in to a way to make $$$.
As much as I would dearly invite Phelps-Roper to make herself a cup of Kool-aid, I suspect that she is just a phoney, not a zealot (despite the manic eye rolling and gurning like an imbecile she did in the debate).
Use a proxy.
How can you sue a group that doesn’t exist?
Um, please notice rule #14 of the internet, which says : “Do not argue with trolls – It means they win”
I suppose by blocking these pages, anon is trying to shield all others who want to troll them back. They can be somewhat wierd, but not utterly retarded.
Or…something like that
Isn’t Fred Phelps really a closet homosexualist?
… bloody hope not. No gay person could possibly be so hate filled and evil if thats what you mean. Btw.. what is a homosexualist anyway??
That’s when you make lists of people who are gay. You’ll need a few reams, though.
YES Anonymous, thank you!! Fred and Shirley are clearly mentally ill. I’m sure Fred will be caught with one of his male escorts soon. How sad they are devoting their lives to this.. pathetic.. if there was a God, he’d probably take a huge sh1t on both of them… please keep the sites down and locked, Anonymous!!!
Why are christians so obsessed with gay people its just plain weird… they need a hobby, or to attend church more often.. and christian people troll this site, preaching the bible and such, which brings up the question: WHY ARE YOU ON A GAY SITE??
Anonymous did? As far as I can tell, the crew from Painkiller Already took it down just by sending a few thousand people there as a joke. Hmmmmm…
Fact: At least Westboro Church does not hide behind a computer under a pseudonym. Neither do they violate the law by hacking other people’s web sites. They are honest and have no pretenses about what their intentions are. The same cannot be said of “Anonymous.”
You are taking the piss, I’m hope. The WBC is anything but “honest” – do you think “honest” people would be banned from the UK and other countries? There are animals that have more decency than the WBC.
Why was WBC banned from the UK anyway?
you have to ask ffs??? says more about you than anything we know about the wbc…..
No, Tina, the word isn’t honest, it’s BLATANT. The WBC are an offensive group of people obsessed with gay sex who use children to carry placards bearing the most disgusting messages. Yes, they’re ‘honest’ in that they don’t pretend to be something they’re not, but would you praise an honest racist? Honesty doesn’t make them any more acceptable.
In addition, it’s hardly honest to pretend that god sanctions their hatred – ‘psychotic’ is the word I’d use. Dressing up illogical hate and bigotry in religious costume is dishonest – and offensive to any REAL Christians. ‘God hates America/UK/everywhere’ – not exactly honest, is it?
WBC quotes the Bible accurately, why do you not believe in the Bible?
WBc might quote the Bible accurately but they mistranslate it and misunderstand it.
And don’t put words into my mouth, thanks – I never talked about my belief. Question for you: why are you sticking up for a group of bigots who misrepresent god’s word and turn a message of love to one of hate?
“Dressing up illogical hate and bigotry in religious costume” comment about WBC’s teaching is enough for me to interpret your non-believe. and what exact words of God does WBC “mistranslate it and misunderstand?”
The W.B.C. is a nepotic dog & pony show of blasphemers who abuse the Bible as a fig leaf for their own hate.
And as for the Bible itself? Its widely presumed indefectibility is somewhat undercut by the fact that the original authorship of its constituent bodies of text can’t be confirmed, and that said bodies have been repeatedly reconstituted by many different people into many different languages in many different countries under many different competing regimes du jour at many different points in history.
John, – what you say may be true but with the “Dead Sea Scrolls” we have assurance that authorship is God himself inspired and that reconstitution you speak of is God’s word and the word we must obey to make it to heaven, you and many others on this blog are well on their way to an eternity in Hell, and that is not a pleasant place, and where you will be for an eternity, which is a very long time. WBC is interpreting the scripture as it was meant to be interpreted and you call them a “dog & pony show”, which is your right, and there’s very little anyone can do to change your mind, just remember the consequences of your believe.
@mbhey101: “…with the “Dead Sea Scrolls” we have assurance that authorship is God himself INSPIRED…”
that’s about what i thought your response would be, have you studied the translations of the dead sea scrolls to modern scripture, identical.
@mbhey101. No I haven’t studied the translations of the Dead Sea Scrolls into modern scripture. I’m still working on capitalization and punctuation… ;)
Have you studied this?
“The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion”. ~ Thomas Paine
John 34 mins ago Report Reply
Yes, I’m familiar with both those readings.
Your point is?
..the so called dead sea scvrolls have been scientifically proven to be a 16th century fabrication, intended for sale to the Crusaders but hidden by the author who was himself killed before he could proceed further. Get your facts right…oh sorry i forgot, xtians don’t go on facts , just fiction.
Wrong question. WBC is not in trouble for being BIBLICALLY incorrect – it is in trouble for being POLITICALLY incorrect.
I agree that they are too blatant about their religious beliefs. Blantancy may be inappropriate, but it’s not illegal. The same goes for bigotry, racism, etc.
Tina – Honesty isn’t a virtue in itself. You can honestly believe the hatred you spout and still be an egregious w@nker.
Name just about any bigot you like… Hitler was probably being honest when he said he thought there was a Jewish problem. Trouble is when all your other virtues have gone out the window, honesty doesn’t mean a great deal.
So it is with Westboro who are a hateful, litigious cult of homophobic bigots with a Noah complex who hate everyone who isn’t them.
But hey, at least they’re honest bigots in so much as they believe the hateful BS they spout.
Give me Anonymous any day.
mbhey101 – never bought into that “hate the sin, love the sinner” baloney.
WBC spend most of their time picketing other people’s funerals.
Would you consider it fair game if it was your nearest and dearest in that casket and WBC gatecrashed the route to the memorial service in a pick up truck loaded with placards saying “thank god for dead [insert name of your dead relative or friend here]“. Or would you think that perhaps they were taunting you and being thorougly unpleasant?
If they’re prepared to cause so much misery and upset at complete stranger’s funerals, taking down their website is just desserts IMO.
With regards to your constant references to the Dead Sea Scrolls as some kind of direct line to god, they really aren’t. The people who wrote those were just as ignorant of the nature of the world as all the subsequent interpreters of the bible up to King James and beyond.
WBC is calling to mind the sins of the country, and they have elected to get there point across in a very effective way, I’m not going to condemn anyone for trying to get the biblical message out, whatever way they chose.
as for my point on the Dead Sea Scrolls, as I have mentioned earlier in the blog, “several times” to debunk the constant rewriting or re interpretation issues, they have been translated to within a few characters of modern scripture, and some say they go back to 250 BC or further, almost to the Babylon times. And no other book has many prophecies e.g. “www.biblicalprophecies.org” which no human I know of could have penned, thus debunking your “direct line to God” comment unless of course you can tell me how these authors predicted the future.
I find it funny how these loonies always bang on about a ‘homosexual agenda’ (whatever that is) yet clearly have a very open Religious agenda. They clearly feel we must all obey them and do what they want. They can’t leave people to make up their own minds we have to have the Bible and other religious text thrust down our throats as if we aren’t allowed to live the life we are born.
Yet again religion dictates. We are force to hear it.
I’m just thankful that side of humanity, in the UK anyway, is in decline.
Religion belongs in the History book only.
……. I had to read your comment like 12 times to make sure you were saying what I thought you were.
In what world do you live in that people who picket children’s funerals, and carry signs of stick figures having anal sex in front of a school are better than ANY corporation?
We are anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
We are anonymous
Why are you anonymous?
My names Mark, what’s your name?
We are legion
Does that refer to “Legion” of the Bible
We do not forgive
that’s not very Christian like
you could wind up in Hell for that.
We do not forget
that’s not very Christian like
you could wind up in Hell for that.
to do what?
…viz hell and the devil or “satan”….. another fabrication concocted by the Persians about 3500 years ago.
You write in your e-mail asking
if any Panel Members have any concerns if my colleagues were to write to the Evening Standard thanking the Panel for their support and the MET for exercising their discretion twice in not arresting a disabled resident, once for four months after I offered my resignation after a Aids Charity sent me medical data belonging to another Panel Member and again when a Aids Charity e-mailed me their client data base.
There are two issues regarding this statement. Firstly the fact that you had a database on your hard drive was not brought to the attention of the Group, although some of the individual members may have been aware of this fact.
. As you appreciate this was outside the remit of the group, and the decision as to your arrest was one that was reached internally within the Police and one that the xxxx LGBT Advisory group had no impact on.
From: “Laurence Gilmore”
CRUSAID THREATENS LGBT POLICE PANEL MEMBER WITH HIGH COURT INJUNCTION – NOW LONG CLOSED
Subject: RE: Crusaid – Letter from Crusaid March 2007 sent to me in error
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 13:56:34 +0100
I have contacted Crusaid. They do not know why your name is still on the circulation list for Walk for Life.It should have been removed . I have requested the same forthwith. I would imagine the list is separate to the main contact list. Apologies this was not done before. However as you know this is a circular – altho’ you should not receive it.
“High Court Injunction Long closed”
I think someones got a grudge. It’s getting a tad boring.
Well this brought a smile to my face. I particularly like the “bitchslap” lol
I find the Westboro ‘Church’ sickening, I’m really glad to see this news and hope Anonymous continue to disable their website. The fewer mediums they have to spread their hateful message the better!
Are you saying that quoting the Bible is spreading a hateful message? Seems like you should take that up with God.
Are you daft or being purposely obtuse? The WBC do NOT represent god and they do NOT understand the Bible. Nor, in my opinion, do they give a toss about it. They only use it as a tool to foment hatred.
The Bible does NOT condemn consensual adult loving same sex relationships. The proscriptions are against temple sex, pimps, prostitution. Read it in the original and learn to understand rather than believe cr*p that bigots spout to take advantage of the gullible.
The Bible does NOT condemn consensual adult loving same sex relationships.
It doesn’t? Then what exactly does Leviticus 18:22 mean
“THOU SHALL NOT LIE WITH MANKIND AS WITH WOMANKIND, IT IS ABOMINATION”
or Romans 1 26:32 mean
” 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”
24′Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these (A)the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled.
25′For the land has become defiled, (B)therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land (C)has spewed out its inhabitants.
out of room-look it up
God destroys nations because of gay sex, e.g. – Sodom and Gomorrah
“The proscriptions are against temple sex, pimps, prostitution”
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT????
your sofa king we Todd it.
@mbhey101: Ah yes. The pedantic abomination of Leviticus… *yawns*
John 21 mins ago Report Reply
Yes, seen this many times, but all you have to do is read the bible to resolve these,
the garments from mixed fabric in those days didn’t breathe properly and everyone was breaking out in rashes and by mixing the seed, the clothes could not be used for the purpose God put them on this earth for.and slavery, the sabbath, are Gods rules that “Jesus resolved slavery in the Sermon on the Mount” read it, and yes not keeping the Sabbath is a sin and the punishment for sin is death.
Again, “we have assurance that authorship is God himself inspired” if you don’t agree with the rules take it up with God, remember you and I are just stupid sheep, you depraved hell bound sinner you.
Ah yes.. the boredom that is Leviticus.
The book of Leviticus is from the old testament of the bible, rendering it pretty much obsolete by modern religious standards (not to mention obsolete by society’s standards).
Let’s remember that Leviticus also requires bloody sacrifice, forbids shellfish and many other archaic rituals.
The new testament is the teachings of Christ and considered to be true Christianity. There is nowhere in the new testament which forbids or demonises homosexuality.
Quoting old passages from the part of the bible which has no meaning in the teachings of Christ really doesn’t mean anything.
@mbhey101: “…if you don’t agree with the rules take it up with God, remember you and I are just stupid sheep, you depraved hell bound sinner you.
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” ~ Bertrand Russell, British author, mathematician, & philosopher (1872 – 1970)
FTR. I don’t think you’re a “stupid” sheep Mark…
Read it in the original “WHAT”?
And yet you clearly question Gods creation.
“Seems like you should take that up with God.”
Jock S. Trap 7 hours ago Report Reply
I don’t question God’s creation.
I was asking Iris what she got her ridiculous comments from, for it certainly wasn’t the Bible.
DO I really have to explain pollination to you?
…. if you think otherwise, you need to have a wurd with yourself.The bible is without paralell , the evilest piece of fiction ever written. Written i must tell you as you seem unaware, by a band of fearful ignorant tribesmen in the deserts of palestine about 4500 years ago. The new testament, the update was written about 1800 years ago by numerous uneducated despots kings and emperors for their own ends. The last to fabricate his own version was king james of England and is probably the version you so erronesly quote from.
where is Anonymous?
Thank you, Anonymous. As a New Zealander, might I say we have been fighting our own battles down here with a particularly disgusting Utah-based website which (sigh) blamed LGBT communities for causing the Christchurch earthquake*
Due to pressure directed against Bluehost, the ISP, it was ultimately taken down.
Fantastic news that the disgusting Christchurch Quake site was taken down. That makes me a very happy fellow Kiwi!
Hay there Anonymous, thank you shuting down this group. now people can rest easy that these people are down. now we just need to slience some of the other groups that are not as soft as ghf , the ones hear in england and uganda are funded from american Extreme Evangelist al this hate WHY
love to all
Lady Tanya, – what you say may be true but with the “Dead Sea Scrolls” we have assurance that authorship is God himself inspired and that reconstitution you speak of is God’s word and the word we must obey to make it to heaven, you and many others on this blog are well on their way to an eternity in Hell, and that is not a pleasant place, and where you will be for an eternity, which is a very long time. WBC is interpreting the scripture as it was meant to be interpreted and you call them a “dog & pony show”, which is your right, and there’s very little anyone can do to change your mind, just remember the consequences of your believe.
@mbhey101: *a-hem*… *waves* :D
Hell schmell! You actually have to believe in it to be scared and those of us who don’t believe in outdated scare tactics have nothing to fear.
where exactly is this heaven you speak of, 101. is it a planet , a star, a galaxy or what. Is it very far away or can we see it with the Hubble telescope. Could the space shuttle reach it for instance. ditto for hell…is it near heaven or where exactly? as its supposed to be down somewhere can it be seen from Oz or New Zealand????
Thank You, ANONYMOUS!!
So!! mbhey10,1 you would rather see Lesbians Gay Transsexuals Bisxeuals and just women, of this world killed and hung up in tescos car park for you all to see, well you do have some sick thoughts , some of you say all the pain we go through in this world is gods way then you have one SICK god, i belive in Mother Earth and Farther sky. i treat people as i want to be treated, i do not diss people, i do not hurt people i do not kill people just because of there race, there coloure, and even the fath.you say i will burn for all time, at least I DO NOT KILL PEOPLE ,you so cauled straight people have peen Killing people since ape man picked up a stick and beat some other ape over the head just becaus he has some thing better,,,, we are a race of people better than that we can do so much ,but we dont, there is SO much money spent on killing people, over what, fath, land, oil, Love and peace to all
This is, of course, true.
When did being Gay people starve nations, creating famines, creating wars, slavery, torture, murder, murder of a heterosexual person Because they are heterosexual, rape, rape as correction then while doing so get the victim pregnant AND give her HIV. When was the last time Gay people killed another Gay person because they were the wrong sect of Gay.
The list is endless and the answer of course of never. However replace the words Gay peope with Religion or religious people and the outcome is Very different.
It’s just a shame that too many Choose to be blinkered about their own behaviour and how it contributes to society.
One day they may actually take a good look at themselves and see what they blame everyone else for they are actually doing themselves, only by themselves. I say that but I very much doubt they will ever believe what they do is wrong. Hopefully it will gradually die out and common sense will prevail.
Sodom and Gomorrah ring any bells,
Leviticus 18: 24-30 read it and be saved.
No thanks I’m washin me hair and reading texts from over inflated egos does nothing for me. Also I am not in need of being saved ta. Though from what I couldn’t imagine. Save yourself if that floats ya boat but stop prying into other peoples lives. You look as if you need all the help you can get.
Spread love not hate. Stop being a bigot.
Live and Let Live.
why is trying to educate people on the Bible “spreading hate”?
I had priests for teachers because I studied in a catholic school and not one of them is as full of hate as you are. And yes we were taught the bible and God doesn’t hate. BTW, I live in Cebu City, Philippines where people are religious.
Did any of these people ask you to ‘educate’ them? Why do you feel the need to force this education? Is your life so meaningless you have to interfere in others.
I don’t think so.
If the Bible is what you believe in then fine but stop forcing it on others.
Mbhey101 – Just tell me one thing, will you? If Sodom and Gomorrah were supposedly punished for homosexuality, then how do you reconcile that with Ezekiel 16:49?
“This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.”
Stop judging people based on your own hate (c.f. Matthew 7:1-3), and live like Christ did by love, peace and tolerance. Like Jock S Trap says, spread love and stop being a bigot. Now stop bothering everyone with your hatred.
Mbhey: ““Dressing up illogical hate and bigotry in religious costume” comment about WBC’s teaching is enough for me to interpret your non-believe. and what exact words of God does WBC “mistranslate it and misunderstand?”
Then you need help with your reading comprehension. In my opinion, the WBC aren’t Christians therefore them claiming that they are passing on god’s views is using religion/god to promote their own bigotry – hence my use of ‘religious costume’.
Again, don’t presume to know my belief when I’ve made no mention of it. I’d wager a bet that the VAST MAJORITY of Christians detest the WBC and their actions, so by your logic none of those Christians who dislike the WBC are Christians either.
Read the “Sermon on the Mount” the “VAST MAJORITY” or so called Christians aren’t Christians at all – Hey, wait a minute your finally right about something, Iris there may be hope for you yet.
There taking the easy way, which is the “HIGHWAY TO HELL”
That’s rich, looks like you could do with reading the Sermon on the Mount yourself like! I don’t suppose you’ve ever heard these:
- Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
- But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgement.
- Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.
- In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
No? It’s all in Matthew 5-7. I suggest you go and read it, my friend! Tolle, lege!
your grasp of the English language isn’t great eithe, 101. Which would account for your misreading of your fictional texts. “there taking the easy way” should be they’re as in they are.” there” is a place where one might be as in “he went there.” or she was there.
mbhey – last reply to you because you’re either struggling with English (if it’s not your first language, then that’s fine) or you’re an idiot and I’m wasting my time.
You said “in the original WHAT?” In the original langauge in which the Bible was written, of course. The quotes you’ve put above are NOT condemnations of gay people. I’m sick and tired of going over and over this for fundies. Let me take just one – Leviticus. This is a reference to the practice of the time of STRAIGHT men engaging in gay sex with male temple prostitutes. It is NOT about gay people in consensual non-prostitution relationships. It is a reference to a SPECIFIC kind of sex, not a reference to gay people. Equally, the proscription of adultery is, again, a reference to a SPECIFIC kind of straight sexual behaviour not a condemnation of straight people.
the “Dead Sea Scrolls” are real close to the original language, if not some say the original copies,
Your contradicting yourself, Leviticus states that “lying with mankind” is an abomination, not “WHY” your there, it’s the gay sex that is wrong, not why your partaking in it.
Only a perv would go about live judging every single person they met by what they do in bed.
Truly if Gay people are so wrong to you and your not Gay ( I cough) then what the hell has it got to do with you? If its about ‘Judgement Day’ then shouldn’t you be more worried about your own Judgement and leave everyone to theirs.
Now run along, that rent boy won’t pay itself ya know.
again 1 last time
SODOM AND Gomorrah – Leviticus 18:22
And God commands i Preach the Word, both in season and out of season, read the book of Peter.
No thanks. I’m not interested in your lectures
I’m too busy having a life. You should try it.
as for your point on prostitution, read the story of “Rehab” in the Bible, your so wrong.
I think we’re all wasting our time with this one. Though curious that someone with so much to prove, I have to wonder how far in Narnia he is if you get my drift.
Oh, we’re wasting our time, alright, Jock. Reading mbhey’s comments I’m thinking of so many other paranoid fundies who believe a whole raft of utter crap and conspiracy theories; I’m thinking of those videos on youtube where some insane, ranting guy shouts – because they always shout in that foaming at the mouth way, don’t they? – and tells everyone how the end of the world’s nigh/they’re fighting a battle with evil liberals/gay people are trying to beam gay-waves into children’s brains/the US gov is going to stop them owning guns/blah blah.
mbhey believes that the WBC are right and that it’s everyone else who is wrong, Christians included. That’s the mark of mental illness, I think, and so no amount of explanation will work with him because he’s unable to get over his own issues.
Or maybe mbhey is one of the few members of the WBC? That’d make sense.
You have to feel sorry for him really, don’t you?
I do feel pity for him, Iris. Such foaming of the mouth does indicate the need for medial attention, usually serious mental instabilty, with the ramblings borderline psychotic.
However it could just be rabies!
Couldn’t resist this:
your sofa king we Todd it.”
Er..yeah – that about sums up your mental ability.
“This is a reference to the practice of the time of STRAIGHT men engaging in gay sex with male temple prostitutes”
Where exactly do you get this reference, footnotes please!
So your saying it’s “NOT OK” for STRAIGHT men to have gay sex with male temple prostitutes.
Is it OK for GAY men to have gay sex with male temple prostitutes?
your sofa king we Todd it.
“your sofa king we Todd it.”
Are you drunk?
So your saying it’s “NOT OK” for STRAIGHT men to have gay sex with male temple prostitutes.
Is it OK for GAY men to have gay sex with male temple prostitutes?
And what about BISEXUAL men
Is it OK for BISEXUAL men to have gay sex with male temple prostitutes?
COME TO THINK OF IT:
“This is a reference to the practice of the time of STRAIGHT men engaging in gay sex with male temple prostitutes”
WHY WOULD A “STRAIGHT” MAN WANT TO HAVE “GAY SEX” WITH A “MALE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE” IN THE FIRST PLACE?
your sofa king we Todd it
Dear God (and I mean that quite literally this time) what on earth is wrong with you, man? You have no idea what you’re rabbitting on about. You clearly haven’t studied ancient history nor read anything other than modern translations of the Bible.
Why would a straight man want to have gay sex with a temple prostitute? It was done as part of their religious practice and under influence from other religions – hence the disapproval from the ‘real’ religion. In particular, the passive participant was seen as letting himself down because he was ‘acting like a woman’ who were believed to be not as good as men at that time – hence the reference to women in that Leviticus section.
And do stop going on about your sofa, eh?
You clearly haven’t studied ancient history
are these “ancient history studies” documented anywhere, or are they just figments of your deranged hell bound mind.?
nor read anything other than modern translations of the Bible.
again, those translations go back at least to 250BC, you have translations that go back further? – I would like to read them.
Why would a straight man want to have gay sex with a temple prostitute? It was done as part of their religious practice and under influence from other religions
Really, what religion are referring to, and what religion were they influenced by?
Good God (ha), you ridiculous creature, do you really think the English language existed in 250BC? Do you know what the word translation even means?
Your hardly the right role model to be spreading the word of God. Too hateful.
Live and Let Live.
Are you really as thick as you seem? You haven’t taken in a word anyone’s said. No, wait a minute – actually, you HAVE, haven’t you – hence all the frothing at the mouth.
why are you going on about temple prostitutes as if there is such a thing?
do you know of any temple prostitutes?
why are you regurgitating a story that is thousands of years old that has absolutely no symbolic value to the modern world?
how can you be so stupid? so uneducated? so brainwashed that you think this passage from the bible means anything?
COME TO THINK OF IT, why are you even on a gay news website?
and what exactly does this ‘your sofa king we todd it’ mean?
is that something they repeat in the mental asylum where you live?
jeez. we get some religious nutjobs on this site – but they’re not usually as insane as you, or as uneducated as you – I can tell how uneducated you are by the way in which you have written your comments. you really are talking gibberish.
but, saying that I love it when people like you leave comments because you just prove how infantile and irrelevant religious fanatics are.
by the way – GOD IS A CONCEPT BY WHICH WE MEASURE OUR PAIN
Iris must know the “temple male prostitutes” Iris brought them up.
“man cannot predict centuries into the future like David did when he told of the coming of Christ or Daniel did when he told of the rise of the Roman empire, man had to be inspired of God to pen the scripture.”
I take it you’re not familiar with “Barnum statements” then.
They are used in everything from Horoscopes to Nostradamus prophesy to cold reading with so-called psychics.
Throw out a vague prediction such as “2012 will spell disaster”, or ask a room of 2000 people “is there someone here called John whose mother is unwell… or perhaps you know someone called John”. In either case there’s a statistical likelyhood that something or someone will vaguely fit the bill, and the imagination of the audience is left to fill in the gaps and mentally erase any ‘duds’.
As for predicting a guy called “Jesus” who would perform miracles… any number of cognative biases can come into play, not least someone being wise after the fact and editing the previous account to fit the facts
What part of We don’t want to hear it do you not get?
Are you That thick?
Jock, ‘thick’ wouldn’t even cover it. This one is a particularly stupid one, even for a religious screwball. When someone says “no other Book has such intensity”, and ignores that same book’s contradictions and glaring errors, they can’t be anything better than 10 points above the IQ of a tomato.
“they can’t be anything better than 10 points above the IQ of a tomato.”
I debate that! I think a tomato is far more intelligent.
Yes, I do know of them. They’re widely documented. You know NOTHING about history or ancient cultures. Your stupidity embarrases me.
But I do note you can’t keep away from our lovely gay site. Keps easting away at you, does it? Don’t take out your anger about your own issues on other people.
Yes… I’m not so hot on American pronunciation, but if mbhey101 is saying what I think she or he is saying, I find it bizarre that someone who blithely throws ablist language around can try to lay claim to any semblance of moral high ground.
I’m wondering how old, mbhey is. Generally, it’s children under the age of 11 who find such imbecilic jokes funny. Or maybe one of those hateful placards fell on his head and did some serious damage?
WOW-I truly didn’t even notice this UK site and “pinknews” OK, OK – but I hope you will see the light of the Lord before it’s too late.
What. Are you illiterate? What did you think the “.co.uk” meant????
I hope you read a book before its too late. Start off with one about a cat called ‘mitten’s and in about, oooh, 20 years or so might have enough command of the English language to debate here. You religious types are as much hypocrites as your are stupid… so piss off.
Iris: Or maybe one of those hateful placards fell on his head and did some serious damage?
Must be it!! Only thing to explains the weird ramblings
“REPENT” and “OBEY” before it’s too late”
Yawn. Er, no. I won’t.
And yet again, another uneducated disaster washes up upon the shore of Pinknews.
Education has nothing to do with it. The majority of WBC are highly educated. Many of them are lawyers, attorneys, instructors, and so on.
Education has everything to do with it. Religion is the domain of the lower intelligence and the poorly educated, and many studies show that.The fact that a few nutters in the WBC are lawyers means nothing.
Thanks for bringing more attention to WBT. I hate them so much but what happened to freedom of speech? Why don’t these Anon people make themselves known? Bad move all round I reckon.
Freedom of speech is a myth. If you don’t believe me, just publish what the government does behind closed doors and get on the most wanted list like Julien Assange. Those in power prefer political correctness over honesty and veracity.
If you seem to think that the WBC are “honest” and have “voracity”, as you put it, then you need a clinical physiology exam. They have the compassion and reasoning kills of rabid animals, and for you to defend says a lot about your own mental state.
I defend people’s rights. That includes the right to have “poor reasoning skills.” Hacking into people’s websites is not a right – it is a crime.
Oh, so I see the WBC right to call for death to gays is something you fight for? Well done, we’re all so proud of you. You must be too.
@Tina: “Freedom of speech is a myth. If you don’t believe me, just publish what the government does behind closed doors and get on the most wanted list like Julien Assange. Those in power prefer political correctness over honesty and veracity.”
Poor kid – now mbhey’s gone on to Sodom and Gomorrah. I’ve never met a ‘christian’ with less understanding of the Bible:
Ezekiel 16:49 – 50, “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
The sin of Sodom was pride and inhospitality.
Don’t like Zeke? Try Jesus in Matthew 10:
“Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave….If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town”
Will: “And yet again, another uneducated disaster washes up upon the shore of Pinknews”
And another young one too, Will. Tragic, isn’t it?
Very much so. To be young is one thing, to be ignorant of something is another, but a young and ignorant is just a budding fool in the making.
@ mbhey101 why do people like you invest the Bible with an authority is does not actually posess? Its a book, or rather a series of books compiled into a single volume from 100s of available texts some of which someone decided not to include in the final version. It does have consciousness or self awareness, it cannot think or feel for you.
correction…it does not have consciousness or self awareness so it cannot think or feel for you. People make exactly the same claims your making with just as much sincerity and conviction for other sacred texts so makes your claim of exclusivity any different from theirs?
what makes your claim of exclusivity any different from theirs?
How can material clearly based on 1st century understandings of science, nature and medicine and which advocates slavery, murder, sexism, racism, disability discrimination, genocide and such possibly be the work of a benevolent, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent super intelligence/ consciousness which has no limitations or boundaries of any kind and which cannot be hurt or damaged in anyway?
This article is inaccurate. Anonymous did not take down the websites, J35T3R did. The only thing Anonymous did was put up the warning page during the live interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZJwSjor4hM
Who cares? what matters is the website was brought down!!
Hats off to anyone doing it.
There’s another site that the WBC run called ‘God Hates Ireland’. I vote for anonymous taking that down too! =D
I can’t check if it’s still up, I’m on a server which filters GodHatesIreland under ‘Racism and Hate’, appropriately enough. =P
I can’t access it from here in Toronto.
Thanks, Anonymous. You are much loved.
After the ruling that it’s OK to picket funerals we now depend on you more Anonumous.
Keep up the great work.
Anonymous, we love you. ‘Server not found’ are words for once appreciated on the internet. Please don’t stop now – keep going until you take them out completely. We are rooting for you!
THANK YOU! TO WHOMEVER TOOK DOWN THOSE AWFUL WEBSITES BY THAT “POS” PHELPS! HE IS NOT A PASTOR HE IS A SATANIST! CLEARLY! EVEN THOUGH I AM A HETEROSEXUAL MARRIED MAN, I DO NOT FEEL ANY DIFFERENTLY TO MY GAY FRIENDS THAN ANY OF MY OTHER FRIENDS! I THINK WHAT PHELPS IS DOING IS SICK!
“…TO WHOMEVER TOOK DOWN THOSE AWFUL WEBSITES…”
Lets hope these people can continue to disrupt WBC for as long as possible.
WBC modus operendi:
1. Troll IRL
2. Sue if attacked
W B C, is a disgrace to America an to christianity. I would really like to send the whole dam group to Yemen were they can picket all they want and be shot at an killed by those gunmen there.
Anonymous versus the arms dealers of the cyber war
“…Along with the likes of Palantir and Berico, these are the arms dealers and military contractors of the internet war, hoping to reap huge profits as cyber security, espionage and the deployment of online attacks by government and non-governments actors alike moves to the centre of national and corporate security strategy. This is a whole new military-industrial complex in development, out of sight, online, beyond normal accountability…
I think hackers should attack the homepages of these bozos every chance they get. Fred Phelps and his “church” are the complete embodiment of evil in the world.
this church will be struck down with God’s anger and fury. There is not one place in the holy Bible from which I have ever read that God hates anyone. Do not use My God to justify your sacrilegious crimes. Fall to your knees and repent or suffer.
to mbhey….. go back to Kansas!
Anonymous a social activism group?
Well, I’ve heard it all. If by social activism you mean trolling, sure! They’re social activists alright.
i know “i” went through alot like other peope in my shoes but we really dont need any extra help defining ourselves its hard enough fighting for our freedoms in this country like many others without your opinion.
Hmmmm, I’m not so sure this is a good thing..don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t stand WBC and what they did or stood for, but this anonymous group is starting to cross lines in my opinion. They can’t just shut down someone’s webpages because they don’t like it! How far can they take it/will they take it?! No matter if we like it or not, they ARE allowed to have difference of opinion. Isn’t that what the LGBT community supports too?
I’m a Christian. I’ve had religious discussions with gay/lesbian/bi people where we both were respectful and heard eachother out. I actually feel closer to them because we could be open and share ideas. THAT’S how it should be and in this case between anonymous and WBC, both are taking their own personal agendas too far.
I am not gay, I am just human like everyone else.
I don’t know who is behind Anonymous, but you have my gratitude for doing this.
I totally abhor these people who think they can speak for God.
The sites are already back up….
This happened like a year ago – of course they’ll be back up. A DDoS attack usually keep a site down for an hour, maybe a day – but certainly not a year.
This is what happens when you mess with us. Never bait us, it’s the wrong thing to do.
As an evangelical Christian I found the Phelps’ Church’s campaigns an offence against the teaching of Christ which is based on love. As a heterosexual I do not hate homosexuals. Sexuality is not at the core of my being and is broadly irrelevant to the life I lead. As an individual I claim the right to free speech and, in particular, the right to dissent from fashionable ideas and that includes the right to disagree without being labelled a bigot. It’s regrettable that there are still those who seek to characterise all Christians as living in the Dark Ages.
Thank you Anonymous!!!!
Anyone watch the US version of Queer as Folk? Teddy makes an amazing speech to his friend (who was trying to become straight) about how God made us and doesn’t make mistakes, so he loves *everyone*. I’m not religious, but using a religion that claims to love everyone unconditionally to spread hate is disgusting.