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Anonymous Threatens Westboro Baptist Church Over Boston Bombing Funeral Protests

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Hactivist collective Anonymous threatened Westboro Baptist Church on Monday over the fringe hate group’s decision to protest the funerals of the Boston Marathon explosion victims.

The two groups have duked it out in the past, most recently when the Topeka, Kansas-based church threatened to picket the funerals of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims in December.

In response to Sandy Hook, Anonymous mobilized thousands of people to form a counter protest. While Westboro Baptist Church members did make their way to Newtown, Connecticut, they never appeared at any funerals.

Along with forming counter protests, Anonymous also hacked into Westboro’s sensitive information and Twitter accounts. They posted all of the group’s personal information online and took over Twitter accounts in a show of support for the Newtown victims.

This round between Anonymous and Westboro Baptist Church started before emergency responders even left the scene at Boston’s bloodstained Copley Square. The oft-deemed hate group immediately blamed Massachusetts for the bombing, saying their gay marriage laws called condemnation on them from God.

In an almost expected move, the group followed up their initial response by tweeting:

“BREAKING: Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals of those dead by Boston Bombs! GOD SENT THE BOMBS IN FURY OVER F-G MARRIAGE! #PraiseGod.”

The announcement was met with resistance by Anonymous, as well as citizens around the country. The immediate response from Boston residents appeared to be along the lines of, “Try it.” One of the hacktivist collective’s accounts, @YourAnonNews, responded by saying:

But it appeared that the Westboro Baptist Church wasn’t intimidated by Anonymous. The group responded by saying:

Do you think Westboro Baptist Church will show up in Boston?

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56 Responses to “Anonymous Threatens Westboro Baptist Church Over Boston Bombing Funeral Protests”

  1. Ren Mc-LoliDesu

    I think it's fully justified. WBC is a disgusting group that is full of hate and anger. Picketing the funerals of those who died in such a tragic event is just sick. Why can't they just let them mourn in peace?

  2. Amy Stalnaker

    Absolutely!!!!! It's nice to know that Anonymous stands with the majority against this HATE group! They're horrible people and when Anonymous speaks, they[WBC] might want to heed the warnings!!!!!! Go Anonymous!

  3. Brianne 'breezy' Gallagher

    100% backing Anonymous. WBC needs to go down. Glad Anonymous is after them.

  4. Alex Jacobs

    Anonymous is with and for the people. Any church that preaches hate isn't a church, its a cult. They need to learn to read the rest of the fucking book they so desperately cling to.

  5. Jon Najarian

    I support Anonymous, and I will be there to counter protest. #ihatefredphelps #thankgodfordeadfred #bostonbeatdown.

  6. Brenda Moran Waters

    Screw the WBC. We are here snd we will not hide from you.

  7. Grant A. Wheeler

    I think that whatever happens, WBC shouldn't be given any legal grounds for anything. #bostonbeatdown

  8. Kayla Shapka

    What I want to know is why this article is asking if anonymous was 'right' in what they said rather than questioning the WBC.

  9. Penny Navaraj

    If they do show up here they will surely regret that decision.
    Don't fuck with us. #BostonBeatDown #LoveThatDirtyWater

  10. Joe Mosley

    There is nothing at all Christ like about the Westboro Baptist Church.If some of this group is ever maimed or killed while protesting at a funeral, it will be poetic justice.

  11. Mary Bullock

    they don't read the bible, they make everything up as they go. what daddy phelps says goes. If daddy said suck my balls they would.

  12. Al Bertoni

    holy shit what the fu*@ is the matter with these people ???? I hope I never meet any of these people I just might end up going to prison !!!!

  13. Drew Gibson

    Take those mother fuckers down they only spread hate because they are to fucking ignorant to understand Christianity or the bible at all. Anon power to the people

  14. Kyle Whitehead

    what is achieve by hate and terrorism? an 8 year old boy is dead because he lives in a free country. now WBC has condone the terrorism of what maybe the middle east groups. and above all the most proper response to the WBC comes from another group that is condemned by governments around the world. "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. " Thomas Jefferson. Expect Anonymous.

  15. Anonymous

    in peace. what alternate universe are you living in. There are thousands of people going to be there turning this kids funeral into a three ring circus. You stinking hypocrites.

  16. Anonymous

    in peace. what alternate universe are you living in. There are thousands of people going to be there turning this kids funeral into a three ring circus. You stinking hypocrites.

  17. Anonymous

    Mary Bullock Its YOU pervert who dont read it. God promised to bereave you of your sons and daughters if you forsake his law. How simple can you get. Jer 15:7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people, since they return not from their ways.

  18. Anonymous

    Mary Bullock Its YOU pervert who dont read it. God promised to bereave you of your sons and daughters if you forsake his law. How simple can you get. Jer 15:7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people, since they return not from their ways.

  19. Anonymous

    spoken like a God hating bigot. God does indeed hate this hypocritical nation.

  20. Anonymous

    spoken like a God hating bigot. God does indeed hate this hypocritical nation.

  21. Anonymous

    you mean WBC shluld back down at your threats and intimidations. I dont think so. all you jackasses do with your threats is get them more police protection.

  22. Anonymous

    you mean WBC shluld back down at your threats and intimidations. I dont think so. all you jackasses do with your threats is get them more police protection.

  23. Anonymous

    You are not listening. You are why WBC needs to be there and connect the dots for you. this kid is dead because GOD is punishing you for same sex marriage. WBC dosnt condone terrorism. they are telling you to repent lest more and worse befall you

  24. Anonymous

    You are not listening. You are why WBC needs to be there and connect the dots for you. this kid is dead because GOD is punishing you for same sex marriage. WBC dosnt condone terrorism. they are telling you to repent lest more and worse befall you

  25. Anonymous

    So WBC is hateful and youre the one saying "Take those mother fuckers down" I cant believe you can really be this dumb? Admit it , youre a retard who never cracked a Bible in your life. Do you think there were no 8 year olds in SODOM. THATS the 19th chapter in the first book of the Bible

  26. Anonymous

    So WBC is hateful and youre the one saying "Take those mother fuckers down" I cant believe you can really be this dumb? Admit it , youre a retard who never cracked a Bible in your life. Do you think there were no 8 year olds in SODOM. THATS the 19th chapter in the first book of the Bible

  27. Anonymous

    good Job. WBC will submit all your threats to the authorities and be guaranteed more police protection.. stupid.

  28. Anonymous

    good Job. WBC will submit all your threats to the authorities and be guaranteed more police protection.. stupid.

  29. Debra Martuscello Wiley

    God forgive them for they know not what they do…. Remember Jesus Westboro Baptist? Do you? If you were truly followers of Jesus you would never act so hatefully. Disgracefu, l how dare you call yourselves Christian. I am praying for all the Victims of The Marathon, The First Responders, The Medical Staff, families and our country. I will also pray for you that you may come to a better understanding of what God wants from His people. Love Love Love….STOP The HATE.

  30. Anonymous

    Just for everyone's information, this douchebag"tcapjr" shows up in the comments section of every news story concerning this subject. He is obviously the king of the trolls and a supporter of these WBC freaks. my advice is to ignore this d#%$head as much as possible.

  31. Frank Miller

    I BELIEVE IN OLD AMERICA,
    '50'S, THE WBC WOULD NOT LAST VERY LONG.
    BUT, AFTER ALL THESE DAM LIBERAL MOVEMENTS, AND QUEER MARRIAGES, ANYTHING GOES!
    IT'S B S IN MY OPINION.
    OLD SAREGE ,'NAM VET.

  32. Damon Pearce

    Here's some direct quotes from you, Mr TCAPJR.
    "I cant believe you can really be this dumb"
    "more police protection.. stupid"
    "all you jackasses do with your threats is get them more police protection"
    "Mary Bullock Its YOU pervert"
    "spoken like a God hating bigot"
    You have absolutely no right to call ANYONE else out on being hateful. You're a cultist hypocrite and your behavior is the sole reason religion is being cast out. Doesn't it suck when your own actions are responsible for destroying your faith? Heh!

  33. Laura Flores

    WBC, is going to mess with the wrong person. I know what I would do if it was my baby's funeral.

  34. Anonymous

    Sounds like another Jones Cult. They don't know the first thing about Christianity, or any religion for that matter to carry on with these threats. I would put them in the Nazis/Skinhead mind suit. But God fearing people, just from what I see here, there isn't a one of them.

  35. Jonathan Brodeur

    Problem is they hide behind their children. their thoughts are nobody will mess with us with kids around.

  36. Jonathan Brodeur

    Let me also say that WBC is about as Christian as a sumo wrestler is skinny. I have listen to them many times they never mention Jesus they never even quote from the new testament. Jesus said LOVE your enemies do GOOD to them that hate you. Do not PAY EVIL FOR EVIL. If you read the New Testament you will never ever see Jesus condoning violence against unbelievers in fact when Peter cut off the ear of the temple guard Jesus rebuked him. The problem is stupid morons who totally ignore the words of Jesus and try to turn Christianity into a political thing and so they do things like the crusades and things like the inquisition and then you got these rejects protesting funerals.

  37. Jim Anderson

    maybe Whitey Bulger's mafia will perform a public service and break all their kneecaps. Hard to picket when you can no longer walk.

  38. Mike Richmond

    ANONYMOUS: just take them down for good already…. we know ya'll can ;) so please spare us their ignorance an stupidity…