This past week, in an open letter
to Fred Phelps and his controversial Westboro Baptist Church, the hacker activist group Anonymous issued an ultimatum
: "... we give you a warning: Cease & desist your protest campaign in the year 2011, return to your homes in Kansas, & close your public Web sites. Should you ignore this warning, you will meet with the vicious retaliatory arm of ANONYMOUS." Yesterday, the Westboro Baptist Church took up the gauntlet, telling Anonymous, "Bring It
]. [more inside]
posted by ericb
on Feb 20, 2011 -
God Hates Signs:
Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church band-of-bigots showed up in San Francisco the other day to protest at the headquarters of Twitter. (Why? "Twitter should be used to tell the punks of doomed America that God hates you!"). They were met by counter-protesters
, well versed in the dark arts of snark. Hilarity ensues.
posted by fourcheesemac
on Jan 31, 2010 -
Fred Phelps' daughter
(direct link to wmv) appeared on Hannity and Colmes
to justify her church's protests
at the funerals of American soldiers. Rather than using the show to have a discussion, Hannity and Colmes only berate her and keep her from finishing her sentences. Regardless of how cruel her church's actions are to the families of dead soldiers, it's interesting to see how the anchors steer her away from the issue of homosexuality, especially considering how vocal they've been
on that subject.
posted by OverlappingElvis
on May 5, 2006 -
Phelps to erect anti-Matthew Shepard monument.
Anti-gay crusader Fred Phelps
' planned monument
(PDF, from Phelps' site), to be installed in City Park in downtown Casper, Wyo. (Shepard's home town), would contain the inscription, "Matthew Shepard, Entered Hell October 12, 1998, in Defiance of God's Warning: 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as womankind; it is an abomination.' Leviticus 18:22." (More inside...)
posted by boredomjockey
on Oct 5, 2003 -
(In)famous anti-gay site hacked
) - The defacement says, in part, "nothin against 'First Amendment hosting' we support u just not some of ur sites
". So if I understand correctly, they support the first amendment as long as they agree with what is being said? Doesn't this seem a poor form of protest?
posted by revbrian
on Jul 24, 2001 -
I can't believe this!
they actually have the nerve to associate themselves with http://www.godhatesdfags.com....
The Human Beings ability for incessant bigotry and ignorance is astonishing!
I know this was posted back a few years ago, but it just had to be shown again..... ugh.
posted by SexyParapalegic
on Mar 30, 2001 -