Westboro Baptist Church and specifically spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper have been besieged by trolls from the notorious hacktivist group Anonymous.
After WBC reprehensibly announced plans to picket a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Anonymous retaliated hardcore.
Shirley Phelps-Roper so far is bearing the brunt of the group’s efforts.
In a video posted to Vimeo by Anonymous, the group vowed payback:
“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.”
Phelps-Roper, a relative of WBC founder Fred Phelps, announced the group’s plan “to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.”
Anonymous, like the rest of the civilized world, was disgusted.
By Monday, Phelps-Roper’s handle @DearShirley was taken over by hacker @cosmothegod, who Tweeted a petition calling for the White House to recognize WBC as a hate group.
Anonymous also claims to have successfully filed for a death certificate for Phelps-Roper, blocked her social security number and changed her desktop background to gay porn.
Via its @YourAnonNews account, Anonomyous also claimed responsibility for the fact that Westboro Baptist Church’s website was taken down.
After people from Anonymous hacked Westboro Baptist Church this weekend, they claimed to have found a trove of information about its members.
They haven’t shown signs of letting up since.
So far, there has also been no news of Westboro carrying through on its threat to picket the funerals of Newtown shooting victims … but watch out if they do.