Anonymous hacks ‘God Hates Fags’ church after it announced plans to picket Newtown school shooting funerals

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The hacking collective Anonymous has continued a long running battle with the Westboro Baptist Church, the home of the ‘God Hates Fags’ church.

The hackers attacked the church’s website and begun posting the personal contact details of its main organisers after the church said it would picket the funerals of children murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

The church that has picketed the funerals of US servicemen and women killed overseas announced that it will picket the funerals of the children killed at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut to worldwide outrage. The church blames the advances in LGBT rights for everything bad that happens to Americans- saying that disasters and deaths are punishments from God for gay equality.

Twenty children and six adults were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. Most of the children that were killed were aged between six and seven.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, the attorney daughter of the church’s founder Fred Phelps Tweeted: “Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.”

After Anonymous posted her telephone number on Twitter, she Tweeted that if you contact her or other church members : “We’ll tell you those kids died for fag marriage.”

Another church member Tweeted” “God Almighty smacked USA with #Sandy & she’s brazen in her sin still; THEN He gives you a right hook – make that #SandyHook! #RepentingYet??”

The church’s founder Fred Phelps Tweeted “That’s the message that this evil nation and world need: that God Almighty is on the march & nothing is gonna stop Him.”

His son Fred Phelps junior Tweeted: “Beautiful work of an angry God who told Wisconsin to keep their filthy hands off his people (WBC)!”

Gay couples have been able to marry in the state of Connecticut since 2008. In September 2012, the state joined New York and Vermont in launching legal challenges to the federal ban on same-sex marriage and lack of country wide recognition of gay relationships.

Last year, the Supreme Court, with a majority of eight to one, ruled that the church should be allowed to picket funerals by relying on their First Amendment rights to free speech.

In 2009, the British Government placed a ban on members of the church entering the UK due to their attitude to homosexuality.

In 2011, the hacking group Anonymous took down the main website of the church together with their other websites, including the charmingly named as well as,, and