While most of America mourns those who were shot at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, there is one group that welcomes the massacre. Westboro Baptist Church representatives say that they will not only picket the funerals, but they’ve also praised God for the shooter.
“Praise God for the shooter at the Newtown, CT school! The numbers keep rising! 18 Children – 8 Adults! Good ratio! #GodSentTheShooter You taught the children to mock God!” they wrote in a post entitled “Perfect Xmastime Destruction!”
“Now the airwaves are FULL of breathless reporters asking WHY?! How did the shooter get into the school to kill before Christmas?! Christmas is pagan idolatry! God hates your idols!”
Immediately after the message was published, Anonymous hacktivists released a statement to threaten the Westboro Baptist Church and its supporters.
“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,” Anonymous hackers said.
Distribute denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks have been launched against the main website of the Westboro Baptist Church and several of its affiliated websites, including beastobama.com, godhatestheworld.com, godhatesamerica.com, priestsrapeboys.com, jewskilledjesus.com, godhatesislam.com and godhatesthemedia.com.
The hacktivists have also published the personal details of several members of the Westboro Baptist Church.
At the time of writing, most of the sites appeared to be working, except for westborobaptistchurch.com, which was still inaccessible.
This is not the first time when Anonymous is threatening the controversial organization. Back in February 2011, the hacker group sent an ultimatum.
At the time, Westboro Baptist Church representatives confronted the hacktivists, telling them to “bring it on.”
Here is the video published by Anonymous: