Anonymous, the loosely-organized group that’s behind a number of Internet hack attacks in support of causes they support, is taking on the “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church. I don’t have a horse in this race, but Anonymous’ declaration of war and Fred Phelps’ response are the kinds of smack talk that crack me up. Samples:
We, the collective super-consciousness known as ANONYMOUS – the Voice of Free Speech & the Advocate of the People – have long heard you issue your venomous statements of hatred, and we have witnessed your flagrant and absurd displays of inimitable bigotry and intolerant fanaticism. We have always regarded you and your ilk as an assembly of graceless sociopaths and maniacal chauvinists & religious zealots, however benign, who act out for the sake of attention & in the name of religion.[…]Should you ignore this warning, you will meet with the vicious retaliatory arm of ANONYMOUS: We will target your public Websites, and the propaganda & detestable doctrine that you promote will be eradicated; the damage incurred will be irreversible, and neither your institution nor your congregation will ever be able to fully recover.
Open Letter from Westboro Baptist Servants of God to Anonymous Coward Crybaby “Hackers”: BRING IT![…]Bad miscalculation, girls! […] Anonymous is warring with God; very stupid for little boys claiming to be so smart.