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Westboro Baptist Church Website Brought Down by Hackers


The Westboro Baptist Church site and its site continue to be down following an apparent siege by hackers.

A hacker named The Jester took credit yesterday:

The self-proclaimed activist revealed in a twitter update that he had torn into the Church's website in protests against its pickets on the funerals of American servicemen with anti-gay signs. " – TANGO DOWN. Temporarily. For celebrating the death of US troops – honeypot fail btw" the update read.

The Jester shot to fame with denial of service attacks against WikiLeaks around the time the site released US diplomatic cables late last year.

If you missed my post the other day, the attacks apparently began as David Pakman interviewed WBC's Shirley Phelps-Roper. Watch the video HERE.

Feast of Fun interviews Phelps-Roper about the attacks in a new podcast.

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  1. It's about time! It couldn't have happened to a more sadistic and twisted group of people. Thanks to "The Jester."

    Posted by: Jason | Feb 25, 2011 9:20:10 AM

  2. well here it is Friday 9:30 AM EST and the site is still down and goggle claims it can't be found!!! Thank you "Anonymous"! there are few other "hateful" sites that could use your touch as well..... AFA FRC CWA MFI etc.... just go to the Southern Poverty Law Center there is an entire list of hate mongers!! do them in alpha order :-) xoxoxox

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Feb 25, 2011 9:38:17 AM

  3. OMG...This is way beyond AWESOME :)Who's next?

    Posted by: Theo | Feb 25, 2011 9:43:48 AM

  4. That's pretty awesome, actually :)

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 25, 2011 9:51:25 AM

  5. Too bad people always take offense at them insulting the troops but they don't seem to be so bothered by the anti-gay attacks and the picketing of AIDS victims that went on for at least a DECADE before they ever picketed the first funeral of a soldier.

    The don't say that they take offense at the "God Hates Fags" signs. They say that they take offense at them displaying them at soldiers' funerals.

    I'm glad they're taking WBC on but I wish they would do it for their message instead of where they choose to spew their message.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Feb 25, 2011 10:29:04 AM

  6. expect a "" or "" site in the near future.

    Posted by: Corvidae | Feb 25, 2011 10:30:04 AM

  7. Can they do this to FOX news? please

    Posted by: Wonderer | Feb 25, 2011 10:34:31 AM

  8. Still down! What great news to get up to this AM. Thanks Anonymous for doing what we all should be doing.

    Posted by: ProudPortlander | Feb 25, 2011 10:45:35 AM

  9. @Tampazeke
    In his defense, he does say in the text that he disagrees with their hateful messages.

    I'm glad that this happened, but I do feel like it's just going to give them more publicity. Shirley literally makes my stomach churn, how a sociopath like her can get through law school I will never understand. She too is banned from the UK the last I heard.

    Posted by: Ryan W. | Feb 25, 2011 11:00:33 AM

  10. This hacker is a conservative rather than a liberal - he attacked Wikileaks as a "patriotic hactivist". There's no evidence he's pro-gay.

    Posted by: Sancho | Feb 25, 2011 12:42:42 PM

  11. THIS IS FAKE. If you've been following the Anonymous story, Westboro faked a letter from Anonymous to themselves and now they're faking being hacked too, in all probability!

    Posted by: Alex | Feb 25, 2011 3:35:36 PM

  12. Much as I despise Westboro, anybody see anything at all disquieting about annonymous hackers being able to silence whomever they don't like? Could be YOU next.

    Posted by: SeeingI | Feb 25, 2011 3:40:11 PM

  13. How do you end homophobia? BY ENDING IT.

    For years Gay Inc. has told us to ignore these kinds of groups and they'll go away. Guess what? THEY DON'T GO AWAY WHEN YOU IGNORE THEM. THEY GET STRONGER. JUST LIKE THE TEA PARTY.

    So, if you suggest we should ignore bigoted organizations, YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE CONTINUATION AND SPREAD OF HOMOPHOBIA.

    It's time to stop acting like cowards. Take the fight to the bigots. SHUT THEM DOWN. Not one more gay teen suicide.

    Some gay celebrity named Dan Savage started a bullshit campaign in which of homophobic politicians like Obama and Washington's Patty Murray get to say pretty words (at the same time as they attack LGBT people in their actions) telling queer youth "it gets better." It does get better. But only if WE MAKE IT BETTER.

    It's a new motherfucking day, kids. 2011 is they year of democratic revolutions across the Arab world. It's the year working people stopped sucking up to the Democrats and starting fighting back in Wisconsin. And it's the year queers got tired of waiting and said EQUAL RIGHTS NOW! QUEERS BASH BACK!

    Posted by: Genesis Revelations | Feb 25, 2011 7:10:42 PM

  14. Brilliant!

    Posted by: jexer | Feb 25, 2011 8:18:19 PM

  15. Thanks for the link love Andy!

    Posted by: Fausto Fernós | Feb 27, 2011 9:11:24 PM

  16. Harassment by religious extremist

    Jehovah's Witnesses instigated court decisions in 1942 which involved cursing a police officer calling him a fascist and to get in your face at the door steps,....this same JW 1942 court decision upheld infamous Phelps hate church in 2011
    Danny Haszard

    Posted by: Danny Haszard | Mar 5, 2011 3:50:44 PM

  17. The WBC had it coming.
    If they can do what they want, then so can we.

    George Vreeland hill
    (Not so Anonymous)

    Posted by: George Vreeland Hill | Mar 21, 2011 6:07:12 PM

  18. I understand why this person hacked into the website to shut down the hatred....however, my friend was just killed and he is a Marine. I would like to go on to the Westboro Baptist "Church" website to see if they are going to be protesting his funeral. I cannot do that now seeing as how the website is down. It is good to get their message of hate shut down, but there is a down side to not being able to view their site. We cannot set up counter protests when we do not know where they will be.

    Posted by: LA | Apr 3, 2011 6:35:35 PM

  19. Why doesn't somebody just gun them all down at one of their next protests. Get 'em all!

    Posted by: Robert Jazon | Apr 5, 2011 11:05:44 AM

  20. lol,@Robert Jazon

    Posted by: nameless | Apr 7, 2011 8:59:22 PM

  21. On the one hand i understand you , but I also can understand him. It's just funny! lol

    Posted by: jill1adt | Dec 2, 2011 5:43:52 AM

  22. Why doesn't somebody just gun them all down at one of their next protests. Get 'em all!

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