Shirley Phelps-Roper Hub
Yesterday on his show, David Pakman tried to negotiate with Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church, which plans to picket the funerals of the children in Newtown, Connecticut. Pakman offered airtime to the church in exchange for them not picketing the funerals.
The negotiations, it turns out, were not exactly realistic from their end.
Watch their talk, and the result of the negotiations, AFTER THE JUMP...
The WBC has already been targeted by hackers from the group Anonymous.
Brick Stone had some fun with Fred Phelps' daughter Shirley and other members of the clan at Clark High School in Las Vegas last week.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
"The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals. The court voted 8-1 Wednesday in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment to the father of a dead Marine who sued church members after they picketed his son's funeral."
Justice Samuel Alito was the lone dissenter, according to CBS News:
"Our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for the vicious verbal assault that occurred in this case," Alito wrote in his dissent.
The case involved a Maryland man whose slain soldier son's (Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder) funeral was targeted by Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church picketers.
As you may remember, the man was awarded nearly $11 million in October 2007 in punitive damages, damages for emotional distress, and compensation. The WBC thumbed its collective nose at that judgment, which was later cut in half, and finally thrown out entirely by the U.S. Court of Appeals.
The Phelps clan believes God is killing soldiers because of the U.S.A.'s tolerance of homosexuality.
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. "www.godhatesfags.com – 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.
David Pakman interviews the Westboro Baptist Church's Shirley Phelps-Roper about the threats from hacker group Anonymous, which Anonymous said over the weekend were made up by the WBC.
"Phelps-Roper indicated that hitting children is part of 'teaching children exactly like their creator told them to do it,' causing Pakman to ask later in the interview whether police involvement was appropriate."
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...