Sunday yet another press release appeared on the Anonymous message board (AnonNews.org) claiming an earlier press release issued in Anonymous’ name last Tuesday was in fact a hoax perpetrated by Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church.
Tuesday’s press release had been an ultimatum, supposedly issued by Anonymous, threatening the Kansas based Westboro Baptist Church’s online security if they refused to cease and desist their obnoxious, homophobic, hate filled mission. Sunday’s press release issued by Anonymous calls the Tuesday press release a publicity seeking hoax by the church, and advises all Anonymous members to abort “Operation Westboro.”
To complicate matters, the Westboro Baptist Church issued a scathing response to the original press release, taunting Anonymous, and telling the notorious collective of unnamed Internet activists to “Bring it on!”
Sunday’s Press release also points out that behind their hate filled gospel, the Westboro Baptist Church contains a collection of lawyers who are known to be quite litigious with their detractors.
Sunday’s Anonymous press release states:
To Anonymous: It’s a trap. They’ve got their ports wide open to harvest IPs to sue. Don’t DDoS, and boycott Operation Westboro. If you really want to continue messing with them, just send them a few male prostitutes and faxes of goatse. Nothing more.
To the Media: Just because it was posted on AnonNews doesn’t mean every single Anon is in
agreement, in fact in this case it doesn’t even mean a single Anon is in agreement. Next time, if you could give us a few minutes to put all our paperwork in order, we’ll be sure to let you know what we’re up to. (LOL)
(Note: This letter was written by more than 20 Anons, at the same time, and none of them were inbred family members. Unlike that other, shitty “Press Release”.)
We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Anonymous is a formidable group of aggressive hackers or hactivists that can back up their threats. The group is credited with a series of controversial, widely-publicized protests and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Victims of Anonymous include the Church of Scientology, and more recently, the Internet security firm HBGary Federal.
This is not the first time the Westboro Baptist Church has taken an antagonizing position towards its critics. Indeed, one could say the church has made its mission to antagonize, harass, and malign others. The Westboro Baptist Church is notorious for its “God Hates Fags” signs and the picketing of soldier’s funerals. They have made a name for themselves preaching a homophobic, hate filled gospel so obnoxious most Christians reject their teaching.
Follow the link to read the full text of Sunday’s press release.
For more info check out previous related stories:
Anonymous delivers ultimatum to Westboro Baptist Church
Westboro Baptist Church responds to Anonymous: ‘Bring It!’