Anonymous Hackers Take Down Westboro
Just leave us alone, hackers tell Kansas church
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2011 12:13 AM CST
Updated Feb 25, 2011 4:58 AM CST
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(Newser) – The Westboro Baptist Church told Anonymous to "bring it" and the hackers—apparently somewhat reluctantly—have duly brought it. The hackers, who said an earlier threat to hack the Kansas church was a hoax, hacked Westboro's website and posted an open letter to the church while an Anonymous member was engaged in a live radio debate with church spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper, CBS reports. Said the Anonymous member on the air, "In the time Shirley was blabbing her religious preach I actually did some business ... We just put up a nice release. We had enough. We responded maturely."

"If you're reading this, it means Anonymous has lost its patience with you, likely because you've threatened us again after we denied you a war," the letter posted on a Westboro website read, explaining that Anonymous is too busy with operations in Libya, Bahrain, and Iran to waste much time on Westboro. "Take this defacement as a simple warning: go away. The world (including Anonymous) disagrees with your hateful messages but you have the right to voice them. This does not mean you can jump onto Anonymous for attention."

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Mar 21, 2011 6:57 PM CDT
The Westboro Baptist Church had it coming. If they can do what they want, then so can we. George Vreeland Hill (Not so Anonymous)
Feb 28, 2011 3:12 AM CST
Anonymous you are my heros!
Feb 26, 2011 11:25 AM CST
These people aren't religious,certainly not Baptist, they are a devil worshipping cult. They are seeking publiticity at the expense of people that are going through hardships in their life. They are a bunch of scum sucking, blue ball, baby raping ,no good for nothing SOB's