There’s no stopping the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing another funeral, unless you’re hacktivist group Anonymous.
Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing, the notorious hate group announced on Twitter along with a press release that it would picket the funerals of those killed during the attack, claiming that “Massachusetts invited this special wrath from God Almighty when it was the FIRST STATE to pass same-sex marriage on May 17, 2004,” and ending with a pronounced, “GOD H8S FAG MARRIAGE!”
â€” Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) April 16, 2013
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Before that tweet, Anonymous made clear that if the church, which is headed by the infamous and controversial Fred Phelps, does anything involving Boston that it would be met with opposition.
If #WBC protests the Boston funerals, they will have to expect us.
â€” Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) April 15, 2013
And this isn’t the first time that Anonymous has threatened Westboro.
The same situation occurred over the Sandy Hook shootings in December, when the hacktivist group published church members’ personal email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses.
In the past, the church has made a vendetta to protest funerals of victims of prominent events or people, including most recently the funeral of film critic Roger Ebert, who the hate group called a “fag enabler.”