Anonymous hacks Westboro Baptist Church’s website during live interview
A source from the internet group Anonymous was interviewed on a radio show, along with Shirley Phelps-Roper of the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church. During the interview, Anonymous hacked the church’s website.
Earlier this week, a press release aimed at the Westboro Baptist Church was posted around the internet that claimed to be from Anonymous. The Westboro Baptist Church responded to this by publishing their own release stating, “bring it, cowards.”
Anonymous then posted a follow-up press release denying that they did not publish the original press release.
These shenanigans were discussed during the interview on the David Pakman Show. Towards the end of the discussion, the Anonymous source said:
“I was just going to say in the time that Shirley was blabbing her religious preachings I actually did some business and I think if you check downloads.westborobaptistchurch.com right now you’ll see a nice message from Anonymous.”
The WBC’s website was hacked to display a Anonymous press release (see screenshot).
Throughout the interview, the Anonymous source references internet memes, such as claiming he has “over 9,000 sins.”
The family who runs the Westboro Baptist Church has been referred to as “America’s Most Hated Family.” Most of their protesting efforts are targeted at gays and soldiers, even though many of those protests get drowned out by counter-protesters.